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Centre Column Umbrella

The Typhoon is a stylish umbrella that is structurally sound and able to withstand extreme weather, high wind loads due to reinforced struts on the arms.

Premium materials and classic design combine in a heavy-duty commercial umbrella purpose built to live outdoors.

Expansive or Compact

Available in a hexagonal, square or rectangular canopy. Choose from 8 retractable options, offering extensive shade coverage from 5.8sqm up to 17.5sqm off a single column.

Sheltered or Exposed

The Typhoon is engineered to withstand extreme weather. Structurally reinforced struts brace the tensioned canopy for increased stability and greater wind resistance for wind speeds up to 148kph.

Portable or Permanent

Weighing over 100kg the Typhoon has been designed for fixed installation outdoors, but can be fitted with a weighted base and caster system to re-position your shade.10 year frame anti rust policy, 5 year structural warranty on the frame & canopy.

Fixed Canopy

A fixed canopy gives the freedom of a quality permanent cover.

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Rain or Shine

An architectural grade, high tensile PVC adds strength and style to the canopy.

The fabric's distinctive smooth finish is waterproof, heat reflective, and UV treated, keeping customers dry, cool and sun-safe.

Day or Night

Accessories such as radiant heating and LED lighting can be pre-wired within the umbrella frame to transition your space from day to night.

Linking panels and rain diverters can also be installed to channel water away from the waterproof canopy for year round use.

Canopy Options

Skyspan offers three canopy options so you only pay for the performance and benefits that you actually need.



Retractable Canopy

Shade when you want it and sunshine when you don’t?

With our reliable and robust internal gearing system, the umbrella is easily operated via a detachable handle, and safely locked into position, whatever the weather.

Engineer wind rated (EWR) for wind speeds up to 118kph whilst open, you’ll have ample time to retract your umbrella in changing conditions.

Once closed, the Sunset will stand safe and secure in winds up to 148kph, ready for future use.

Recommended for sheltered, light to medium wind zones with occasional high wind exposure, and for high wind zones once retracted.

Fixed Canopy


Fixed Canopy

Need year round shelter, or not wanting the task of retracting your shade?

The Horizon fixed canopy option removes the cost of the retraction system, locking the umbrella permanently open without compromising safety and performance in harsh weather.

The Horizon canopy is engineer wind rated (EWR) and certified for wind speeds up to 118kph.


Recommended for sheltered, light to medium wind zones with occasional high wind exposure.

Extreme Weather


Extreme Weather Canopy

The clear choice for any coastal, wind prone, or exposed environments.

Structurally reinforced struts brace the tensioned canopy for increased stability and greater wind resistance for wind speeds up to 148kph.

Solid to translucent canopy options allow you to choose the appropriate level of light transmission from full block out to moderately diffused light to suit your levels of sun exposure.


Recommended for medium, high and very high wind zones.

The Typhoon umbrella range is available in a hexagonal, square or rectangular shaped canopy.

Umbrella Height
L x W
Square Canopy
2380 x 2380mm
3130 x 3130mm
3470 x 3470mm
4000 x 4000mm
Hexagonal Canopy
3830 x 4415mm
4960 x 4310mm
5610 x 4880mm
Rectangular Canopy
3950 x 2950mm

*Measurements are nominal and for illustration purposes only and therefore are subject to change without notice. Measurement C refers to the Retractable Canopy only. Fixed and Extreme Weather Canopy options are non-collapsible.

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Panorama Centre Column

Frame & Componentry

Engineer Wind Rating (EWR)



Architectural grade, weldable PVC Canopy available in a range of contemporary colours

Compatible Accessories

View Frame Colours

vista colour frame

View Canopy Colours

vista canopy

"So easy to use a child could do it, but so cleverly designed that he doesn't."

easy to use

With retractable canopies of up to 20 sqm in size, the operating system of a commercial umbrella cannot be an afterthought.

The Sola’s proprietary, hand wound, internal gearing system makes light work of deploying even the most substantial canopy. Swift and smooth operation without any cumbersome equipment or extra help makes the Sola ideal for commercial use.

A removable handle, allows the umbrella to be locked into position, preventing any unauthorised operation and keeping your patrons, staff, and umbrella, safe, whatever the weather.

Want more information, or need that real life look & feel?

Download our Typhoon brochure or contact us today for pricing and samples for your project.

Rain or Shine

Practical & Portable


Seriously Shady