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This handy collapsible umbrella was designed and manufactured by a plein air painter who has firsthand knowledge of what the painter in the field really needs. Measuring a mere 12" (30 cm) when collapsed, and weighing less than 1 lb (0.5 kg), this is a light, portable painting companion that can be easily stored or carried wherever you need it.
When fully open and extended, the Plein Air Painters' Umbrella measures a full 34" (86 cm) in height with a 42" (107 cm) canopy that provides ample shade for your easel, canvas, and you.
The underside of the umbrella is black in order to reduce glare on palette and canvas. The silver outer side reflects heat and ultraviolet rays, and the wind venting feature allows you to use the umbrella in a slight wind or breeze. A C-clamp, gooseneck, and instructions are included.
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Plein air heaven
from Niagara Falls NY
Comments about Guerrilla Painter Guerilla Painter Plein Air Collapsible Umbrella:
It won't work in high wind, but neither will any other umbrella. I'measily fitting this in the corner of my suitcase for painting and traveling. It's bigger than it should be for such a great folding umbrella.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Don't Get It
from Las Vegas, NV
I've tried it on a French easel and on my awesome STRADA. It's not tall enough, I'm only 6'1. Average right? You have to paint hunched over, and the dark underside is too dark. It collapses too easily in a breeze. It's a piece of junk. Sargent and Sorolla would have ignited it after lighting their cigars. Of course they also painted in jackets and ties, I have much to learn.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that this umbrella was not long enough for you to effectively use. There are others in our assortment which might work out better. One of our Product Experts would be happy to share a few recommendations. You can reach us M-F from 8:00am to 5:30pmCST, at 1.800.933.2542 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
from Tipp City, Ohio
Very flimsy umbrella and handle easly collapses.
Merchant response: If you are not completely satisfied with this product, you may contact our Customer Care team at 1-800-933-2542 for a return or exchange for another item that might work out better. We are happy to help you find a product you are completely satisfied with.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Most compact, portable, great w Soltek
By Professional artist
I use a Soltek easel for pleinair acrylic, oil, and pastel painting. This umbrella attaches to the legs of the Soltek, it is fabulous, because its small, simple and versatile, also big but not too big.I've had it for at least 5 years and have used it a lot, so no problems with the quality. It's not a big tough, heavy duty umbrella but its been durable and vey useful for me. I understand the Mary Poppins issue, but my Soltek is reasonably stable,and haven't had a wind problem.The little bendy part is really stiff, but that's good, you want it to be pretty immobile IMHO. I use a clamp or bungee cord to help it maintain its position if necessary.Try it! If you don't like it, you can return it. It's very reasonably priced compared to the other choices.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
You've got to be kidding!!
from Danville, CA
I use a standard french easel and there is hardly anywhere that the clamp can attach without bending and it still won't hold for long. The bending portion of the clamp (to adjust the shade)is totally useless, it basically is not flexible at all. The material of the shade is so dark that your eyes can't adjust from your scene back to your palette.For the plein air painter, forget it. For sleeping in a beach chair, maybe.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear you did not have a satisfying experience with this product. Please know that if you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the merchandise you receive, you are entitled to a full replacement or refund. We ask that you contact our Customer Service Department at 800-723-2787 within 30 days so that the exchange, refund, or credit transaction can be arranged to your satisfaction
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Used the umbrella three times. It was really difficult to open all the way and never fully expanded. The third time the flimsy plastic catch broke. My advise - keep looking!
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
from Memphis, TN
I am afraid I agree with daypainter -- the umbrella tipped my easel over at the first wind (alright, I am willing to admit this could be user error). So maybe I didn't have it right the first time -- but the flimsy plastic catch which held the umbrella canopy open broke on that first tumble! When I tried to contact the manufacturer in Poway, the phone was out of order, and I can't find another number anywhere. Not happy.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
awkward & time consuming
from los angeles, ca
The product was awkward to attach to the easel and time consuming. Because it does not bend you must find an angle hole on the stand f0r the umbrella pole to block the sun. Depending on where you attached the stand to your easel, you may have to find a new attachment point and then find a new hole position for the umbrella. When the sun changes, you have to do it all over again if the holes for the umbrella pole do not let you block the sun. PLUS IF IT IS WINDY BECAUSE IT ATTACHES TO YOUR EASEL, THEY BOTH GO OVER! EVEN IF YOU HAVE WEIGHTED THE EASEL! I would never buy another umbrella that had to attach to an easel, and I would only buy one that had a flexible pole.
outdoor painting umbrella
Just the right diameter for both of us. Very easy to connect to our easels and adjust according to wind and sun.It is light and portable, a must for outdoor painting.Also, the service from Dick Blick was exceptional 6 days order to arrival USA to UK. A site worth remembering.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
plein air umbrella
By artist vicki
from Portland, OR
I went out painting on a sunny day and was grateful to have the plein air umbrella.
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