Kookaburra breathable shade sails are ideal for anyone with the need for a versatile shade solution in the garden. Our breathable range is built to the same exacting standards as our waterproof range but the fabric is knitted rather than woven. The result is a looser fabric which allows for hot air to escape from underneath the fabric. In warm weather this is particularly useful. Spending any amount of time underneath a shade sail, the sun beating down on top of you is going to make it pretty warm. The tiny holes in the woven fabric of our breathable shade sails allow that hot air to escape making it much cooler.
What’s The Warranty?
Our breathable sails carry one of the longest warranties on the market, standing at ten years. Any defect in the product is covered over that period to ensure fantastic value for money.
Quality Of Workmanship
Unlike some cheaper imitations, our breathable shade sails do not skip on the important details. Each side is double stitched along its entire length for added strength. Often you’ll find only the first 12” of each side is double stitched which can lead to tears once the fabric is set up and placed under tension.
A grade 304 stainless steel D ring is stitched into each corner of the fabric for extra security when securing the shade sail to a wall, post or fence.
High Level Of Sun Protection
The potential for skin damage caused by exposure to the sun can be calculated and placed on a scale called the UV Index. The higher the rating, the more susceptible you’ll be to skin damage caused by ultraviolet radiation. The best way to combat the risk of sun exposure is to make use of UV protective products. The effectiveness of those products can also be measured and should be clearly displayed on any item claiming to be safe for use in the sun.
Our breathable shade sails have an ultraviolet protection factor of 15. They offer 93.3% protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays. In terms of safe sun protection, our breathable shade sails offer plenty while not sacrificing on the all important cooling air factor.
High Density Fabric
Our fabric weave process for the breathable sails achieves a perfect balance of sun protection while still allowing hot air to escape from beneath the fabric.
Each fabric is measured by its density per square meter. Our breathable shades measure 320 grams per square meter – double our waterproof fabric density.