If you’re looking for a shade sail which will protect you from the rain, as well as shade you from the sun, but you don’t want to fork out for a waterproof sail, look no further than a water resistant sail. Our water resistant shade sails are made using the same attention to detail as our more expensive waterproof options but with some key differences.
Firstly, the woven polyester which forms the fabric of the shade sail is not as dense as on the waterproof sails. As a result the water resistant shade sails are neither as sun or rain protective as the waterproof options.
Secondly, our water resistant sails are our only sails which don’t make use of steel D rings in each corner. Instead they feature webbing loops in each corner for easy installation and flexibility moving around or taking down.
How Water Resistant Are They?
The water resistant shade sails will withstand several hours of rainfall without any issue. They are woven as opposed to knitted, just like our waterproof options, but simply not woven as densely. They won’t necessarily keep out every drop of water throughout the wettest of days. But you could reasonably expect to shelter under one during a shower.
How Much Sun Protection Do They Provide?
You can expect to receive almost as much sun protection from a water resistant sail as you do from a waterproof sail. Whilst a waterproof shade sail will offer 98% UV protection, our water resistant sails will provide protection against 96.5% of all the sun’s harmful rays.
Put into context, that amounts to an ultraviolet protection factor of 34. It’s the second highest level of sun protection available from one of our shade sails despite the fact our water resistant range is also our most affordable.