With a 45" diameter umbrella, weighing about two pounds and consisting of three parts with total folded length of 26" to carry in the luggage, this umbrella kit is perfect for artists on the go, for French easel, Soltek and pochade with tripod easel setup. Unlike most plein air umbrellas, the EASyL umbrella can be clamped to an artist's tripod to prevent damage to the easel and its height is adjustable and can accommodate even the tallest artist. It has a silver coating on the outside that provides protection against the sun's harmful UV rays, and the black interior helps to remove reflective or excessive light.
The kit consists of three parts:
- Larger 45" (projected area) double-canopy vented UV protection umbrella.
- Telescopic tube 52".
- Strong C-clamp with universal joint.
The C clamp can attach to any round tripod leg, or the square leg of a French easel. The V shape rubber pads ensure stability even on the most windy day.
The conventional umbrella clamp is made of flimsy plastic, originally made for beach umbrella not for artist umbrella; and with a gooseneck which is prone to break after several uses; this type of umbrella clamped on the easel will ventually wears out itself, or even damages the easel .
The all metal universal ball joint is another innovative design, enabling the artist to adjust the umbrella to any desired position effortlessly and conveniently.
To set up the whole kit, the C clamp is attached to one of the tripod leg, the telescopic tube is mounted to the support on the universal ball joint, and the umbrella pole is inserted to the telescopic tube. A bungee cord is attached to the umbrella and a fix position on the setup.