the ultimate commercial umbrella vortex

Manufactured in the UK, the Vortex High Tensile Commercial Umbrella is the ultimate umbrella solution for outdoor cover and alfresco dining, providing both shade and shelter all year round. It is the ONLY commercial umbrella capable of taking up to a gale force 8 wind, making it is a truly ‘fit and forget’ umbrella, unlike others on the market that do require management in varying weather conditions.

vortex umbrella Brighton pierThe Vortex Umbrella is a venture into an area where few manufacturers dare to tread. It is designed to be left up and open all year round due to its careful blend of materials and engineering. It is easily maintained, thanks to its long lasting and tear resistant material, waterproof with high UV resistance and a framework made of high-quality stainless steel. There would only be a few days in the year when you would consider closing the umbrella, or of course out of season in a commercial environment. Most umbrellas are not managed by establishments and are sometimes left to get damaged in high winds.

This is a unique and very strong umbrella capable of remaining standing in up to wind force 11. (Over 100Km/h)

Commercial sun and rain protection with the added advantage of a very high wind rating making it perfect for the catering and restaurant trade, where management of umbrellas is difficult with rapid weather changes. All too often medium specification umbrellas are used and left open in bad weather, particularly if a storm or high winds come in quickly, and then the umbrella is ripped and broken very quickly and rendered useless. The Vortex will not be a problem in almost all weather conditions and will only need taking down if there is a serious weather warning.

With lights and heaters and the pole-mounted table this is a perfect addition to any outdoor area in a bar, restaurant, cafe or club.

The Vortex is available in 2 standard sizes, this being the exact width across the diameter of the umbrella when open fully.

4.2m square
2.8m square
4m x 3m rectangular

With each model it is dependant on what clearance you get on the bottom of your VorTex parasol as well as when it is open you will recieve different height measurements again depending on the total size you go for. Below you will find a table of sizes for all the measurements you will require.


Vortex 3x4m

Vortex 4.2m

Vortex 2.8m








Size (Total Height)

3m x 4m










Mast Diameter







Head Clearance (From base to parasol opening)







Total Height 







Closed Clearance (From base to parasol)







Surface Area







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VorTex commercial parasols are fitted with Ferrari 502 PVC. A very durable and long lasting cover material, easy to clean, and carrying a 5-year warranty ensuring years of dependable service. There are 40 colours readily available to create an eye-catching effect and compliment an existing colour scheme, or blend away in the background. Advertising can be added in logos or writing with a digital mock up service also available to help you decide the best impact.

commercial umbrella installations

Bases for Installation

Cafe  Rouge UmbrellaIn Ground base:
These are suitable for permanent fixing of the Vortex Umbrellas and provides the best stability for the product. Electrical cables should be run through the ground, throughout the ground base, completely hiding them.

Decking Mount:
The flat steel plate is to be bolted to an existing and suitable solid surface. This provides a permanent fix in situations where it is not possible to install a ground base.

Mobile base:
This is a large steel base with concrete slabs. These allow a non-permanent fix and although they are very heavy this installation does allow the umbrella to be moved if required.

The Vortex frame is manufactured from 304-grade stainless steel. The stainless steel pole diameter is 76mm with a 3mm wall thickness. Main ribs are 42mm with a 1.6mm wall thickness and supporting ribs are 38mm with a 1.5mm wall thickness.


Costa parasolHighly efficient heating and lighting systems are readily available for the Vortex umbrella range providing comfort and creating the perfect ambience at night. A custom made hub system specially designed for Vortex enables the connection of up to 4 efficient halogen heaters with minimal of fuss. Standard heaters are 1.5Kw electric infrared with integrated switching.
Solamagic pole mounted lights incorporating 4 directional spotlights provided easy lighting and can be fitted with 50W halogen bulbs or LED bulbs and can be controlled by remote if required.
Endless combinations are also available for adding outdoor speakers for music, TV screens and even cooling systems.

The Fast Bar: A self-supporting umbrella table, for mounting around an umbrella pole. The Vortex Umbrella Fast Bar table is 600mm in diameter.

  • Perfect for use in pubs, bars, hotels and restaurants.
  • Resistant to scratches, abrasions heat and the weather. Hygienic and easy to clean.
  • Easy to fit at any height with just two simple connections.
  • Durable enough to be left out all year round, strong enough to withstand everyday use. Or can be easily removed and stored.

Installation details are provided and we can offer an installation service and prices on application for anywhere in the UK.

The Vortex is specifically designed for today’s ever demanding environmental changes and is designed to withstand high winds and driving rain for sustained periods of time. Vortex umbrellas can be used ALL YEAR ROUND even in the harshest of environments subject to correct installation relevant to the site conditions. Call us now for a quotation on any number of Vortex umbrellas to enhance your establishment.

The Vortex umbrella dimensions

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