The Athene 300cm round parasol is a beautiful free-hanging cantilever umbrella with flexible fibre glass canopy rods. These rods are therefore very sturdy and cannot rust.The frame of the parasol is 48mm diameter and has a strong powder coating finish. The parasol is easy to operate with the twist mechanism and comes complete with cross base. The cover is made of 180 gr/m2 polyester fabric in a dark grey colour and has a water repellent coating. It is advised to use a protective cover, to extend the lifespan.