Are these weight bags suitable for outdoor installation?
Yes, they are designed for use outdoors.
Can they be used for products other than umbrellas?
We get calls for all sorts of uses for these weight bags - you don't need an umbrella to make use of these!
Why should I buy weight bags?
When you have invested in a quality umbrella going cheap with an inadequate base is a great false economy. Most umbrellas only get damaged when they fall over and most umbrellas only ever fall over if the base is not heavy enough. So weight bags are an easy option to weigh down your base and ensure it will not tip over and cause your umbrella to be damaged.
Weight Bags are available in 5kg, 10kg or 15kg weights so they are easy to pick up and move around.,
How many weight bags will I need?
That depends on a number of things - how heavy is your base and how large is your umbrella. How windy is the area the umbrella is installed. Generally an umbrella with a span greater than 3.0m square should have two x 15kg weight bags. Two x 10kg weight bags should be sufficient for a smaller umbrella such as a 2.7m Octagonal.
What are the alternatives?
Investing in a base which is adequate in and of itself to support your umbrella will mean you do not require weight bags.
Investing in a Sunranger Base allows you the option of Weight Plates in place of Weight Bags. The Weight Plate/s give an additional 18kg ballast each so if you need a really heavy mobile base for a centrepost umbrella but you don't want weight bags check out our Sunranger Bases.
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At Shade Australia, your complete satisfaction is our number one priority.
Detailed information including measurements and other technical information is listed in each product page. If you require more information, call us on our Free-call Number: 1800 155 233 where our sales team will be happy to assist in answering any questions, no matter how small. Your satisfaction and experience purchasing from our website is paramount and that includes ensuring the colour and the product is fit for your purpose.
Our Returns Policy covers the common reasons you may wish to return something.
Change of Mind
This happens and we understand. Contact us within 30 days of receiving the items to organise return. Postage for returns due to change of mind is at the buyer’s expense. The items will be inspected upon return (refer to Refund note below).
It doesn’t fit
Contact us to arrange return for a refund or exchange. Postage for returns due to incorrect fit is at the buyer’s expense The items will be inspected upon return (refer to Refund note below).
Colour’s not right
Contact us and we’ll arrange to get it back. We’ll swap it over for the correct colour or refund you. Postage for returns due to incorrect colour is at the buyer’s expense. The items will be inspected upon return (refer to Refund note below).
The item arrives damaged
If possible, reject the delivery if the items are visibly damaged. Otherwise, contact us asap and we’ll arrange collection of the items and redelivery of a replacement.
We sent you the wrong item
Our sincerest apologies for this rare occurrence. We’ll arrange to pick it up at our cost and send you the correct item ASAP.
The item is faulty
This is a very frustrating experience, and your satisfaction is our priority. Contact us asap and we’ll arrange collection of the items and promptly organise repair, replacement, or refund of the item.
Important Points when returning items:
- Refunds - all items are inspected upon return, and we reserve the right to charge a restocking fee in case the item is damaged in some way. If it’s in a resalable condition, we’ll refund you the full price less the cost of return shipping. Otherwise, the restocking fee is the cost of making the item “as new” again (e.g., re-boxing the item).
- Our refund policy extends for 30 days of receiving the item. You must notify us within this time if you plan to return the goods.
- Our returns policy extends to all items we sell except for:
- Cut lengths of fabric;
- Custom-made items such as shade-sails;
- Made-to-order items such as umbrellas;
- Custom branded items such as market umbrellas.
- Ex-demonstration, second-hand, or damaged stock are not covered under this Returns Policy.
- This policy does not supersede any rights you are entitled to under legislation.
Our Returns Policy is created with you in mind, to give you full confidence with each transaction you make at Shade Australia. If you are unclear about any aspect of our Returns Policy please feel welcome to call us during business hours on Free-call 1800 155 233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.