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How to pack umbrellas – The Packaging Doctor

By Jake Kirk • Tuesday 03rd September 2019

In terms of packaging and preparation for transit, some products can prove more challenging to pack. Focusing on items that have more awkward dimensions that cannot fit inside smaller traditional box shape package such as umbrellas, our packaging doctor is on hand to help.   

Dear Doctor,

I run a small business that is looking to send out a range of umbrellas. I’m unsure on what kind of packaging I need that will be most effective, what do you suggest I use to package them?

Best wishes,


Hi Ron,

Thank you for reaching out, let’s see what Kite products can help.

The first item we suggest is our round postal tubes which will accommodate the longer dimensions of an umbrella and offer effective protection from harmful factors such as environmental conditions.

These come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses which means you can find the right sized postal tubes that fit all the different dimensions of your range of umbrellas.  They will safeguard your products and optimise space on transit vehicles.

For inside the package, we advise you use some of our protective paper as this will be act as an internal layer of cushioning which will stop the umbrellas moving around inside the tubes. We recommend you use our Speedman box, a low cost and ready to use void fill system where 100% recycled paper can be dispensed manually and easily.

By combining these two types of packaging, your umbrellas will have quality protection and minimised environmental impact as they get to their destination.

Best wishes,
The Packaging Doctor

Note: All the packaging problems our doctor receives are real queries from customers or non-customers. If you have a packaging problem that needs diagnosing get in touch: Twitter @kitepackaging or email

Jake Kirk

Jake Kirk

03rd September • 2019