Big Ben

Robust large parasol for the highest degree of comfort

The professional-qualitiy large parasol Big Ben is an eye-catcher for every patio. With its majestic and elegant look it sends a clear signal even from afar: a comfortable, sheltered seat awaits you. With its many extras, high wind stability and a span of up to 7 m, it was specially developed to meet the high demands of hospitality and commerical use.

5 Year WarrantyGarden or balconyFood service industryPublic institutions

Big Ben

Technical details

OperationCrank mechanism or motor
FabricPremium acrylic awning fabric in more than 120 colours (light-fast and weather-resistant). Also optionally available with water-permeable or fireproof fabrics.
Frame200 RAL colours for masts and struts
MastAluminium mast with 84 mm diameter and 5 mm wall thickness
StrutsPower struts 40 x 20 mm with extra long U reinforcements
OptionsIncluding protective cover

The benefits for you

  • Professional large parasol spanning up to 7 m
  • Can close over tables and patio furniture thanks to telescopic system
  • Extreme wind stability due to solid mast and hub made of high-grade aluminium
  • Many extras: motor operation, radiant heater, LED strut lights and more
Fabrics & colours
ShapesSizeHeight openHeight closedHeadroomClosing heightWeight*
200 x 300 cm**281 cm355 cm225 cm164 cm38 kg
200 x 350 cm**287 cm369 cm225 cm156 cm42 kg
200 x 400 cm**292 cm383 cm225 cm147 cm46 kg
250 x 300 cm**285 cm365 cm225 cm158 cm42 kg
250 x 350 cm**290 cm377 cm225 cm150 cm46 kg
250 x 400 cm**295 cm391 cm225 cm142 cm51 kg
300 x 350 cm294 cm387 cm225 cm144 cm51 kg
300 x 400 cm299 cm400 cm225 cm137 cm55 kg
300 x 450 cm304 cm413 cm225 cm129 cm58 kg
300 x 500 cm309 cm426 cm225 cm120 cm61 kg
300 x 550 cm314 cm438 cm225 cm113 cm70 kg
300 x 600 cm319 cm452 cm225 cm104 cm75 kg
350 x 400 cm303 cm409 cm225 cm130 cm58 kg
350 x 450 cm307 cm422 cm225 cm123 cm61 kg
350 x 500 cm313 cm435 cm225 cm115 cm64 kg
350 x 550 cm317 cm446 cm225 cm108 cm75 kg
350 x 600 cm322 cm460 cm225 cm100 cm80 kg
350 x 650 cm328 cm474 cm225 cm91 cm85 kg
400 x 450 cm311 cm432 cm225 cm117 cm64 kg
400 x 500 cm316 cm444 cm225 cm109 cm68 kg
400 x 550 cm321 cm455 cm225 cm103 cm80 kg
400 x 600 cm326 cm468 cm225 cm95 cm85 kg
400 x 650 cm331 cm481 cm225 cm87 cm90 kg
400 x 700 cm336 cm495 cm225 cm79 cm95 kg
450 x 500 cm323 cm458 cm225 cm100 cm80 kg
450 x 550 cm324 cm465 cm225 cm97 cm85 kg
450 x 600 cm329 cm477 cm225 cm89 cm90 kg
450 x 650 cm334 cm490 cm225 cm81 cm95 kg
450 x 700 cm340 cm504 cm225 cm73 cm100 kg
500 x 550 cm328 cm475 cm225 cm91 cm90 kg
500 x 600 cm333 cm487 cm225 cm83 cm95 kg
500 x 650 cm338 cm500 cm225 cm76 cm100 kg
500 x 700 cm343 cm513 cm225 cm68 cm105 kg
550 x 600 cm340 cm505 cm225 cm80 cm100 kg
300 x 300 cm289 cm375 cm225 cm151 cm51 kg
350 x 350 cm298 cm398 cm225 cm137 cm55 kg
400 x 400 cm307 cm420 cm225 cm124 cm59 kg
450 x 450 cm316 cm443 cm225 cm110 cm64 kg
500 x 500 cm325 cm466 cm225 cm96 cm70 kg
550 x 550 cm**333 cm486 cm225 cm83 cm100 kg
600 x 600 cm**342 cm508 cm225 cm69 cm105 kg
Ø 300 cm274 cm336 cm225 cm176 cm50 kg
Ø 350 cm280 cm351 cm225 cm166 cm53 kg
Ø 400 cm287 cm368 cm225 cm156 cm56 kg
Ø 450 cm292 cm384 cm225 cm147 cm59 kg
Ø 500 cm299 cm400 cm225 cm137 cm63 kg
Ø 550 cm305 cm415 cm225 cm127 cm67 kg
Ø 600 cm311 cm431 cm225 cm117 cm71 kg
Ø 650 cm***317 cm446 cm225 cm109 cm105 kg
Ø 700 cm***323 cm462 cm225 cm99 cm112 kg
300 cm ***280 cm351 cm225 cm167 cm39 kg
350 cm ***288 cm370 cm225 cm155 cm40 kg
400 cm ***295 cm388 cm225 cm144 cm42 kg
450 cm302 cm406 cm225 cm133 cm45 kg
500 cm309 cm425 cm225 cm121 cm48 kg
550 cm316 cm443 cm225 cm110 cm52 kg
600 cm324 cm462 cm225 cm99 cm56 kg

* Weight in kilos for a standard parasol without extras.
** These parasols have 10 struts.
*** These parasols have 12 struts and a twelve-cornered wind roof.
**** Not available with integrated wiring for radiant heaters at strut ends.

Acrylic awning fabric (standard)

The tried and tested acrylic awning fabric is manufactured from 100% spinning nozzle dyed brand acrylic fabric. That means that the colour pigments – unlike in classic yarn dyeing – are applied during the fibre production. This ensures reliable protection against damaging UV radiation and permanently guarantees brilliant colours / constant weather and light-fastness. Furthermore, the acrylic fabric is especially tear-resistant and also dirt and water-repellent thanks to its impregnation with a special protective agent. The reliable solution for long-term outdoor use.

  • Water-proof up to 300-370 mm water column, EN 20811
  • High colour and weather fastness (7-8) of 8
  • Water and dirt-repellent
  • 100% acrylic 285–300 g/m²
  • Commercial printing possible on canopy and valance

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Acrylic awning fabric LUMERA

The innovative Lumera acrylic fabric is woven with the special CBA fibre (Clean Brilliant Acrylic). Along with all the benefits of the acrylic fabric, this provides even more bonuses. The acrylic multifilament fibre has a smoother and denser surface. This means that the colours turn out richer and more radiant and the fabric’s luminance is increased for a long time.

  • Water-proof up to 460 mm water column, EN 20811
  • High colour and weather fastness (7-8) of 8
  • Water and dirt-repellent
  • 100% acrylic 290 g/m²
  • Commercial printing possible on canopy and valance

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Swela Sunvas Uni

This 100% polyester fabric has an innovative and effective dirt and water-repellent SNC impregnation. This makes the fabric air-permeable, weather-proof and resistant to rooting. The fabric also has a high elasticity without permanent stretching. It is therefore optimally suited for outdoor use.

  • Water-proof up to 350 mm water column, EN 20811
  • High light and weather fastness (7-8) of 8
  • Chlorine fastness (4-5) of 5
  • Polyester mesh with SNC impregnation
  • Surface weight approx. 310 g/m²
  • Water and dirt-repellent
  • Excellent sun protection (UPF 50+)

Frame colours for masts and struts

You can find over 200 RAL colours here.

Motor drive with remote control

The motorised Big Ben offers top-class convenience! With the press of a button on the remote control, several parasols can easily be opened or closed at the same time – and in only two minutes! An unbeatable advantage for restaurant owners – it’s never been so easy to use large parasols.

Elegance – Integrated strut light

With the integrated Elegance LED strut light, you can make any patio shine. Designed to be elegant and unobtrusive, the modern LED strips provide pleasant light. The lights are easily switched on and off via the central switch on the mast or via remote control. The latter also allows you to dim the lights. Also available with coloured LED light strips.

Radiant heater

With integrated heating for Big Ben, you can provide comfortable temperatures even on cold days. All wires are securely concealed inside of the frame. The detachable radiant heaters are simply plugged into the connections at the strut ends.
Lights and heating can be switched on and off individually using the central switch at the top of the mast.

Parasol bases

Here you will find a parasol base to suit every parasol. CARAVITA offers a wide range of models for all purposes in many different colours and shapes. Learn more…

Ground sleeves and pole fittings

Ground sleeves are parasol bases to be set in concrete. Depending on the quality of the ground, ground sleeves are available in different lengths. The upper part of the ground sleeve can be removed. The part remaining in the ground is then at ground level. Learn more…


Durable design

Only the best materials and extra strong aluminium profiles are used in the robust design of Big Ben. The solid mast has a diameter of 84 mm and a wall thickness of 5 mm, making it stronger than most others in its class.

Practical alignment guide

This guide greatly simplifies the erection of large parasols. Simply screw adjusting screws into ground sleeve or mobile base. Position the parasol. Thread the alignment guide into the screw and push the parasol up. Then simply screw in place and it’s all done.

Wind-stable up to 100 km/h!

Its solid design makes Big Ben extra robust. To prove this, the professional parasol was tested by structural engineers in a wind tunnel, where the 3 x 3 m version can withstand even strong winds of up to 100 km/h!

Telescopic system

The advantage: the telescopic system extends the mast when closing! Tables and patio furniture can stay where they are.

CARAVITA catalogue

Experience the world of CARAVITA


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The Big Ben is as versatile as you need it to be.

“Reiter” café, Donaueschingen, Germany
Samara Classic parasol (3 m round, fabric U202 yellow) with wind hood and Big Ben parasol (5.5m round, fabric Dickson Max yellow 6316), frame RAL 9016 traffic white, edge trimming yellow.
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Café Leffe, Lille, France
Big Ben 4 m x 5 m round and 4 m x 4.5 m round, fabric 6020 Dickson Orchestra, frame RAL 7044, with heating and lighting.
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Hotel “Neue Post”, Bodenmais, Germany
Big Ben parasol 4 m x 4 m, fabric U901 grey, edge trimming E902 grey, frame RAL 7001 silver grey, with integrated “Elegance” lighting.
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Hotel Kempinski, Frankfurt, Germany
Big Ben parasol 5 m x 5 m, frame RAL 9006 white aluminium, fabric U804 light beige, with “Solamagic” heating and integrated “Elegance” lighting.
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“La Stella” Italian restaurant, Salzburg, Austria
Big Ben parasol 3 m x 4 m, frame RAL 7016 anthracite, fabric U804 bordeaux, with integrated “Elegance” lighting.
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My Father’s Moustache, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
Big Ben parasol 5 m x 5 m with integrated “Elegance” strut light, frame white, valance and fabric with screen printed logo.
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“Sternbräu” restaurant, Salzburg, Austria
Big Ben parasol 2.5 m x 3 m, fabric U406 red, frame RAL 7016 anthracite, with integrated “Elegance” lighting.
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“The Italian” restaurant, Recklinghausen
Big Ben parasol 5 m x 5 m, frame RAL 9006 white aluminium, fabric 6550 ivory, with commercial screen printing.
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“Zum Murnauer” restaurant, Murnau, Germany
Big Ben XXL parasol, 4 m x 6 m, fabric acrylic pink U412, edge trimming E414 pink, frame RAL 9006 white aluminium, sewed-on valance.
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Retirement home, Germany
Big Ben 5 x 5 m, fabric S492 Acapulco, edge trimming E407 cherry red, frame RAL 7035 light grey.
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Big Ben parasol, private installation, Germany
Big Ben parasol, 5 x 5 m, fabric 7560 wheat, edge trimming 10 wheat, sewed-on valance.
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* 5 years according to our warranty conditions