• Identify the center of the cape with some string.
  • Fold the cape in half, then quarter, then eighth with the inside of the cape facing upward.
  • Lift cape onto the wooden or metal frame making sure the center of the frame is matched to the center of the cape.
  • Now unfold the Synthetic Thatch Mexican Capes and flip over the last half so that the cape has the shaggy thatch on the outside and the woven material on the outside.
  • Secure the cape to the umbrella frame using zip ties.
  • Installation Guide for Synthetic Thatch Mexican Capes

Are the Synthetic Thatch Mexican Capes waterproof?

No. Synthetic Thatch Mexican Capes are to be used as a decorative shade cover to add a tropical feel to your structure. If you’re looking for waterproofing using this product you would need a waterproof underlayment such as a canvas cover or a subroof.

How do I install the thatch Mexican capes on an existing umbrella?

This is easy. Simply throw the rounded thatch cape over the existing umbrella and center the cape. If the umbrella has a notch at the top, let it poke through the thatch so it lays flat on the umbrella. If you are in a windy area, we suggest using zip ties to anchor the Mexican rain cape to the umbrella.

Contact us today for more information on our Synthetic Thatch Mexican Capes or give us a call, toll-free at 877-243-5309.

Mexican Palm Thatch

ALSO CALLED: Palm Thatch | Mexican Thatch Grass | Duck Blind Grass

amaZulu’s Synthetic Thatch Mexican Capes are woven to imitate the natural thatch sheets or capes. This new artificial thatch product offers a shaggy exterior that is ideal for outdoor and indoor use for your island retreat. It’s simple to work with, and you can easily drape the product over a bamboo frame or structure.  The Synthetic Thatch Mexican Capes come in 8.5’, 9’, 11’, 12’, and 14′ in diameter options and fit perfectly over outdoor canvas umbrellas, making theming your resort or theme park easy and cost-effective.


  • Synthetic Palm Thatch Mexican Capes are 9’, 11’ and 14′ in diameter and the Rolls are 3’h x 8’w
  • Made from HDPE plastic.
  • Covers and Rolls are sold individually.
  • Weight 50 lbs or 85 lbs depending on size.
  • Synthetic Thatch Mexican Capes and Rolls come with a 5-year limited warranty.


  • Light thatch cape material is great for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Maintenance-free, will not remold, rot, or shed.
  • Does not stain your concrete or tiles after rain
  • Resists termites, birds and other pests that commonly infest and break down natural thatch.
  • No seasonal shortages because it is factory-produced.
  • 100% recyclable. Made of HDPE, high-density polyethylene.
  • Will not fade or discolor. Each strand varies in color from brown to honey, giving it a very natural authentic look.
  • Easy DIY installation.

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Synthetic Thatch Mexican Capes are a circular-shaped Mexican Thatch which is the perfect solution to create a tropical and lush feel to any outdoor space.  It typically goes over the top of a frame or an existing commercial umbrella to give that tropical upgrade! We now also have the Mexican Thatch Rolls which are great for awnings or smaller thatch roofs. No rot no stains!

These Synthetic Thatch Mexican Capes and Rolls are easy to install and will last for years with very little maintenance.