Living in the Central Valley of California during summertime can be brutal, especially with temperatures sometimes topping out at about 112 degrees! And, when attending the kids’ sporting events shade is usually at a premium and minimal at that. Holding an umbrella over yourself for 3 straight football games is not much fun, and wearing a hat only gives you minimal protection.
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I attended my nephews’ baseball game last night at 6:00 p.m. and the temperature was still hovering about 98 degrees. I popped up my new JoeShade umbrella on the lawn behind our chairs and had instant shade! It was awesome since the other 60 or so spectators were sitting in direct sun in the bleachers.
Assembly of the JoeShade umbrella is super simple – just take it out of the bag, open the tripod base and tighten its handle, then slide in the umbrella top and open it up! The tripod base opens to have a very wide base for stability.
We also had a good Delta breeze blowing, but the umbrella handled it perfectly with the built in wind vents on top. There was no tipping or bending at all. What I considered to be the greatest attribute of the JoeShade umbrella is that you can tilt the umbrella in the direction you need to to create the most shade. The umbrella opens to a massive 60 inches and adjusts from 3 to 8 feet in height. It’s almost like bringing your patio umbrella with you! The umbrella fabric comes in blue, red and green, and is coated with a silver lining for maximum UV sun protection. This is the perfect shade to use when something like an Easy Up awning is too big. JoeShade also comes in a handy carry bag, similar to the portable pop up chairs.
This would be the perfect umbrella to use over a pack and play portable crib, or to keep in your boat or car trunk for shade (or even rain) emergencies! I had a few people ask me where I bought my JoeShade and how much I paid for it. They were amazed that it was only about $35 and how handily it collapsed down into its’ carrying bag. The bag also has a great carry strap so you can sling it over your shoulder and keep your hands free.
JoeShade is an official sponsor of the Melanoma Research Foundation and donates a portion of sales to MRF. You can read more about MRF and melanoma prevention on the JoeShade website at www.joeshade.com.
You can find ordering information at www.joeshade.com, as well as on Amazon.com.
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