I have 2 of these, love them. The temperature difference when you stand under them is CRAZY. A friend literally told me “this is the most useless thing you have bought” when she saw my sails (that I installed as a parking shade at my farm) - but then I asked her to stand under them... and she was stunned at the temperature change and how my car was cool even though the temperatures were in the high 90s. Totally recommended.
Very happy with this product so far. We needed a shade sail for our deck, which is in direct sun most of the day. I actually ended up using two triangle sails, because we did not want to block the entire view of the sky with a square or rectangular one. One is red and the other sand color (see picture - they look really great!). - The trick is to install them with sufficient stretch tension, so that they do not slouch. - They block off enough sun to sit comfortably on the deck, even when the sun is at its highest, hottest, and most direct. - They block enough UV rays to avoid a sunburn even without putting on sunblock, if you are out for a few hours. However, you will get one if you spend all day out there, so if you plan to be out under it all day, I still recommend some sunscreen lotion. - Provides enough shelter from the heat to be comfortable throughout the day. - Remember that it does not block 100% of the sun (see picture). Overall - works exactly as expected and looks great!
I bought 4 for my large roofless deck that is Southwest facing, so it has a lot of sun. Works great! Holds up to good gusts of wind coming across large acres of open field and pastures.
Best 49$ I’ve ever spent, we can now enjoy our deck without literally baking in the sun! Been installed for 2 weeks now, has held up to several high wind events and the harsh mountain lighting.
I returned one I previously bought. What I like about this one 1. colour matches the pressured treated wood 2. is not fully water proof, therefore water leaks though it rather than accumulating on top 3. although at first I thought it not opaque enough it does indeed block enough light. 4. more true to advertised size