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Sports Shade Pop-Up Shade

Posted in Product Reviews on April 1, 2008
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Contributors: 4-Wheel & Off-Road StaffMark Salot
Photographers: 4-Wheel & Off-Road Staff

It will soon be getting really warm in a lot of places, and when you're not moving around it's nice to have a little shade over your head to keep the heat and ultraviolet rays off the noggin. When it's time to ull over and take a break r have a quick lunch, we found that having a cover like this new sports shade really makes a big difference in our comfort levels.

It's a bit tough to haul in your Jeep at about 6 feet long when packed up, but it only weighs 9 pounds. so if you can fit it in or put it on top, it won't add much weight to your rig.

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Life is a little nicer once ou're out of the heat. We were able to relax and even check out the local scenery in semicomfort, even in 100-plus degree heat. We did have some problems with the unit in the high winds of the desert where we were trying it out. We highly suggest putting a rock for weight or the optional bags you can fill with sand over the stakes on strings so the unit does not blow off the legs. At about $100 per unit, we wish the sports shade would have a little more girth n the legs, but the extra girthwould have most likely added weight to the unit, making it not as easily portable.

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Sports Shade
www.sportsshade.com

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