I was looking for a shade solution for my back deck that is 10'x10' , when I saw this I knew it was perfect. I was pleasently surprised at the quality of the shade as well as the fasteners. It did take some time to get it all hooked up but now that it is up it has done well through a couple of storms with high winds. I have thought of buying the square one for another place in the back yard. It looks great in the yard!
This sun sail is a great addition to our patio, and keeps a little patch of shade on an otherwise punishingly hot tiled patio. It's stylish and functional, and I much prefer it to an umbrella. the only caveat is that the hardware it comes with is of terrible quality - I spent another 50 or so on reallly good hardware. But it's well worth it. It's a bit tricky to install - but it's more about finding just the right place for it, rather than any difficulty with the hardware. very, very happy with the purchase.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? very well
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. sunsail - great; hardware - not so much
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
I ordered 2 triangles (lime green and turquoise) and thought we could overlap them to make a square but no matter how and where you set your posts, it's not going to be square. We used the to cover our large patio so our furniture would not get so faded as the sun comes around to that side of the house after 12 pm and stays until dark. Living on a mounatin, we get some heavy winds and lost 4 big umbrellas last year. After reading other reviews, I thought this would be worth trying. This summer we had winds that exceeded 80 m.p.h. and while these winds took down and uprooted 150 year old oak trees, these sun sails held strong throughout the whole ordeal. These heavey winds are not normal for this area but it's happened 4 times already and the sun sails are still hanging. They do need to be tightened as they are sagging a little now from all the winds and rain. One thing we are going to change is the way they are hung. My husband planted 2 - 12' posts, 3' in the ground, topped off with cement and covered them with a heavy white plastic, square insert (made for fencing, capped it and bolted larger eye hooks at the top side of the posts. The other eye hooks come off the posts on our outdoor kitchen (that part of the bar has a roof and 20' wooden bar top) Since the 2 triangle sails didn't work, I ordered a square one. The sail comes under the roof line above the bar top and keeps the rain off the bar stools. The sail angles down a little from the other posts to allow water to run off. (Don't know what they are called but the "T" shaped things that you tie a boat off on a dock is what we are looking to use to replace the screwed in eye hooks.) This would make it so much easier when the sun sail needs to be tightened. The way it is now, is just too much trouble to deal with. We did replace the ropes they sent with a little larger ones simpley because of the constant winds blowing up this mountain but if you don;t have that problem, the sent ropes would work just fine. Since we now have 3 sun sails (2 triangles and 1 square) we put the large, square turquoise first and added the lime green to the top side and it blocks out more harsh sunlight. They do give shade but the mesh keeps you cooler. Just wish they were waterproof. They do drip rain when it comes down. But it has saved our cushions from getting faded and held up through heavy winds - I'm impressed with these sun sails.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Ordered Lime green and Turquoise - love the bright colors
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fabric has seen a lot of heat, sun shine, high winds and rain but all has not effected the sails.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Not as much as it should have. These are about 45 degree so, you can't buy 2 to make a square
We have a very HOT and sun exposed side porch and these flys are excellent shade producers. Attractive and durable. Would certainly purchase these again.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very heavy tight weave
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
These are great! Due to north/south exposure and wind, I don't want to put a permanent patio cover on the back of my house. I have several of these sail shades that are just the ticket for providing some shade during hot summer months by the pool, but I can easily remove in the fall after the season is over.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. average
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
Best purchase I made all summer, so much so that I ordered another one. I have a south west exposed patio that is always wind blown. Everything we have put out there gets destroyed by the sun & wind. This Sail has survived 60 mph winds. I I was so excited.! It keeps my patio table shaded and my brick cool enough to walk on. The color is bright, the material is strong, intallation was a breeze and My husband always the skeptic loves it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? No surprises in color, it was same as described.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very durable.Hi quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description was right on.
worked well as sun shade and worked well as rain cover
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? v good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. v good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? v good
I ordered my Sail Sun Shade a week before an outside party and BBQ I was throwing. Firstly, my order arrived before the ETA which was perfect timing. Secondly, it took about 30 mins. to set up and lastly, all my guests had great comments about the sun sail. I had just painted my deck green and purchased the beige sail so it complimented the deck perfectly. It is very modern and unique and the price is very reasonable. I am thinking about purchasing two more for my lower patio area. WELL DONE OVERSTOCK. I will be recommending this purchase to all my friends.
These are the perfect solution for a sunny area that needs a little shade. Unless it is placed close overhead (giving you the feeling that you're camping) the triangles provide just a small area of shade. I put two together up high, though, and that solved my problems. No claustrophobia, no sunburn. I would rate these more on the utilitarian side than on the stylish and modern side. The bright green helps with that a bit, but I imagine other colors might look more like tarps.
The color of the two sail sun shades was true to the advertisement. They appear very rugged and should hold up very well. The texture doesn't remind me of a sail--it is more textured, probably for strength. I have questions about whether structurally the anchor points I had in mind on my house will be sufficient, or whether further construction is necessary, so I haven't yet installed them. My plan for other installation points is to use rebar, anchored in the ground, and covered by bamboo poles.
These sails are constructed very well! I compared them to other sails that cost up to $$$ for the same size. There was NO COMPARISON! these sails are better looking, sturdier, and better constructed! These were even featured on Hotel """" with Chef Gordon Ramsey! Do not hesitate to purchase these sails. No need to research any further, trust me, I already did 3 weeks of it before I bought these!
i bought 2 different colors and installed them inside our screened porch, trying to protect our outdoor furniture. the porch is south facing with no trees and hit all day with the florida sun. immediately you could feel the temperature lower. the hard part was getting them laid out for maximum coverage and to look good. i looked at alot of other sails and went with these because they included all the hardware. we did buy a couple of longer bolts to attach through the metal cage, but that was $3. i don't know how long the color will last, i hope to even get a couple years out of them, but for the price in this sun that would be great. would definitely buy these again.
Very Stylish and really looks fantastic. I recently moved from LA to hot sunny Valley and really needed additional coverage on my home with all the decks. I bought 3 so far, 1 large rectangular and 2 triangles for 2 areas. They really looks great and cut the sun too! I had to use a handyman and they put in posts but they look super modern and are great! I will likely buy another 2 for my guest house patio.
Received this shipment very quickly and would recommend the quality and the shipper. The color is more of an orange-gold than yellow (very bright). Unfortunately the size (triangle 12 x 12 x 12) did not fit intended location and I will have to return it. Shipper waived return fee in exchange for store credit.
I made my order online. After I finished the order I had a call from my daughter who introduced me Overstock. She indicated that the actual color I wanted was available but I had not seen. I immediately called Ostock after handing up the phone but my order had already been shipped. I was amazed how quickly the order was managed.