I agree with the other reviewers, in that, the sail is of good quality; however, it is indeed a small sail. The 88"x88"x88" measures from O-ring to O-ring, so buyer beware, as this will only create shade in specific applications. I purchased it to install over my garden pond, and although it's small, it will provide at least some shade. I would think that it would serve well over a child's sandbox, hammock, or another small feature where you desire shade. The closer it's installed to the ground, the more shade it will provide, so it may serve well to shade prized plantings. I would still recommend to a friend; however, in only in a limited number of applications. The shipping was fast, cheap, and reliable, and for that, I'll be back again.
This shade sail is small, but we needed it to be for our location -- we couldn't use the large ones so we ordered three small ones which are arranged to overlap one another. The fabric and stitching are sturdy, as are the hardware and nylon rope. You get plenty of hardware and rope for whatever configuration you might have. Everything you need is in the box so you're ready to install it.
This is my third purchase of these items. All have been outstanding. Be prepared to use your own hardware. The hardware they send is weird and difficult to use. Simple hooks from a home improvement store and an all weather chain work much better.
- Did the image onsite match the product? Yes
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Yes
- How is the quality of the product? Excellent
the only issue with this sunshade is that it is so small, it's impossible to understand how it can actually be useful in a practical, permanent installation. The dimensions given are not the shade itset but to the very end of the D ring, which reduces it's size by about 3 inches in each direction. It was already small. I would recommend anyone looking at this go for the next size up.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? okay
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. quality was okay
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
We live in a townhouse where the backyard is only 9' deep. We are not allowed to attach anything to the structure or have it exceed the height of the fence. The size of the shade is a perfect fit to give our dog shade during the mid-day sun. The mounting hardware was damaged upon arrival and had to spend another $30 at the local hardware store. I suggest puchasing separate sun shade hardware when you puchase this sun shade.
Love this gray silver color. Needed to shade my deck steps from the burning hot sun in full summer, and this shade did the trick. It coordinates excellently with my light grayish blue-green deck with gavalume metal cover. I am very pleased.
This is a great alternative to get some shade without a costly price tag. Easy to install and all hardware is provided in the package. My only disappointment was that I did not order a larger one. This Sun Shade provides great shade, holds up to the weather and looks fantastic. Another Sun Shade is definitely going on my shopping list.
Sail sun shade comes with tons of hardware for installation, which is great. Quality of materials and craftsmanship is great, very pleased. As per other reviewers, dimensions are o-ring to o-ring, so shade is a bit smaller than anticipated. Works well enough for the purpose intended.
I added this shade to the front of the house, attached to the porch and roof to give some relief to the front bedroom. The sun sets in the front of the house and makes that room a sauna. What a HUGE difference!!!!!!! Wow! It cools that room unbelievably so. Worth every penny. It doesn't even show driving down the street, sort of blends in. I got the tan/khaki. I plan to get several for my driveway. I'm not a fan of the sun and this block 90-95% off all UVA/UVB rays. You will LOVE it!
While the hardware included with this sun shade will certainly need to be upgraded at your local home store, the sun shade itself is made of high-quality fabric that will certainly last for many years--our plants have already perked up due to the relief provided by the shade from the harsh afternoon sun here in southern Arizona.
I purchased this shade sail for a small area on my patio where I want to place additional seating in the shade. Very sturdy, nice looking. In the grey it looks somewhat high tech and modern which matches my outdoor decor. In my case, I could have gone one size larger so measure your space carefully and make sure that 8' is going to provide enough shade. I only gave 4 stars because one of the hardware packages was missing the eye bolt which is a critical piece. However, if you shop around you will find that comparable products at the same price point do not even include hardware at all. I appreciated this...
We had purchased a Martha Stewart brand hexagonal gazebo at Kmart about 6 years ago. The sides and poles are still sturdy, but the roof and side screens were too thin, and deteriorated in only 2 years from the baking Florida heat. The cloth sections continued to rot and tear and were extremely unsightly, the naked ribs gave the unit a look of ready for the trash. I researched and priced replacement parts on several sites, but all were completely beyond my budget. After looking at the sun shades, I struck upon the idea of using the sails as replacement roof panels. We placed one sail in-between each of the ribs on the roof. We attached the longest point at the peak of the spines and stretched it between each section. The panels do not completely cover. However, we left equal space from the spines to the panels, so they have a symmetry. For the reasonable price, these shades perfectly fit the bill.
I still have this in a box years later. I bought it to screen the sun on a patio for my disabled son, but he passed away, so I never had the chance to install it. I did get it out of the box to inspect it and it seems to be well made and a good size for a smaller pool or patio area. I plan to use it next summer when we install a new patio area in our own yard.
I bought this to shade my sons riding toys .. it looked easy and as if it would look great but it was very small looked horrible in the front of my home ... I used it in the back of my home for a day to shade a table it looked ok. ... just not what I thought it would be ... on a good note ta sturdy and made well .