We go through umbrellas around here like they are toilet paper. Seriously, when we moved here two years ago we had with us 6 umbrellas, I have also purchased 3 more. Ask me how many we have today…. one, yes just one. Where are the other 8 you maybe wondering… well so am I!
So when the opportunity to review the Joe Shade came up, I jumped on it! I have been saying to Patrick that we needed to purchase a golf umbrella for in the parks when it rains. One big one instead of a bunch of small ones. And I thought we needed to a beach umbrella to help with Courtney getting burnt when she hangs out at our towels. We have a half shelter pop up back in Omaha in storage still, but little good that does us when we head to the beach here in Florida.
Well the Joe Shade took care of both of my wants. It is perfect for taking into the theme parks for rainy days. We easily fit under it, stroller and all. I even used it as a lean to during a recent trip to Hollywood Studios. It kept the stroller dry as well as the babies and me while sitting on the ground in front of it. I did leave the stand at home so it was either hold it or lean it in the stroller.
As for the beach. This was the perfect UV Protective Umbrella! I was able to set it up in less than 30 seconds! And it was light enough to be easily moved around when the sun moved.
I seriously can’t stress enough how wonderful this umbrella is. I was going to pay $50 plus at the store for their cheaper version umbrella, but the Joe Shade portable UV Sun Shade umbrella is only $33.95 (plus shipping). Yeah talk about a fantastic price!
But in all seriousness, this umbrella is perfect for taking into the theme parks on the hot sunny and stormy summer days in the theme parks as well. Since we push a double stroller, we can easily fit it under the stroller, and while the base can’t be used when we are walking around, we can set it up and stand under it when shelter is not available, which is perfect while waiting on a parade. Nothing can make you more miserable then sitting in the blazing sun, having it beat down on you while you hold your spots. With the Joe Shade, we are covered and no one is getting sun burnt!
When it is raining, the Joe Shade UV Umbrella is perfect for holding above us and keeping us all dry. I love that we all fit under it. Not many products really excite me, and make me want to add it to my must bring to the parks and beach list. The Joe Shade does.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free to review. All opinions expressed are 100% mine and reflective of my honest review of products received.