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Brella Shade is an umbrella for your vehicle that's been designed to protect its entire interior from getting too hot inside while it's parked. The fabric umbrella is silver on the outside and dark gray on the inside, and it's specified that you'll be able to open it or close it quickly with the press of a button. When you use it to protect the interior of your car, your vehicle may end up staying up to 30 degrees cooler than it otherwise would on a hot day.

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Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of Brella Shade is $19.99 plus $6.99 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Brella Shade at the discounted price of only $9.99 for a total price of $36.97.

This price was obtained from the As Seen on TV commercial page which was taken offline due to Brella Shade being discontinued. Brella Shade may still be found for sale on Amazon or Ebay.

This price was obtained from the As Seen on TV commercial page which was taken offline due to Brella Shade being discontinued. Brella Shade may still be found for sale on Amazon or Ebay.

How to Use (Step by Step)

  1. Open Umbrella

    When you first look at your Brella Shade umbrella, you'll notice that the exterior of its fabric is silver, while the underside of the fabric is dark gray. While making sure that the silver fabric remains on the outside, press the button on the umbrella's handle in order to open it over your dashboard (while you're sitting inside the car). As you do so, the umbrella should spread out and cover your entire front windshield. Its edges should hit the border of the windshield at an angle that'll enable the umbrella to stay in place.

  2. Close up Vehicle

    Once your umbrella is resting securely in place over the inside of your windshield, you can close up your car and go on with your day. While you're doing things outside of the vehicle, the umbrella should keep the air temperature within the car—along with the temperature of its seats, dashboard, and steering wheel—fairly cool.

  3. Close and Fold Umbrella

    When it's time for you to get back into your vehicle and drive somewhere, you'll need to press the same button you pressed to open your umbrella in order to close it. After it's closed, you can fold it up and store it away in the included black leather-look carrying case. While it's in this case, it may fit in your door's storage pocket or your glove compartment, depending on what you're storing in those spaces already. Otherwise, you can stash the umbrella on your passenger seat, in your backseat, or in your trunk until it's needed again.

How It Works

To start with, the fact that your Brella Shade umbrella is covering your front windshield will help stop an excessive amount of sun from entering the vehicle from outside. However, the umbrella is much more functional than that. When some sun does enter the vehicle, the umbrella's reflective metallic fabric will help repel it, decreasing the chances that it'll remain inside the vehicle and elevate its temperature. This fabric is actually capable of blocking up to 80 percent of the heat that comes from the sun, and as much as 99 percent of the potentially harmful UV rays that the sun produces. As a result, it'll not only protect your car from overly hot temperatures but also protect it from interior fading that can be caused by sun damage.

Features

  • Metallic Look

    Each Brella Shade umbrella for vehicles has a metallic look that'll appeal to people of various ages and genders and will complement the interior appearance of most vehicles.

  • Ergonomic Handle

    This umbrella's design includes an ergonomic handle, so if you use it as a regular umbrella, which you can do at any time, you'll likely find it comfortable to carry. Brella Shade is only a bit larger than a standard umbrella, so you probably won't have a hard time carrying it around outdoors, but it'll accommodate two people taking shelter underneath.

  • Reinforced Stitching

    Reinforced stitching has also been used within the design of this umbrella, which will protect the edges of its fabric from getting ripped or frayed after just a bit of use. Likewise, the whole thing will be unlikely to rip or tear, so one of these umbrellas may last you for years before it needs to be replaced.

  • Odor-Proof Fabric

    The fabric that's used to make each Brella Shade device is purported to be odor-proof, which means that if your car tends to get smelly as it gets warmer, this umbrella will help prevent that. When you use this umbrella, you'll no longer have to open the door to an extremely musty-smelling or otherwise stinky car to ride home in at the end of a long day.

  • Carrying Case Included

    Every one of these umbrellas comes with a black leather-look carrying case that'll only enhance its durability. It'll also help you hang onto the umbrella securely if you're carrying it in one hand while you're out and about.

Positive Points

  • Can Make Car Look Newer

    If your vehicle frequently sits out in the hot sun, the color of its interior parts, including its seats, dashboard, and steering wheel, can fade a lot. This is especially true in regard to the seats, as they're typically coated with fabric. Faded parts can show the age of a car, while a lack of fading can make a vehicle seem newer (and perhaps more valuable) than it really is. Fortunately, using a Brella Shade device will help you achieve the latter since its blocking of the sun's rays will reduce or completely eliminate any interior fading.

  • One Size Fits All

    The size and shape of the Brella Shade make this dashboard umbrella compatible with nearly any vehicle, regardless of its make and model. Your dashboard's size and shape will be fairly similar, too, even if you move from car to car, so it's unlikely that you'll need to get a new dashboard umbrella whenever you make the switch.

  • Deluxe Version Available

    For those users who want an umbrella for their vehicle that's even more durable than the standard Brella Shade, there's a deluxe version of this umbrella available. Instead of having a metal frame, it has a reinforced fiberglass frame, which will increase its durability. Nonetheless, the deluxe version of the umbrella will be lightweight, perhaps even more so than the standard version.

Negative Points

  • Doesn't Cover All Windows

    This umbrella will keep a great deal of unwanted sun out of your vehicle, but it could do an even better job by covering all the windows, instead of just the front windshield. If you want to block the sun from coming through all the windows of your vehicle, though, you'll need to find alternative covers for the side and back windows. Unfortunately, the Brella Shade umbrella has only been made to cover front windows.

Save Money

Without any protective device like the Brella Shade over your car's front windshield, you may need to crank up the AC almost immediately to diminish the heat level when you get in. Plus, you'll probably have to keep it on for a good while in order to cool down your burning-hot steering wheel. Over time, this can use up lots of gas, but if you keep your vehicle's temperature up to 30 degrees cooler to start with by using this protective umbrella, you won't need as much fuel.

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Do not buy Brella Shade online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

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Posted: 18 Sep 2021 Robert - (Hemet, CA)

Another GIMMICK !

I purchased 2 of the SUNSHADE as seen on a TV ad. I was able to use it about 4 times before it broke under normal usage. It is really a sorry day when you can't depend on the remarks that are advertised for a product, then nobody stands behind the product they are selling. The world has really changed in my 75 years of living. A person can't even go to a Mall, a Theater, or anywhere without the fear of someone trying to rob you, possibly doing bodily harm or even killing you. I rest my peace.

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Posted: 09 Aug 2021 rick read - (Atlantic Beach, FL)

Lousy Product

After about a month the top separated from the pole. Doesn't work. Have tried 3 times to call., after on hold for 30 min. Phone disconnects! Cheap product!

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Posted: 05 Aug 2021 R rauc - (Covington, LA)

Umbrella

Work for about one month then broke. Waste of money.

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Posted: 04 Aug 2021 Oakley Bright - (Atlanta, GA)

Terrible Customer Service

There is no way to contact customer service. I will contest on my credit card before it gets delivered.

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Posted: 30 Jul 2021 Juli Welby Moss - (Santa Maria, CA)

FRAUD?

I ordered online - was unable to view the order prior to purchasing and was charged extra. Tried contacting right away - would have canceled on my credit card but did not want the card to be canceled!
I have emailed and tried to call with no luck.
I am not happy with this company and hope and pray that the product will at least work. I did not want to upgrade for an extended warranty - should have been a clue right there that this is a FRAUD!

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Posted: 30 Jul 2021 James Maiorana - (Newnan, GA)

Junk Not worth the money at half the price!

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Posted: 25 Jul 2021 Robert - (Opelousas, LA)

NO GOOD

I purchased the upgrade version and the third time I opened it the handle pulled away from the top and now it doesn't work (won't open) $50 down the drain!

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Posted: 25 Jul 2021 Ruby Eddleman - (Pilot Point, TX)

Bad Product

I purchased the special as seen on TV and gave one to my daughter. She used it 3 times and already broke! Don’t have the box or I could send it back! Doesn’t keep your car any cooler either like advertised! Very disappointed in the product!

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Posted: 21 Jul 2021 Shellie Dahmen - (Mesquite, NV)

Bad product. Can't even get refund in a timely manner even tho I returned to address they gave me. Gave as gifts and the broke after a few uses.

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Posted: 20 Jul 2021 Cynthia Fiorvanti - (New York, NY)

DISAPPOINTED

Neither Brella Shield will open. Called customer service 3 times. On hold for over 30 minutes EACH time. A 2nd recording comes on stating the wait time will be longer than normal. After that, they Disconnect you! Not impressed with the product OR customer service! The product does not work "as advertised". Want a FULL refund including the return shipping.

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Posted: 18 Jul 2021 BOB SMITH - (Dodge City, KS)

Won’t stay in place, already broke in two places within a month.

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Posted: 05 Jul 2021 Lynda Adler - (Cornelius, NC)

Returns

There is almost no way to return the brellas! The 800 number that you have to call to get the "authorization code" doesn't answer! Just rings forever and then hangs upon you!
They arrive in wrapping paper, so there is no packaging to return in and they don't include any paperwork!

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Posted: 30 Jun 2021 Brian Gardner - (Las Vegas, NV)

Problem

It's now up to the company to do the right thing.

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Posted: 26 Jun 2021 Jerry Peyton - (Vancouver, WA)

Brella Shield SUCKS

This sun shield does NOT work at all as the TV adds show. It is very hard to open and then does not close all the way as shown on TV. It is very difficult to fir around the rear view mirror mounted on the windshield, and most cars have, and the first time I tried to set it up in my windshield, one of the spokes poked clear through the fabric shield, which is now sagging with a bare wire spoke in my windshield.

I will NOT recommend this product to any of my family or friends.

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Posted: 23 Jun 2021 Brenda Shires - (Memphis, TN)

Bella Shade

Love my bella shade umbrella for the front window, so easy to use just pop it up and put your sun visors down to hold it in place, works great!

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Posted: 07 Jun 2021 Sue - (Sarasota, FL)

My Brellashade does not pop open like it should in the directions. Is there a fix?

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Posted: 06 Jun 2021 Lorenzo Hernandez - (Phoenix, AZ)

Does not Stay in Place

Bought it for my new car 2021.5 VW Atlas and also tried it on my Dodge Ram 2500 just will not stay in place. Very dissatisfied.

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Posted: 03 Jun 2021 Carole R MacArthur - (Palmdale, CA)

Bad Product

One came broken the other broke the first time we used it! Don't waste your money!

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Posted: 02 Jun 2021 Jean Rousselle - (Seminole, FL)

Don't Buy

Waste of money does NOT cover the windshield on a 2013 Buick, do I need to add. The Town & Country Van does NOT cover it either. Shame on the sellers. Very hard to close when taking it down so you can drive. Save your money. Get the old fashion fold up one.

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Posted: 02 Jun 2021 Vera Clauder - (Houston, TX)

No Word on my Order Placed Last Week 5/25/2021

Did not receive any acknowledgement of my order. I will be cancelling unless I hear from you.

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