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February 6, 2019
9 Best Car Umbrella Reviews 2019-Lanmodo vs Yeege vs Reliancer
Possibly one of the most innovative products of 2018, the Car Umbrella is a functional, portable shelter that can be used on a wide variety of vehicles.
I was first made aware of these by Insider and their Lanmodo video that went viral on social media, perhaps you too and maybe, that’s how you ended up here.
Not just a fad product, they have genuine protective abilities due to the materials used. Able to reduce fading on the paint work of your vehicle is subject to persistent sunlight, prevent the car interior from overheating on hot days.
Additionally they can protect the car from falling debris during autumn days and bird defecation. In winter it can help to reduce the icing of the car and keep the snow off, alleviating those morning scraping and clearing tasks.
There are clearly various benefits, albeit some models perform better than others. Some dreadful products do exist due to the rise in popularity of this product, the rush in production closely follows this.
We will present the best performing car umbrellas on today’s market in our thorough reviews, looking closely at the pros, cons and comparisons of each.
The most renowned model on the market is the Pro from Lanmodo. Possibly the largest dimensions on the market with the widest variety of sizes, colors and unique features.
One of the only covers that utilizes stainless steel and fiberglass in the design.
A unique feature is the steel stand, meaning you can actually take it off the car and use it as a standalone tent or shelter, for the beach or camping trip. No other model has this feature.
The 1 click set up is pretty standard, with the usual pitch in under a minute. However it also comes with anti-theft measures in the form of extra security features like windproof straps and tie downs.
A huge amount of sizes have been manufactured, allowing a compatible fit for the majority of vehicles like sedans, SUV’s, Jeeps and pickups.
The militarily fiberglass is stronger than usual and will cover against rainfall, snow and falling debris from trees, construction sites etc.
A premium car umbrella with some amazing specs on paper. It has been made in 3 different color choices, blue, camouflage and silver, so it can blend in with your vehicle.
In regards to features it includes numerous. Firstly it utilizes a one click set up, in the form of a remote control. It can’t get any easier than that and can be ready within 60 seconds. Lightweight at around 13-14lbs, it won’t weigh down on the suspension. Resistance wise it protects against snow, UV rays, water and additionally rust, so the product won’t erode while outside for extended periods.
The 10D Oxford fabric also helps to reduce the temperature within the car by up to 36 degrees, perfect for children and pets etc.
Note that it won’t hold up in heavy snow or wind, it can resist a moderate amount, but anything too excessive will cause damage. Use with caution.
A universally compatible car umbrella with the lowest price in our list, the ASY-F is a decent model to test if you are still unsure.
With 210D canvas it’s particularly durable and the silver coating provides reflective qualities to repel UV rays, while simultaneously blocking heat.
The fiberglass frame ensures zero stress on the vehicle and retaining strength.
Like the others it utilizes a remote control set up and it comes with all the chargers, cables and carry bag.
In only 1 color choice, but the silver theme has a reflective feel, as opposed to the darker colored models.
Smaller coverage than some other models
What is a Car Umbrella?
It’s an automatic lightweight shelter often referred to as a car tent, which sits on top of the vehicle as a form of protection and shade. Protecting from UV rays, bird defecation, paint fade and heat exposure. Utilizing a one click set up by remote control and suction installation, they are incredibly simple to use.
Why use a Car Umbrella?
There are many benefits to using one. They can reduce the temperature internally by up to 30 degrees, which is great for children and pets when on long journeys or hot summer days. They can prevent bird defecation and leaf accumulation from building up on the paint work, which can cause erosion over time. Additionally they stop paint fade, which happens from continuous hot weather, by blocking the UV rays of the sun.
How to Install a Car Umbrella?
Place it on the roof in the center and pull the suction sucker lever down, it will attach itself securely to the car, like some lightweight models of roof top tents. Turn it on by the switch then open the car door, put the anti-theft tie into the car and close the door. You can now click the remote control button to unfold, it will pitch automatically. Lastly, attach the wind-ropes to the rear-view mirrors and door handles and it’s secured.
Where can I buy a Car Umbrella?
Car umbrellas range from $120-$400 generally speaking and can be bought at car dealerships, limited physical stores, such as outdoor shops and car accessory shops. But the most popular is probably online, due to the free delivery and ability to compare multiple models simultaneously. Amazon, Ebay and Walmart are the usual go-to choices.
Car Umbrella Tips
They generally aren’t designed to handle strong winds, most use fiberglass or plastic fittings, so use with care and avoid strong winds.
Do not drive with the car umbrella pitched on the roof, this will spell disaster, resulting in breakages. Only use when parked.
In the case of snowfall, note again they aren’t designed to hold large volume or heavy weight. Some hold more than others depending on quality, but clear snowfall as often as possible.
A given, but keep it charged. Remember to plug it in for charging after any extensive use or road trips, you don’t want it failing to unfold when you really need it.
All in all a useful and practical shade and shelter for our vehicles that hold more benefits than a simple sun blocker sitting in the window.
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If you want to learn about some other vehicle shelters you can check out our car canopy article and watch this space, plenty more coming soon.