GustBuster SunBlok 58" Umbrella (Silver/Black)
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- 100% Nylon
- Sun-block umbrella for the beach, outdoor concerts, or picnics
- Blocks 96 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays
- Lets wind pass through umbrella while you stay dry
- Wind-tested to 55-plus miles per hour
- Measures 58 inches fully open; lifetime warranty; Comes in a Black cover
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About 10 years ago I took a trip to Thailand. Do you know how hot it is there ? It's crazy. We were there in November and it was in the 90s the whole time.
I learned a lot from watching the people there and how they handled the sun and heat.
Sun umbrellas were everwhere. They generally use smaller ones with fairly short handles - for sake of convenience, I suppose.
Ever since then, I have used an umbrella when I have been out in the sun for any substantial period of time.
Until these Sunblok ones came along, I used regular golf umbrellas. The Sunblok umbrella beats any regular umbrella by a mile. (A regular umbrella still lets a lot of sun through).
Yesterday I went to a little neighborhood pool get-together. I walked there with the umbrella. When I was there, maybe 5 ladies asked me about it, where to get it, how much, etc.
Oh - and I'm a guy. I have been been heckled about it a few times by other guys. I just tell them that I am fortunate to have enough confidence in my masculinity to not worry about it. That pretty much ends the conversation.
Anyway, buy one and use it.
It will change your view of days during which the sun can be oppressive. You will be freed from your oppression.
It has been a very hot July in SW Montana this year--just above or below 100 degrees every day. The daily walk of several miles along county roads to the post offce was becoming a physical ordeal--the return leg in the hot sun leaving me simply sapped. As a matter of physics, a reflective umbrella seemed like a good idea after experimenting with my old oversize rain umbrella. More than the hot air and heat reflecting up from the ground, it is the direct solar imput falling on head and all that threatens to reduce one to a grease spot when out wandering too long in savagely hot days. Reflecting most of those maddening photons back into space to deliver their energy elswhere seemed a remarkably simple and useful solution.
Well, this Gustbuster silver umbrella works great, as if carrying your own efficient little shade tree and blocking all the heating rays regardless the intensity of the sun. All in all, I'm very satisfied with this umbrella, both as a rain and sun shield. Does unsettle the horses along the way.
It is very well made. This is a manual open and close umbrella. I haven't had a chance to test it in dramatic winds yet. I will update if I have the opportunity.
UPDATE: I have had a chance to use this in pretty strong winds and it didn't even flinch. There is one caveat that I would provide however. Because this umbrella stays strong in wind that means that those same strong winds can pull upward on the umbrella. Since the handle is simply a straight vertical handle (as opposed to the classic J shape) you need to hold on to it really tightly or the entire umbrella will be pulled out of your hands.
It's a very good-sized umbrella, if you like a large one (which I do). I wanted an umbrella that could fit at least 3 adults within its span, or 1 adult and 3-4 kids. This umbrella manages those tasks quite well. During the hot months this last summer, it lived up to its claims of "10 degrees cooler" --- I often held it up for my Mom-in-law (who was going through chemo and could not have sun on her; another fantastic element of this umbrella that I hadn't even considered when buying it), and my Grampa-in-Law (the most outstanding 96 year-old gentleman I've had the honor of knowing), and it worked for all of us. Kept us much cooler, and definitely kept the sun *blocked*.
One word: This umbrella is *sturdy* and extremely well-built. Because of this, it's like a Suburban: HEAVY. Your arm muscles will notice, especially when holding it up for sun-blockage. An accessory that would be very useful would be (as my Mom-in-law & Grampa-in-law mentioned) a very sturdy clip of sorts so that one could attach it to the back of a chair, rather than need to hold it. I looked on the [..] website to see if such a thing was offered, and couldn't find one; I intend to search Amazon.com for one as well.
But that's the only gripe I have concerning this umbrella. I highly recommend it regardless, and am now buying another one for my Dad who suffers rosacea during the hot months in Arizona.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I truly treasure this umbrella. I am allergic to the Sun and this umbrella and I go every where. It helps me achieve everyday things that I normally wouldn't be able to do. Read morePublished 9 days ago by MorLuv5
Living in a windy place often tore up the umbrellas I have lain to rest over the years. I also live where it is very hot in the summer, so ordinary umbrellas just don't cut the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by hk
This Guster isn't call GustBuster for nothing because it really busted in less than 3 months. Not Worth it!Published 10 months ago by Karina Umana
lost at the airport because it didn't come with a loop Loved it while I had it though :(Published 12 months ago by krazed_caper