Shade Sail your Holiday
Shade Sail your Holiday
Who doesn’t love the summer holiday season? – Keeping safe from the sun (and if you live in the UK the occasional rain shower too) is often an important consideration to ensuring you can fully unwind and enjoy yourself. Who doesn’t like escaping from the midday sun at some point during the day?
For an alternative shade solution for your holidays, camping adventures or trips to the local park or countryside, our smaller sized Clara Shade Sails are the perfect solution.
Packed away into a handy carry case, our sails are lightweight, 98% UV protective and waterproof. A convenient alternative to the parasol, day tents, canopies or larger gazebos on the market.
With a little bit of imagination and a ball of nylon rope, the possibilities are endless.
Here are just a few of our favourites.
Shade Sails for Camping
We have many customers who go camping and use our shade sails to provide some extra shade and to create a convenient living 'porch' in front of their camper vans or caravans. By attaching two corners to the side of the vehicle and then using tent poles or something similar to support the other corners a nice shaded space is created – perfect for winding down and enjoying an evening drink.
Shade Sails for Boats
Our Shades have been seen on yachts and small boats where additional shade from the mid-day sun is required. One of our customers commented
Shade Sails for Picnics and Day Trips
Personally, we like taking our Clara Shade Sail on picnics to the countryside, park or beach. Taking a ball of rope with us we like hanging them from any unsuspecting tree or bush we can find, a great way to create shade for family and friends or to store food under whilst we enjoy being outside. For beach shade, securing to your wind break or using temporary poles is also another idea.
Shade Sails for Boot Fairs and Craft Shows
If you ever need some extra shade whilst working the local boot fair or craft show, our shade sails can be a flexible alternative to a gazebo as you can secure two ends to the side of the car and then use temporary poles to raise the other corners up so customers can walk under and get to see your wares.
Temporary Shade at Home in the Garden
Hanging sails loosely with just rope is also a perfect way of moving a shade sail around your garden and home to suit your needs depending on where the sun is and which part of the garden you wish to shade. Simply feed the rope through the D rings at each end and then wrap and tie the other end of the rope around the fixing point you have in mind. Trees, Fences, Sheds, Poles, Bushes – these are all suitable targets for our lighter shade sails. For a quick fix idea, we also use simple screw in hooks like the ones below.
Safety: With the above methods of loosely fitting your shade sail we DON’T recommend that you leave your shade sail out overnight or during very wet weather. You are unlikely to have positioned it at the right angle or likewise securely enough to stop the rainwater puddling in the middle. Beware of strong overnight winds too! Look after your sail.
See our installation guide blog for information on how to secure your sail more securely should you require more of a permanent feature or have purchased one of our larger sails.