To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we do not use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
The XL was the perfect size for my car, just as they said. I blocks the entire windshield & even completely behind the rear view mirror. I love how it blocks all of the sun. Living in Texas, this is a must! But the quality isn't as great as I'd like. Mine was delivered June 30th & I have used it almost every day. I noticed today when I was putting it in my windshield that it is already coming apart & the wire is exposed. I will try to glue it or something but it shouldn't be coming apart after 2 weeks. Very disappointed.
Seems like a very good shade. It will do it’s job. Sizing note: I did not like the “recommended” size in their size charts. It was too big. It required wedging the shade in and out of the edges of the windshield and was just too much of a pain and very clunky. In my opinion - I disagree with their size charts. We tried one size smaller than what they recommend and liked it much better. It is more floppy and doesn’t form as tight a “seal” as the recommended size - but it’s much easier to get in and out of the windshield which is important because in the summer than can be done dozens of time in a day and I don’t want to be annoyed every single time we use it. So - my opinion is to use one size smaller than they recommend - for ease of insert and removal. If you want a super tight fit that seals things up tight - get the recommended size but on my vehicle it was just too annoying.
I'm using the sunshade on a Dodge Ram pickup, and I fold it and put it behind the seat when not using it, rather that placing it in the little carry case. After several years of messing with flimsy cardboard and foil shades, which have been decreasing in quality over the last decade or two, these shades are a joy to use. Just flop them open and push them onto the dash. Pull out the corners and around the mirror, lower the car's shades, and walk off. That's it. Note that this Ram is a full size truck with a large rakish windshield, so this is one of the larger model shades. I suspect that the smaller ones would be much faster/easier to fold and store. Over all, this is the best experience I've ever had with car shades. :)
Seller was fine. Product was there faster than delivery estimate. Hoowever, I'm OCD and just not thrilled with the actual product, and the way it fits in a '16 Ford F250. Not sure how long it took them to set up the Screen in the product photo. When I'm parking my vehicle, I don't want to spend more than 30 seconds setting up my shade. Reality ..., it's a Generic sun shade. The height & width are adequate, but it doesn't really "fit" my truck. It looks like a mess, (especially from the outside) unless I spend several minutes getting perfectly positioned.
The material is very thin, and the silvery material isn't that great of a reflector of the sun. Also, shade needs a notch in the center to accomodate the rearview mirror. In my truck the mirror mount is large, so the shade's fabric bunches up in the middle, deformings the ellastic hoops and makes things that much harder to install.
I packed it up meatly, and put the Shade in the Salvation Army Box and ordered "The Original Windshield Sun Shade." 2X more $$, but specifically designed for my truck.
I ordered a medium for my 2017 Lexus GS350. I even wrote the company and was told I need a medium for my car. It is huge, it fits a van rather than my little car. I end up giving it away to someone who can use it. After I posted the review, I got an email from the seller. They then send me 2 difference sizes of shade for me to try, one fit perfectly. I appreciated all the efforts they made and the way they gone out of their way to satisfied their customers. Definitely will recommend them to my friends and family. Btw, I like the quality of the shade too.
I followed the chart for buying the right one - my Nissan Murano is listed as the largest size. So I bought the largest one and yes, it fits across my SUV's front windshield, but because it is SO big, it is somewhat difficult to manipulate. I mean, I'm an average sized woman - 5' 4" and this screen is probably nearly as tall as me! Getting it folded up or unfolded with the driver's door closed is a PITA! I normally open the driver's door and pull it out to fold/unfold it and make sure I know where the elastic band is or it will pop back open (without the elastic band to hold it closed). It does work though - just not an easy window cover at times. I should say that the reason I bought this one in particular has to do with camping in my SUV. I have an SUV tent, a mattress for the back of my SUV and this cover is to cover the windshield so that I can sleep without people being able to look in and see me sleeping. I have covers for my side windows as well. For what I bought it for, it works perfectly. For keeping the sun out of my SUV, it also works wonderfully. It's just takes a bit to get it unfolded or folded.
I live in the southeast along the coastline where temps during the summer are between 80-100 with extremely high humidity. I also drive a black car with black interior so a windshield sun shade is extremely vital!!! I had the typical version that you would buy from your local store that was reflective but found that it was EXTREMELY lacking due to it not fitting behind the visors, or covering the windshield completely. It had gotten to the point that it was falling down after setting it up so I decided to purchase this as a replacement and I am extremely glad that I did! It fits in my windshield without the sun visors, fills the windshield completely and works! Between this and ceramic tint my car is quite a bit cooler than it would be without the combination! I would gladly purchase this again! As a matter of fact I plan on buying several more for the several other vehicles in the household. For the price you will not regret it! I love how it just pops in the windsheld and stays without support. If you are remotely on the fence just buy it and give it a try you will love it once you see the difference!
I bought the size small for my 2002 SLK 320 Mercedes Benz. At first try in placing it in my car, I thought it was too big. I contacted A1 and was informed of how the product fits perfectly in place. I tried it again and sure enough, it was a perfect fit. The circles overlap in order to fit my vehicle and the flexible metal pieces fit snuggly under the visor and edges of the windshield. I was very satisfied in how Larry & staff helped me to understand how the shades were supposed to fit my car. They were very helpful otherwise, I would have returned the product. I didn’t have to since they gave me complete instructions as to how to place it on my windshield. Great product, works well in keeping the car cool.
If I could give A1 shades 10 stars instead of 5, I would. They really do mean that they will work with you until they get it right. I have a Volvo XC90, which is not listed in their car guide. I contacted the company directly, as mentioned to do in their ad. They sent me what they thought was the right size - a small sunshade in a round shape. It did not fit. While the circles fit horizontally across, they were over 4 inches short on the vertical. There was also a pretty large overlap of the circles in the center of the windshield. I contacted the company about this and based on the information I provided and the photos I sent them, they sent me the same size shade but in an oval instead of a circle. While the middle overlap was reduced, and while the vertical height was better, it was still just under 3 inches short.
One of the things that A1Shades advertises is that their sunshades can be held in place themselves - they don't need the visor to hold them in place. If the shade is short on the vertical, it requires the visor. So I contacted them back again and sent them photos so they could see the issue. The problem was that they had not dealt with Volvo XC90's before and so fitting my windshield was new for them. The point of me saying this is that (1) they were honest enough to admit that, which is unusual to find and is a mark of integrity, and (2) they were not only willing but desirous to continue working with me until we got the right fit, especially since this was a new situation for them. The third shade they sent was again an oval shape that was 4 inches taller on the vertical. While this one is ever so slightly large, it fits 99% - good enough for me!
Speaking about the fit: the circles or the ovals are made up of metal wire flexible banding. It is designed to not lay on your windshield but actually tuck in the little gap between your car's frame and the windshield. That is what holds it in place instead of the visor. There is a little bit of a learning curve with putting this up, as it's bigger and more floppy than the accordion-style shades. Just be patient and practice with it a few times and you'll be good.
If you are thinking of getting a shade from A1, I would not hesitate. They were extremely prompt in every single response, courteous, and took the initiative to follow up on their own. The product itself is well made and I think actually works a little better in heat defllection than the accordion style my husband has in his vehicle.