Seriously, whoever* came up with the idea to use black fabric for a sunshade is either a complete nitwit or a genius. Turns out…it was most definitely the latter.
For many reasons, when we started importing and distributing Otentik sunshades here in the US, we gravitated towards the more vibrant colors. Indeed, the turquoise (what we have now renamed “Island blue”) is still one of my personal favorites. And the bright colors certainly go well with our wardrobe.
But the darker colors, and the black and grey in particular, have fast become all of our** favorites.
Here are some reasons why:
- We all love to read…and the darker colors are much better for beach-going avid readers.
- I’m obsessed with taking photos of my 2 yr old
monstermunchkin frolicking in the waves. And it’s a little easier checking the photos while under a darker sunshade.
- My eyes are sensitive to light and I’m prone to losing my sunglasses. Under a darker sunshade my eyes can relax a bit more…
- It may sound crazy, but it isn’t any hotter under the darker ones! The fact that air flows freely under the sunshade means you don’t have any trapped, hot air regardless of the color…but for some reason, I feel like it’s a bit cooler under the darker ones.
Am I crazy? Is it just me??
It really doesn’t matter what color you get. This is such a fun and useful tool for the beach***. You really can’t go wrong with any of our colors. It’s honestly just a matter of individual preference. =)
*It was our good friend (and the brains behind Otentik) Ilan. At least…we’ll
blame it on thank him for now!
**Our four person crew consists of two husband and wife teams, 4 kiddos, 2 furry kiddos and 3 cluck clucks
***Or river, or wilderness hike, or boat, or backyard, or inside building a fort!
Till next time!