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invented by a mom with two active kids.

With two active boys in soccer, tennis and baseball, I have purchased just about every portable shade product there is on the market. Over the years I have noticed that portable beach umbrellas and sun canopies only provide minimal sun protection. Most do not block UVA or UVB rays, they provide only a limited shade area (the largest of which is when the sun is directly overhead) and they do not block the UV rays that are reflected off of the ground.While I was researching portable shade structures, I discovered that not all shade is equally protective. I, like most people, was not aware that up to 84% of UV rays found in direct sun reflect under your basic beach umbrella and portable canopy. That’s a difference of only 16% less UV exposure than standing in direct sun. Another study showed that up to 1/3 of cancer causing UV rays can reach your skin while you are sitting under a beach umbrella. You can actually get burned while you are sitting in the shade! The researchers of these studies concluded that portable shade structures with side-on walls or other side protection provide the greatest shelter from the sun’s cancer causing UV rays.After spending countless hours on playing fields chasing the shade it occurred to me that if I could not buy it, I would invent it. I knew that I had to design something that provided protection from both UVA and UVB rays, was lightweight, colorful, easy to use, and very portable.After years of research and development I am very excited to offer you the utility patented ezShade line of portable shade products with the following great features:


  • SPF 100+/UPF 50+ Blocks over 99% UVA/UVB rays
  • Keeps you COOLER
  • Matching TOTE

The ezShade is the only portable sunshield that helps to block those reflected UV rays. As a mom, and now a mom-inventor, I sincerely hope that the ezShade offers you many more shady options for your life in the sun.

Linda M. Varga
President of Solar Eclipz