Mom with a Camera - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
First, I have to admit, that I don't actually use this as a sunshade in my car. So if you're looking for a review for that, keep scrolling. However, I have found a great unconventional use for these sunshades. I teach an introductory photography class for high school kids, and I was looking for a cheap hack for photography accessories they could use...and I took a chance and bought these to use as reflectors, and I have to say that I was really impressed with the soft lighting and color that both the silver and gold side reflected. They weren't exactly the same as the more professional reflectors I have, but in a pinch and if you don't have $$$$ to spend on the good stuff, these really did a great job...especially the gold side. It actually reflected a softer color like my "sunlight" reflectors (silver & gold combo), and I almost was wondering why I spent so much money on mine. :-) The few things I wish were a bit better...1) They are a bit of a pain to fold back up. I am used to refolding my spring reflectors and other carshades, but these even gave me a bit of trouble. I did finally get them folded, but they were a bit trickier. 2) The reflective material is really crinkly..and LOUD when you are manipulating it. Mostly annoying when folding an unfolding, but something to note when you might not want to have so much noise (like when a baby who is easily wakened is sleeping, or you're in a quiet place and don't want to draw attention to the fact that you're folding and unfolding the shades). 3)This is more of a personal preference, but there is only an elastic band on ONE shade. Normally you'd fold them together, but I've had one stretch/fail on other sunshades I own, and either I have to re-sew another elastic strap, or figure out how to keep them collapsed with no elastic. It would be nice to have 2 elastics, or a pouch to keep them in. Again, personal preference, but worth mentioning. This is a great little sunshade set with a couple of issues, but at the same time, for those photographers out there that want to find some cheap hacks while saving up for better equipment, this is a great alternative to those pricey "sunlight" reflectors.