The Ultimate Sunshade - Portable – Easy to use – Sun Safe - Stylish
Our goal is to provide the next generation of sunshade. One that solves the common flaws of everyday sun shelters and removes the stress. Pyramid Shades offers the most convenient, easy to use, sun safe and undoubtably stylish sunshade. One that you will be eager to take out of your cupboard and onto your next adventure.
We have too often witnessed the struggles friends/families can go through when looking to set up shop for the day. It was essential while at the drawing board to design a structure that wasn’t going to take 3 people and all morning to put up.
Count to thirty. Done. The structure can be put up in less than 30 seconds and the same goes for packing it away.
After 13 design revisions, the end result was an internationally patent pending design.
No tricky pins, clips or tie downs.
Simply add some sand or a weight into each corner pocket to secure the shade.
The major concern for those out in the Sun is how their skin will be affected. With Pyramid Shades, you don't need to worry about that. Due to its closed design, the shade protects you from 3 sides.
Fabric is ARPANSA certified. The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is the Australian Government's primary authority on radiation protection and nuclear safety.
The Pyramid Shade is made with high quality Poly Canvas. Hence, it is tear proof, water resistant, sun-safe and low maintenance. The fabric will protect you in any weather and will last for years.
Studies have shown the actual sun protection factor of an umbrella “is probably between (SPF) 3 and 7 in real-life” (assuming the fabric blocks out all harmful rays). This is why coverage from the sides is important.
One Pyramid Shade utilises the fabric equivalent to approximately two and a half umbrellas.
Mesh fabric is provided at the bottom rear of the sunshade. This allows for air to travel through the shade and keep cool in hot summer days.
The compact nature gives the freedom to take on any journey without the strain in getting there. Pyramid Shades unique design allows for the structure to fold within itself and into an integrated bag.
Say goodbye to losing the carry bag!
Once compacted it is only 60cm (23.6in) long and weighs 2.2kg (4.85lb) making it perfect for every adventure. You won’t even know it’s with you!
Size matters! Don’t be deceived! Pyramid Shades are spacious, and 2-3 adults can comfortably fit inside.
Or enough supplies to last you a month....
No one wants sand in every phone cavity or a wallet that holds more sand than cash! Keep your valuables off the ground.
The eye-catching Pyramid Shades speak for themselves. Inspired by the mysterious pyramids with elegantly designed prints. Each pattern is a representation of differing external environments.
Wear it how YOU want
More features than you can poke a stick at! (excuse the Aussie slang)
• Patent Pending Design
The patent pending design of the Pyramid Shades allows for the entire structure to collapse into itself and within the integrated bag. It can be put up and down in less than 30 seconds.
• Integrated Bag
The entire shade collapses into the integrated bag and hence needs no additional baggage. It also makes it super easy to carry and transport.
• UV Protected Fabric
The fabric of the shade is UV blocking and protects your skin from the harmful effects of Sun. The fabric is ARPANSA certified which is an Australian government body regulating the radiation protection.
• Water Resistant Fabric
The fabric is also water resistant so that the unexpected drizzles don't soak your spirits down.
Pyramid Shade weighs just 2.2 kg/ 4.85 lb which makes portability and handling convenient.
• 4 X Sand Pocket
The sand pockets at the corners are designed to keep the shade in place. All you have to do is fill the pockets with sand and the shade is set to place. If you are not at the beach, the pockets can be filled with any other object that weighs the shade down.
• Sturdy Foot Anchor
The sturdy foot anchors at the 4 corners give the shade its unique pyramid shape and easily grip the ground.
• Solar Panel Holder
The solar panel clips onto the top of the shade. You can choose for the Solar panel in your pledge by selecting the Pyramid Power Pack.
• Optional Fan
If you need, you can also opt for a mini-fan that is included in our Pyramid Power Pack.
• Phone Pocket
Keep your phone and other valuables up from the ground and out of sight so that they are safe in the specially designed Phone Pocket.
• Speaker Space
There is nothing like relaxing to the sound of your favourite song. Bring your speakers and hang them in shade to never be without music. Make your own boom-room.
• Ventilation Mesh
Let in that cool breeze - The ventilation mesh allows for fresh air to circulate through the shade and out the other end.
• Pull strings
The pull strings assist in putting the shade up and also can be used to peg down the shade if you don't have any weights handy.
Be the most stylish person on the beach this summer! With our three wonderful designs, you're going to catch the eye wherever you go. Select from any of the three looks or select all three.
It's not ideal when you go to the beach or on an adventure and your phone runs flat. Or maybe your lying in the scorching heat and just need that cool breeze to get you through the summer day.
Add on optional accessories to stay powered while out and about by harnessing the suns natural energy with a 5-watt solar panel. USB devices supported.
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Pyramid Shades is designed for every outdoor adventure - whether it be relaxing at the beach, a stop on a hike, family fun at the park, lazing around the pool, hanging out with friends or even romantic occasions. Pyramid Shades has endless uses!
Taking care of your skin is important and this is why:
In the United States:
Prevention is better than cure. Always wear sunscreen in conjunction with any type of sunshade.
How did we get here?
Two years ago, I spent a day at the beach with my partner and her family. My partner was underneath the traditional umbrella all day and to everyone’s surprise when we arrived home in the evening – she was the most sunburnt. I was confused as to how this could happen and began to research to find out more…
It turns out that firstly the umbrella used did not offer UPF treated fabric – meaning that harmful UV rays could easily penetrate the fabric of the umbrella.
Secondly, it has been demonstrated via studies that the actual sun protection factor of an umbrella “is probably between (SPF) 3 and 7 in real-life” (assuming the fabric blocks out almost all harmful rays). This is due to the reflective rays that bounce off surrounding surfaces like the sand or skies. Since the umbrella only blocks direct rays from above, the user underneath is susceptible to harmful rays from all other directions.
Despite this, the traditional umbrella is still the sunshade of choice (from our surveys at Australian Beaches).
From this point, my brother Rhys and I have spent countless hours conceptualising, prototyping and testing. We now have a design that we believe will revolutionise the sunshade. A sunshade that addresses all the key factors desired - ease of use, compact-ability, sun protection and an eye capturing aesthetic.
Placing your confidence in us.
With the launch of a new product there are inevitable risks throughout the process - stepping into new undiscovered territory and daring to be different. Our job is to minimise and control these risks by putting in place measures to mitigate to the highest degree possible. Blakes background is in Development Management (construction) - understanding the importance of deadlines and delivering as promised. Furthermore, a team with experience in product creation, manufacture and import will assist to deliver Pyramid Shades to backers.
Manufacturing - We have established relationships with each manufacturer involved in bringing Pyramids Shades to life and confident in their ability to deliver both quality and on time. The manufacturers have carried out multiple trial runs (Prototypes as seen in the photos) which gives us confidence in their ability. This also means no time will be wasted making changes and adjustments to the design post Kickstarter campaign. On the standby and ready to commence once given the green light.
Quality Control - It is important that we deliver a quality Pyramid Shade to each backer that gets behind us to help bring this concept to reality. For this reason, if successfully funded we will employ an external manager to overlook the construction and the team will personally make visits to the factories to ensure standards are adhered to.
Additionally, contingencies are in place to alleviate the (expected) unexpected scenarios and fall back manufacturers should one not deliver as promised.
It is our dream to create a stylish, convenient, easy to use and ultimately a sun shade that will reduce the prevalence of skin cancer.
The team at Pyramid Shades is ready to go - all we need now is your support!
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR, LETS CREATE THE NEXT GENERATION SUNSHADE!
THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE SHADE EVER!
Risks and challenges
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