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Rio Brands 7' Total Sunblock Umbrella

      Here in West Texas there is nothing worse then a hot summer day. With temperatures getting up to 120 degrees it can be nearly impossible to be outside without some sort of shade protection, making sports and other outdoor activities a bit of a challenge. The heat here doesn't keep just to the summer either, except for winter we can hit 80 degrees all through the year. Recently I was introduced to an umbrella that was out to make our summer, spring, and fall days more enjoyable. Rio Brands 7' Total Sunblock Umbrella is lab tested to keep out 99.8% of UVA and UVB rays, which allows you to be sun smart, because lets face it no matter how much sunscreen you apply, when it is 120 degrees it isn't going to matter you will get burned.
We set up our umbrellas in the backyard for the first time on a hot sunny day to see how well they worked :) they are very tall which is great because my husband and I are very tall. On the end it has a large screw like object and two handle that fold down so it was really easy to get into the ground, and out.
When I stepped under the umbrella you could tell a difference in temperature right away! I didn't have a thermometer but I would say at least 10 degrees.
       You can see that the umbrella is giving off a ton of shade! It is very large measuring 7' from corner to corner, meaning that several people can fit under it and comfortably watch a soccer game, baseball game, or even just enjoy some time outside. With a tilt feature you can angle it to block out the sun no matter how he tries to sneak in. I have put these in our camper for our upcoming Jeep trip and I can't wait!
     This 7' umbrella can be found at a retailer near you to find out who carries it visit their page HERE. Larger models are available on their site as well.
*I received the above mentioned products in order to help facilitate this review. Regardless all views expressed are those of my own and were in no way influenced.**


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