Moon Fabrications launched its website and debut product, a portable awning dubbed the MoonShade, today. The brand funded its unique offering through a successful Kickstarter campaign in October.
The MoonShade deploys to a 9′ x 7′ awning, yet it packs down to the size of a yoga mat and only weighs 8 pounds. It easily pitches on almost any vehicle, attaching with heavy-duty suction cups of magnets, or can be set up on fences, door frames, or even trees. This versatility makes the MoonShade a reliable companion for almost any outdoor outing.
The patent-pending design utilizes ripstop polyester made from recycled 420-denier yarns and 13 mm aluminum poles. Additionally, the underside of the awning sports a reflective coating to ensure maximum protection from the sun while doubling to reflect the glow of a lantern at night.
The MoonShade has an MSRP of $350, making it an affordable shade solution for vans and overlanding vehicles. I tested an early sample of the MoonShade and can attest to its function, flexibility, and value compared to other shades commonly used on such vehicles.