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The innovative Shadebuddy Umbrella Set from Guerrilla Painter is an economical way to provide hassle-free shade for yourself and your easel.
This high-quality umbrella is designed with a reflective silver outer shell to keep you cool in the field and a non-reflective black lining to keep your colors looking true.
Best of all, you don't have to worry about your work tipping over during a strong wind gust. The Shadebuddy has its own lightweight stand with a sturdy ground stake, plus a convenient foot pedal that makes insertion a snap. Air vents on the umbrella help it stay exactly where you plant it. Adjust the angle for maximum shade, in addition to protection from the wind.
Weighing just 4¼ lb, the Guerrilla Painter Shadebuddy Umbrella is virtually effortless to tote with the included shoulder bag.
The Shadebuddy measures 4 ft Dia × 6½ ft (1.2 m × 2 m) high. It is compatible with all Guerrilla Painter setups as well as traditional French easels.
Tie Down Kit
Everything you need to secure your Shadebuddy Umbrella under a wide variety of conditions. The kit includes six carabiners that clip to the umbrella stand, three stakes, and three 16 ft sections of parachute cord. All the items fit neatly into the provided canvas pouch. (Note: Only Shadebuddys from 2017 and later have loops on the stand and a kit pocket on the shoulder bag.)
® Guerrilla Painter is a registered trademark.™ Shadebuddy is a trademark.
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Great umbrella, worth the money.
Comments about Guerrilla Painter Shadebuddy Umbrella Set:
I wish that a device could be made that could adapt this umbrella for clamping on to an easel. Perhaps that is not a good idea and that it why it has not been made. This is a perfect umbrella for painting anywhere where you are painting on dirt or grass. A plein-air umbrella is the most important painting tool. I am able to fit this in my art comber wheeled tote and it just sticks out the top, so I don't even have to carry it on my shoulder.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Wilbraham, MA
Used it for the first time today. What a relief from the sun! Protects my paints from drying out so fast also. I LOVE my umbrella! I highly recommend it for it's portability, ease of assembly, durability and effective shade provider. It made all the difference in being able to comfortably stay out longer. Very easy to use.
If you can't clip an umbrella to your easel...
By Watercolor painter
from Tulsa, OK
My easel weighs only 3 pounds, so there is no way to be able to clip a painting umbrella onto it!! I was aware that this was not the most stable product, as the ground stake looks too short, and when I used it, one gust of wind blew it over (somewhat soft ground). However, it was my only choice, considering my dilemma. Worked well for what it is.
By Plein Air Gal
I've been using this umbrella for about 2 years now. On the plus side, it's large enough to cover my pochade box and me, and it's easy to set up.On the negative side, unless you're in dirt or gravel there's no way to set it up as you can't drive that stake into black top, rock, or a patio/deck!I've also found that with the least little bit of wind, it tends to SPIN (despite the vents) and wobble, and it digs itself a wider hole and quickly becomes unstable. I always wind up having to either hold it with my non-painting hand or secure it with an awkward arrangement of multiple bungees.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. Guerrilla Painter has actually made improvements to this setup, adding loops to the Shadebuddy stand for attaching the optional Tie-Down Kit. If we can be of assistance in troubleshooting issues with the older Shadebuddy version, please know that our Product Information Team is here to help. Just call 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Elwha Painter
I was delighted at how solid and thoughtfully designed the Shadebuddy turned out to be. Much more robust than I expected. I am a tall guy (6'5), and was also concerned that I might have to rig an extension, but it turned out to be perfect.
Quick set-up. Very stable in the wind.
from boston, ma
The Shadebuddy does the job! Tired of your umbrella blowing off or damaging your easel? This item does the trick. Easy to use.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By The Running Artist
I've used this product only twice and so far it has worked well. Easy to set up and plant into the ground with a good heave-ho from an available foot. The umbrella provides a good balance of sun protection and allowing light to pass thru. Since manufacturing integrity is fro the most part a thing of the past, the zipper has already broken and I am using a strap in its place.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Denver, New York
i am a plein aire watercolor painter, and this umbrella is perfect! It's super easy to get into the ground, and set's up quickly.
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
High Quality, Unique Product
from Kansas City, MO
Big enough to keep you *and* your easel in the shade. Seems that where the view is, there's no shade, so this comes in very handy. It won't work on the sidewalk or on rock, but it's easy to stick in the ground. I've used it as a windbreak, too, by turning it at a 90* angle to the ground. Great shelter.
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