Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
In sunny weather, the interior of the car gets very hot, and many elements lose their original color under the influence of ultraviolet rays. To solve this problem, sun blinds have been invented. They replaced toning after the tightening of Russian legislation. Another task performed by car curtains is to protect the interior of the car from prying eyes. Today, many different models are offered on the domestic market, which differ in design, size and price. To choose the most suitable option for your car, it is worth listening to the recommendations of our experts.
How to choose sun shades
Design features. Sun shades are made up of several important parts.
- The main of them is the mesh fabric. Many manufacturers use flexible PVC. Experts attribute fade resistance to the advantages of this material. But, like all other synthetic fabrics, the environmental friendliness of such a curtain in the summer heat will be a big question. But the use of fabrics from natural cotton is absolutely harmless to humans.
- Various mounting methods are used on sun blinds. Some manufacturers complete their products with suction cups, others propose to mount them with double-sided tape, and still others use electrostatics to hold the mesh cloth on the glass.
- For maximum comfort in the operation of the curtains, special structures for folding and unfolding, electric drives can be used. But the more bells and whistles, the more expensive the curtain will be and the more difficult it will become to maintain it.
Varieties. The following types of shutters are currently most common.
- The screens are a piece of polyurethane fabric coated with a silver coating on one of the surfaces. Thanks to its excellent reflectivity, the sun's rays do not penetrate into the interior, and passers-by can only see their reflection in the car window. Suction cups and rubber bands are used for fastening.
- Frame shutters are another popular type of shutter. They are similar to tinting, but the efficiency of such products is much higher (up to 70%). The curtains consist of a durable frame and elastic plastic with a darkening mesh. The dampers are attached with tape or a suction cup, but to wash the window from the inside, they will have to be removed.
- Stickers are made of plastic mesh that has a sticky base. Also, the synthetic material can be held onto the glass by electrostatic attraction.
- Roller shutters can be the most practical solution. Their advantage is the ability to open windows. Roller shutters are attached to the lower or upper part of the door, and the leaf can be easily rolled up and straightened out.
- Frameless sun blinds look somewhat archaic. They are home curtains that slide to the sides and are fixed with a strap. More advanced models are equipped with an electric drive.
We have selected the top 5 sun blinds manufacturers for our review. All of them sell their products in the trade network of our country. When allocating seats, the editorial board of the magazine took into account the opinion of the expert community and the reviews of Russian motorists.
Rating of the best manufacturers of sun blinds
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|Rating of the best manufacturers of sun blinds||1||TROKOT||RUB 2,950||5.0|
The young Russian company TROKOT was founded in 2012. The founders of the company decided to rely on frame sunscreens as an alternative to car glass tinting. Production started in a small garage of 20 sq. m, in a month it was possible to make up to 25 sets. Today, the monthly plan has passed the 8000 set mark, and new materials and technologies are being used to improve the quality. The supply of products has been established not only to the regions of the country, but also to Armenia, Germany, Israel and Sweden. Experts appreciated the progress in the work of the company, giving the brand the laurels of the winner.
Motorists had many complaints about the first curtains, but the manufacturer even went for the fact that he changed them to new models after 3-4 years. The ease of installation and removal is commendable.
- reliable protection from prying eyes;
- easy installation;
- good quality;
- attractive look.
- you have to wait a long time for the order.
The Chinese brand Skyway began conquering the vast Russian market in 2012 from the regions of Siberia. With 20 years of experience behind it, the company has rapidly increased sales. If in 2012 the number of car accessories was only 40 items, then by 2016 this figure had grown to 3892. Today there are trade representations of the brand in 40 cities of our country, where a wide range of sun blinds is presented. The experts included the brand in our rating for affordable prices, interesting designs, and stylish appearance.
Russian motorists note the effectiveness of Skyway sun screens, the ability to fit the window and the attractive prices. Of the shortcomings, bad glue on the mounts is most often mentioned.
- affordable price;
- stylish appearance;
- simple installation.
- bad glue on the mounts.
In the mid-price category, EscO sun blinds are in the lead. The manufacturer uses a high-quality mesh that retains its elasticity for many years. It is noteworthy that the company's employees decided to promote their goods through social networks. For a couple of years, thousands of clients have become interested in the curtains, and dozens of entrepreneurs have offered cooperation. The catalog contains curtains for a wide range of cars, including for domestic VAZ and UAZ cars. After analyzing the reviews on thematic sites, the editors of the magazine came to the conclusion that the brand is the most popular in our country.
Most often, users consider the best value for money. Some car enthusiasts had difficulties with installation, curtains do not always fit in size.
- affordable price;
- good quality;
- reliable materials;
- high popularity.
- inaccurate overall dimensions.
The Chinese manufacturer of solar shades PHANTOM has come up with the most original mounting method. The screen is held onto the glass by electrostatic attraction. The light weight of the net does not allow it to fall while moving. The shutter does not interfere with opening the windows, and after removal there are no traces on the glass. Experts included the brand in our review for its uniqueness, simplicity, and affordability. Unfortunately, the catalog is limited to several standard sizes, so it is problematic to choose an ideal curtain for the window.
Users note the simple mounting method, ease of use, and affordability. They are dissatisfied with the small size, the presence of the nebula effect, due to which the visibility of the traffic situation in bad weather worsens.
- original mount;
- does not leave traces of glue;
- convenient to operate.
- small size;
- reduced visibility.
The German company Laitovo is a major manufacturer of sunscreens for car windows. Products are delivered to the EU, USA, Asia and the Middle East. More than 50 brand stores operate in Russia. Experts consider the main advantages of curtains to be strength (which is provided by a steel frame) and durability (thanks to wear-resistant fabric). The manufacturer's catalog contains products for a huge number of car brands and models. The owners of domestic Lada cars are not deprived of attention. You can choose a curtain not only for the classics, but also for the new products of AvtoVAZ (Vesta, Xray).
Russian motorists praise the German brand for competent advertising, high-quality mesh, quick installation and removal. But the quality still needs to be worked out, besides, the visibility deteriorates in bad weather.
- a wide range of;
- a lot of fakes.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.