Best automotive window sunshades according to redditors

We found 279 Reddit comments discussing the best automotive window sunshades. We ranked the 132 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Automotive Window Sunshades:

u/OhSeven · 72 pointsr/DIY

There are these stretchy screens now that fit over the door frame itself, allowing the window to open while keeping bugs out. I think it's meant as a sun shade. In any case, they're cheap generic products you can even get on amazon and skip the custom fitting

u/yankeefoxtrot · 44 pointsr/funny
u/-poopsicle · 26 pointsr/vandwellers

It's actually real easy. When I built the bed I purchased [these] ( off of Amazon. They provide some privacy, keep the sun out, and most importantly, allow us to let breeze through the windows while keeping bugs out.
Additionally, I purchased [this] ( to black out the front. Both items have been perfect for camping so far!

u/SurrealEstate · 19 pointsr/camping

Great recommendations. A nice addition to the window vent kits, as it also blocks out some light and keeps insects from finding their way in.

u/kurtthewurt · 18 pointsr/DIY

I camp in my car sometimes too, and the dome light attracts mosquitoes, so I've gotten some of these. The best way I can describe them is like pantyhose for your car doors. They're a mesht that stretches over the top of the door and cover the whole window area on both sides like a screen. They filter light and bundle up into a small bag.

u/jhuskindle · 13 pointsr/almosthomeless

Pro-tip: With a hello Kitty sun screen and those daiso 1.50$ window black screens on the rest of the windows not only was no one suspicious but I travelled to places I knew I shouldn't park in without a second thought. Baby on board sign will really seal the deal. All can be found at daiso or a dollar store.

Like this : Uarter Universal Car Side Window Baby Kid Pet Breathable Sun Shade Mesh Backseat (2 Pcs) Fits Most Small and Medium Cars

And this: Hello Kitty Core Universal Size Full Sunshade Car Sun Shade

u/brdude · 9 pointsr/XVcrosstrek

Someone else on here pointed me to these last year. Totally worth the money.

I also just bought a 1.5” thick double camping pad to replace the mattress to leave a little more head room for the gf and I but have yet to test it. Will post on here when I do.

u/swirleyswirls · 8 pointsr/solotravel

It's like a big sock that goes over the door. My sister found them in the backseat and asked why I was travelling with fishnet tights. :P

u/KingFishTrick · 6 pointsr/ElectricForest

I sleep out of my car and these are the greatest thing ever.


They keep all the bugs out and when combined with smoker vents you have a vented waterproof sleep setup. I bought them for festivals and ended up using them regularly. I dont even take them off in the summer because its nice leaving the windows cracked with no fear of insect visitors when I return. The pup likes em too because the windows go all the way down now.

u/conor_af · 6 pointsr/priusdwellers

The easiest and best solution IMO is a removable screen that covers the whole window by going over the top of the door. I am amazed that I almost never see them suggested on here:

They are $20 for a set of 2, require no assembly or otherwise need to be “made” from multiple components, provide privacy (people can’t see in but you can see out pretty well), you can open the windows as much or little as you want, and they pack away into a tiny pouch (all 4 of my shades take up a space about half the size of a loaf of bread and can be stored anywhere).

u/ArmyCop119 · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I just bought this one, after wanting it for some time.

It seems to be decent.

u/roxannearcia · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

[I bought these and they're amazing! ]( Universal Car Side Window Baby Breathable Shade Mesh (2 Pcs) Fits Most Cars

u/gcalpo · 5 pointsr/TeslaPorn

I imagine that owner owns the requisite sunshade.

Bonus: There's a photo of red Model 3 w/ the sunshade in the reviews.

u/dottiepalooza · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips
u/ToadGazebo · 5 pointsr/StarWars

It looks like it just went out of stock. I might have bought one of the last ones. It JUST arrived (like a week ago).

u/uoswekke · 4 pointsr/TeslaModel3


Folding Ultimate Windshield Sunshade for Tesla Model 3 2018 2019 Custom Fit Sun Shade

It’s very pricey for a sunshade ($60) but honestly its been great. Folds up easy, good fit, very sturdy (not floppy) and has a nice carry bag to stow it in.

u/Jason5678 · 4 pointsr/florida
u/lplumplum · 4 pointsr/bikepacking

Ultimate cheapo solution: Car windshield shades.
I've slept on one of those for a few days just fine. Layer a few for colder weather.
If you go inflatable, Klymit has great options that are under $50 if you shop around. I wouldn't trust anything cheaper- When it punctures or leaks you'll have a long cold night and then have to replace it anyway. Also the cheap ones won't pack nearly as small.

u/TheKnightWhoSaysMeh · 4 pointsr/Shitty_Car_Mods

27$ and it's done.

I bet there's even cheaper ones.

u/HelloBeautifulChild · 4 pointsr/BabyBumps

Hi! We ran off of advice given to us and some lists online. (Lucie's list is really good.) What is unique to where you live? When are you due?

For example, I'm due Nov 7 and in Colorado. So we registered for warmer baby beanies as well as cold weather clothes like long sleeve footies and such. I also made sure to register for car window shades because the sun in Colorado is no joke. I added in a set of wetbags because I've heard they're insanely useful. There's also a rocking chair because my mom had one with me and my sister and swears by it.

We didn't register for any of the health kit things because they have a lot of stuff we've been told not to use (nail clippers) and other stuff we know we won't use (the bulb nose clearers are great I'm sure but the nurse at the infant class told us to just get the Nose Frida. We just put in a baby thermometer you can use under the baby's arm, nail files, comb and brush kit, and Boudreaux's Butt Paste because my mom was adamant we don't need to bother with anything else. I know we'll need to get baby Tylenol but I didn't bother to register for it. (Maybe I'll go ahead and add that now...) OH! Also teething stuff but you already got that. If I mentioned something you already have sorry, I got a bit carried away.

Anyway. It might help to go to Buy Buy Baby or Target or some place to register in person, just put everything cute on the list. You can shorten the list later but this will give you a broad scope if you're worried you're forgetting something.

u/drshaw · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

Folding Ultimate Windshield Sunshade for Tesla Model 3 2018 2019 Custom Fit Sun Shade

I bought this and it fits perfectly.

u/Bad_Decision_Rob_Low · 3 pointsr/BobsBurgers

Link to amazon to purchase :

Bob's Burgers Car Windshield Accordian Sunshade

u/bsullgrim · 3 pointsr/XVcrosstrek

The ones I ordered were generic one size fits all

They fit great width wise but they have a little extra material height wise but it just scrunches up at the bottom of the window. No problem

u/startingoveragainst · 3 pointsr/carcamping

I bought these (or something like it that fit my Rav4); on top of tinted rear windows and a blanket stretched across the front seats, it feels pretty private.

u/djgabriel2004 · 3 pointsr/TeslaLounge

I bought them from Amazon. They have a little plastic tabs that hold them in place

Model 3 Glass Roof Sunshade Sunroof Rear Window Sunshade Compatible for Tesla Model 3 (2 of Set) (top roof+ Rear)

u/NuncaRelevante · 3 pointsr/BobsBurgers

Bob's Burgers Car Windshield Accordian Sunshade

u/Essobie · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

This one is very cheap, and initially feels very cheap, but it sets up extremely fast, breaks down extremely fast (once you learn the magic handshake twist move to break it down), stores very small, and does cover 99% of the Model 3 with shade.

u/toystoriegirl · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Not OP but I have these:

They cover the windows entirely so it's definitely darker in the back, but also a pain for trying to actually see through (like checking blind spots). Can roll the windows up and down all day long though!

u/germanbini · 2 pointsr/homeless

Hey I'm not the OP, for more info please go to the original post to congratulate them. :)

Personally I DO live in a van, it's a 1992 Chevy G20 Gladiator. I have a memory foam mattress on top of a wooden platform, totes and cardboard boxes for storage (food, clothing, etc.) underneath. having the mattress off the floor gives space for storage, and also insulates the mattress from the heat or cold of the ground.

For privacy I have tinted windows, non-adhesive window film, collapsible foil sunshade for the front window, and black bug screen mesh like this for the side windows.

For water I use sturdy Arizona tea jugs. I have a basic Coleman camping toilet for nighttime and emergency uses - some people simply use pee bottles or five gallon buckets.

If it's cold at night I have a [12V electric blanket](] and/or a 12V "car seat" warmer that I put under the mattress. I also have a propane Little Buddy heater which I have not yet used.

My main luxury item is an Alpicool C15 refrigerator powered by two 35AH "house batteries" (in parallel) which are charged using a Battery Doctor isolator. The Battery Doctor is run by my alternator when I drive-it only starts charging the house batteries after my van battery is full. The fridge uses 5.8AH per day. I used a cooler for a year, but the drawbacks are constantly buying or procuring ice (like from soda fountains), and food spoilage from it getting waterlogged, plus having to drain it frequently.

For hot meals, I use a 12 volt "lunchbox cooker" (works similar to a crock pot) which is powered in my cigarette lighter while I drive (or I can run it with the house batteries through a 12v splitter - the Alpicool is plugged into the other side. I also have a propane camping stove which I have never used.

I have a USB mini fan to run at night, or I can run my small regular fan through the 300W power inventor where I can also charge my laptop and/or phone (I usually charge the phone in the cigarette lighter).

I don't make any money if you buy from any of these links, but I only used them for illustrative purposes - I encourage you to shop around on Craigslist, eBay, Amazon, Walmart, check yard sales, etc. find the best priced similar item that works best for you. You don't have to get everything all at once - I didn't. But if you can get a basic minivan or van (seats removed), a mattress (or sleeping bag even) on a frame, and some jugs of water, it's a start.

u/seesoccer · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy Birthday

My favorite birthday was my 16th when my mom got my friends and I a party bus. We had so much fun and it's something that we all remember to this day.

If a $10.97 Prime item works then [this] ( or [this] ( if it really needs to be under $10.

u/homescrubb · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

I got this ALPS Mountaineering sleeping pad from amazon. Its self-inflating and very reasonably comfortable. A 12v fan is also nearly essential for muggy summer nights. Lastly, these window socks are awesome in that they let you keep your windows down without bugs getting in.

u/SeanGrande · 2 pointsr/Subaru_Outback

I've posted these window screens before but they work great to keep the humidity down and bugs out.

Uarter Universal Rear Side Window Baby Kid Pet Breathable Sun Shade Mesh Backseat (2 Pcs) Fits Most Small and Medium Cars

u/HeCallsMePrecious · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Yes, I'm in Texas so understand your pain!

I came early to park in the shade, and keep a shade like this to keep it cool inside and hide me a bit from those who may walk by. Keep a blanket in the back seat and lay seats down if possible. Keep a brush and makeup if needed to tidy up afterward, and don't forget to set an alarm! Sometimes I kept my car running or cracked the windows to cool things off. I did not have issues with nosy people, but our parking lot is large with people coming and going constantly.

u/marbaugh · 2 pointsr/TeslaLounge

Folding Ultimate Windshield Sunshade for Tesla Model 3 2018 2019 Custom Fit Sun Shade

u/rhetto · 2 pointsr/ToyotaTacoma

Never thought to use it for that. My wife got a two pack to keep the sun out of our son's face when he's in the back seat. She gave me the extra. I kept the windows up when driving on the trail, so I can't comment on its effectiveness in keeping dust out. But it's a cheap alternative to tinted windows if you got a kid!

u/8bitesq · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy Almost Halloween!! Less than a week to go.

I need this sun shade. My love of Star Wars knows no bounds and this would be absolutely perfect.

u/0r10z · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

I posted a link for the mattress I use above, the shades are like these:

BNYD Car Windshield Sunshade Foldable Reflective Sun Visor

u/vxcosmicowl · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hello beauty! She looks like a Charles to me lmao

You'll want to get a sun visor for when you leave the car so the seats don't burn your butt? I recommend one like this because it's quirky and cool

And you'll want to protect that ragtop

You'll probably want to have a blanket and umbrella in the trunk (for breakdowns/rain/cold) Keep some sunscreen in there too and wear it even on cold days!

u/OutdoorOutcast27 · 2 pointsr/hammockcamping

As long as your pad is insulated you should be ok. I would recommend getting a car reflective shield to help out and you should be fine. But nothing beats a underquilt. Max Reflector Jumbo Accordion Shade

u/Mattbrakish · 2 pointsr/HondaElement

I sewed something similar to what you can find here

Amazon also has pull over netting for the front door windows.
Something like this
L-Wide/Car Sun Shades That Fit Most SUV's Windows
You’ll need to double check sizing.

u/emeverywhere · 2 pointsr/hondafit

It’s this thing from Amazon. Not a perfect product (like, the directions say to place Velcro on the inside of your door to secure it, but you have to get that separately) but it’s pretty useful if you’re sleeping somewhere hot/ with bugs/ where it could rain and you want your windows down.

u/greenpotatoes9 · 2 pointsr/Mommit
u/CombatWombatEsq · 2 pointsr/StarWars

And... I just impulse bought one.

u/aimg · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

If possible, can you please help me ask him where he got his sunshade? I see this one on Amazon, but I'd like one that fits a bit better on the TM3. Thanks!

u/Cjwell · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

I stretch these over my windows and crack them to help with condensation and temperature control. Not sure if that's good idea with extremely cold temperatures, but food for thought.

u/Flavorbaby13 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have two things this because everyone needs new shot glasses and this because star wars is super awesome

u/eric987235 · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

I bought these for long rides on sunny days. Much cheaper than what Tesla sells.

u/lhrmeonom · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

This one off of Amazon is half the price of Tesla’s sunshade. Good quality and fits well.

u/mr-maniacal · 2 pointsr/subaru

I have ShadeSox on my 2011 Forester and they fit, no problem...
I bought these exact ones, and they are actually a little big.

u/N_Rage · 1 pointr/vandwellers

Found them on amazon:

They are made by a company called shade sox, though there probably are some cheaper ones available.
It might be an advantage to look for ones that are bigger than your windows to cover them fully,mine were about 1/2 inch too short and I'd rather have had bigger ones.

u/darthurphoto · 1 pointr/f150

Why not just get one of the retractable suction cup shades for kids?

u/WakiWikiWonk · 1 pointr/XVcrosstrek

What he said. Ignore those who say that any old sunshade will be fine. Yes, they work and are better than nothing, but this one custom made for your car is way better.

Combine it with a pair of these and the interior stays cool even on on the hottest days

Make sure you get the one for your model and year.

u/dwthomas00 · 1 pointr/TeslaModel3

I bought the SUMK set, top fits great, back comes down a little low in the rear window for my preference:

u/HowCatastic · 1 pointr/StarWars
u/mouseptato · 1 pointr/GiftIdeas

OK then, how about a gift certificate for car wash/detailing? New floor mats? A sunshade? I have this one:

A fancy new LED rechargeable flashlight?

u/Sleepy_zebra · 1 pointr/Parenting

I read another comment where someone advised you to make sure your kid runs around during stops. That is great advice. I don't know if your little one can walk yet but lots of exercise to get them nice and tired is a good idea.

I also read that you nurse. I have become quite proficient at sitting in the back and nursing my baby while he is strapped into his car seat. That is a god send. You don't have to pull over and it's a great comforting tool. I keep a towel, scarf in the back to shield us from other drivers.

Forgot to say my car has tinted windows but my old car didn't. I found those [shade sox] ( things very helpful.

u/RoboNinjaPirate · 1 pointr/pics

For what it's worth, I got this Sunscreen for the windshield for christmas.

u/lordgummy · 1 pointr/vandwellers
u/jonnygozy · 1 pointr/TeslaLounge

I’ve got one from AutoHeatShield for my Model 3 that I’ve been happy with. It was around $55 I think on Amazon. I assume they sell them for the S as well. It folds up instead of rolling, and fits the windshield really well.

Edit: (Folding Ultimate Windshield Sunshade for Tesla Model 3 2018 2019 Custom Fit Sun Shade

u/DriverFL · 1 pointr/Honda

Just got it this week after an accident in my 1994 Acura Legend.

First Honda for me, and first car made in the 21st century (previously also had a 2008 Chevy Cavalier).

Wanted to share with you all and ask about best (frugal) accessories to keep this car tip top for years to come. So far I've gotten:

  • Elite Seat Shield- I play a lot of basketball and go the the gym regularly, so want to avoid damaging the seat.

  • Armor All Rubber Mats- for everyday use and especially for ease of cleaning when I bring sand in from the beach

  • Shade Sox in lieu of tinting until I can save a little money to afford it

  • Jumo Windshield Shade- to keep the car cooler and protect the interior parked in the bright Florida sun.

    I also plan to get

  • Ultra Gauge for real-time MPG monitoring

    Any other basic recommendations. I'm also open to learning how to properly and regularly wash and wax the car to retain the paint and re-sale value down the road, and have read a few threads on that, such as this Wiki post here.

    Any other good recommended (easy for the beginner) resources you can suggest. This is the first time I've spent more than $1k on a car (~$7500), and want to protect and preserve the investment.

    Thanks /r/Honda.
u/adam_newyork · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I got this from amazon. It is pretty good:
Tesla Model 3 Glass Roof Mesh...

u/AstarteHilzarie · 1 pointr/beyondthebump check these out. They're like a sock so they fit over the door frame. Blocks a lot of light but you can still see through them to drive, and you can roll the windows down for a little breeze if you want.

u/NZOR · 1 pointr/mazda3

We put up a canopy and set up some tables, here's a pic from last year. We've condensed things down a lot since then, we only travel with one tote and one cooler now. In the picture you can see one of these which is nice as an option to sleep with the hatch open on hot nights. For a little extra ventilation we also got these and roll down the back windows.

u/catwithlasers · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

These have made a huge difference in the temp of my car, plus they're great in that you can open the window unlike the suction cup kind. If you order them, make sure you check the "other sellers" option and pick the ones that are more expensive and available through Amazon, because the lesser expensive ones are cheap knockoffs. (They do take some getting accustomed to, as they are not super easy to see through.)

I haven't made it yet, but I'm going to use a dryer hose (vinyl, not aluminum) to rig a pipeline from one AC vent to the backseat, to make sure cool air gets back there faster.

u/NachosReady · 1 pointr/teslamotors

This one. Make sure you get size XXL.

A1 Shades Windshield Sun Shades...

u/tuttle123 · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Disney Pixar Cars Lightning McQueen Front Car Windshield Sun shade

u/sur_surly · 1 pointr/XVcrosstrek

These were linked elsewhere for a more frugal approach to ventilation.

u/EnterPlayerTwo · 1 pointr/pics
u/gordymills · 1 pointr/Shitty_Car_Mods

Needs this for the windshield

u/-CharlieFoxtrot- · 1 pointr/funny

You can get the Star Wars sun shield I have one in my car!

u/krdshrk · 1 pointr/funny

Got mine from Amazon

u/suhailj25 · 1 pointr/ft86

Funny story, my dad actually bought this one in the 80s and we have pictures of him using it in his MK 3 Supra. But he recently got this and it works pretty well.

u/Zaporah · 1 pointr/vandwellers

My bf and I slept in a regular size prius for 2.5 weeks this summer. Just put the back seats down so it was flat and used backpacking sleep mats and sleeping bags and a pillow. Was as comfy as my bed! So any of those should be fine.

I would recommend just barely cracking your windows for air flow and either getting a sun shade or parking strategically so you aren't woken up by the sun. At that time of year I don't think you need to worry about the heat at least :-)

Also if you ever do it more long term these were an amazing purchase. Kept the sun out, bugs out, privacy and air flowing! And super easy to pack down.

u/happyzor · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I've done a bunch of analysis on what impacts range in the winter and how to improve the situation. For Tesla, there are essentially two things that are energy hogs during the winter. The electric heater and the AC (defogging). I will give you suggestions on how to minimize the use of both.

To reduce AC usage, I would suggest you to use an anti-fogging product. I use Rain-X antifog but some people say shaving cream works as well.

To reduce heating usage, I would apply insulation on the glass roof. Get the roof shade with some paper insulation.

Finally, I would turn off automatic temperature control. Use this general rule. For every person in your car, add 1 to the fan for your heat. So if you have 5 people, keep your fan at 5. Also turn on seat heaters!

u/cumaboardladies · 1 pointr/Miata
u/dompybear · 1 pointr/daddit

I have a 3/4 ton dodge and I bought These and they fit like a glove. I have a crew cab too if that helps.

Edit: you said rear window, woops. I don't even bother with rear because I have a topper! Sorry!

u/RagnarRocks · 1 pointr/TeslaModel3

I bought this one on amazon for about $80: It was an improvement, but it does trap a bit of heat.

I figured stopping infrared from getting in would be more optimal since there's a lot of glass in the Model 3, so I had Llumar Air80 installed on the windows, roof, back & windshield. While pricey it was a significant improvement over the sun shade because it cut down heat from the windows and the windshield as well as allows better visibility out the back glass. I still feel a bit of heat from the roof when I turn my head but it's hardly noticeable compared to the inferno with no tint or sun shade.

I haven't been compelled to re-install the sun shade now that I have tint, but it would probably improve comfort even more.

u/NewtonGimmick · 1 pointr/DogCare

You can try something like this. It'll block out some sun/heat/mosquitos/etc and let you keep the windows down. You just slide em on over the door.

I would also suggest some sort of seat belt. These buckle into a normal seat belt on one end and the other end you attach to a harness (do NOT attach it to a collar unless you want a dead/severely injured dog if you get into an accident or need to hit the brakes hard).

u/Kickedintheshin · 1 pointr/XVcrosstrek

I built a sleeping/cooking platform for the back of my crosstrek and I am about 6'2 and I just fit with the front seats as far forward as they go. So you guys should fit just fine. Getting something like the Yakima 16 skybox (what I have on mine) helps a lot with gear storage. If you are going to sleep in your car in the summer you are probably going to want the windows down so recommend these: They fit the back doors perfectly, keep the bugs out, give some privacy and are some defense against minor rain.

I had fun coming up my build/set up so I say get creative and good luck!

u/PhiladelphiaCollins3 · 1 pointr/vandwellers

I just bought some mesh window covers for getting some ventilation and keeping out bugs while camping in my suv. They fit over the entire top half of the door frame and are black which helps with blocking anyone from easily seeing in the windows. The downside is that they're not very secure and wouldn't be difficult to move out if the way so I would be careful urban camping.

And I've been putting a lot of thought into this myself recently, and I'm not sure there's a good way to stay cooler during the day other than putting something like reflectix in most of the windows , which definitely isn't stealthy. Maybe get that silver looking window tint and reflectix wouldn't be noticeable behind it.

u/bdbx18 · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I decided I've had it with my old recycled sunshade from other cars and the 3's windshield is quite big so they keep falling off. So I bought this and it's a perfect fit.

u/ediboyy · 1 pointr/GolfGTI

I got this one for my MK7 it's legit as fuck. even comes with a little case thing I put it in to store it.

u/Flatline2962 · 1 pointr/camping

Bought these the other day. They're what people on the /r/xvcrosstrek sub suggest.

u/darthmiso · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I got the $40 HeatShield and it fits perfectly. It's a little unwieldy (rolls into a tube), but I think they all are. The ones from the auto parts store that flip into a small circle don't fit right at all.

u/Craig_in_PA · 1 pointr/teslamotors

i'm not aware of a custom size one for M3, but this one works pretty good


u/ThrowAwayAcct0000 · 1 pointr/news

I've found these to be very helpful if you need some air, but don't want to turn on the AC (because of keys in the ignition could get you a DUI), but you don't want to roll down windows (because of bugs). I use them for camping, but they would work here too!

u/WangusRex · 1 pointr/FordFocus

I'm sure there is a better fitting one out there but I've been using this for the past month without any hassles once you get the hang of the putting it back in the bag twist. It bends and conforms to the windshield just fine for me. Obviously in the image that car has no rear view mirror so its not gonna look so smooth.

Partly commenting just to see if anyone has a much much better suggestion that really does fit.

u/KevlarYarmulke · 1 pointr/StarWars
u/Travv · 0 pointsr/lifehacks