so... like i said, i bought something for crawley while i was at jeepfest:
it's a spiderweb shade. the one i got was their "trail mesh", and they also had the available "ultramesh" i think they called it.
i have been considering getting one of these for some time now, but i wanted to see one first hand. the event gave me the opportunity to do just that. it was actually really good to be able to compare the two materials.
if you have fair skin, this thing is f***ing great. it saved me a lot of misery, as i spent a lot of time in the sun that day. it also kept our heads safe from low-hanging foliage on the trails while still allowing the ability to look up and see sky. air goes right through it. (but mud will sit on top of it, lol)
worth $80? not sure yet. i know i don't regret it yet. comes with a five year warranty though, and the guy who was representing the company told me that if i manage to f*** it up in that time, he'll send me a new one. strong words. i hope i never have to take him up on it.
the trail mesh is a LOT tougher feeling, and i would definitely recommend it over the ultramesh. though i think the ultra is $20 cheaper or so.
this is meant to be a bit of a teaser post until i get all my pics off of my xoom. the video seems safe so far, so i will be releasing that too.... if you all care to hear my bro and i banter back and forth incessantly while bouncing about in the wilderness.
here's another pic just for fun~
as an aside, i'm in the driver seat. my bro took the pics.