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Unread 06-14-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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Does anyone with a Spiderweb Shade live somewhere HOT???

So, I am strongly considering a spiderweb shade top for the summer but I live in Houston and it is HOT. My jeep is a hardtop and I've had a bestop bikini top on an old YJ before. I hear that the spiderweb shade blocks 90% of the sun but how does that translate in a really hot climate? It is 93 (feels like 101) right this minute and it's not even the hottest part of the day or the hottest part of the summer yet. Thoughts?

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Unread 06-14-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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I live in TN and it gets pretty hot here, the spiderweb shade makes it not only bearable but even pleasant! Its like sitting under a shade tree. I had it on riding around on a hot sunny day and I thought it wasn't really that bad so I took the shade off. That lasted 5 minutes, then I was putting the shade back on, made a huge difference.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 11:51 AM   #3
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I live in Las Vegas, couldn't imagine my Jeep without it. Actually drove through Death Valley with it last weekend (122F...don't ask why). I'd say it probably the best sub $100 mod you can do for your Jeep.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 11:57 AM   #4
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Mine's coming today, and I'm in Arizona. I know a couple of folks that have them here and it certainly helps according to them. I won't know till next week, but the top's coming off this weekend.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 02:14 PM   #5
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I decided to go with the Dirty Dog over the Spiderweb for a couple reasons. One it looked to block a little less sun out and 2 it comes in 2 pieces so I can take the front off but still have the back on for wife or son. I just got it last week and LOVE IT! I am in Dallas area and it was HOT yesterday. My Jeep said 105 as I was driving thru downtown Dallas and yes it was hot but very bearable. I think it is the perfect combination of blocking the sun but still letting some light and air thru. It cost a little more than the Spiderweb but for me it was worth it. From all I have read you can't go wrong with either one.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 04:12 PM   #6
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I have the spiderweb shade as well!! I love it, I live in Long Island, NY. Not to Hott out here yet but it was last year and it helped out more than a lot. I like it b.c you can still see through the mesh, air flow still happens. It's just enough to block the sun out and sit at red lights roasting in 100+!!
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Unread 06-14-2013, 04:19 PM   #7
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So, I am strongly considering a spiderweb shade top for the summer but I live in Houston and it is HOT. My jeep is a hardtop and I've had a bestop bikini top on an old YJ before. I hear that the spiderweb shade blocks 90% of the sun but how does that translate in a really hot climate? It is 93 (feels like 101) right this minute and it's not even the hottest part of the day or the hottest part of the summer yet. Thoughts?
It's 110 in Phoenix, AZ still no doors and my spider shade...its still hot, but it's not direct hot like it was last year without it.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 04:31 PM   #8
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works for the heat in florida, just not the damn rain.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 05:08 PM   #9
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just not the rain.
I run with my OEM (one piece) top minus the doors, surrounds and windows all summer. Is there an advantage to the spider/bikini top that I don't know of?
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Unread 06-14-2013, 05:53 PM   #10
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I've had the spiderweb shade for a couple of years now. I live in Oklahoma, just north of you. If you've followed our weather the last couple of years, we've been routinely in the 110 to 115 degrees range during the summer. I used my jeep all summer because of the webshade. It's a great product that I won't ever be without. It also keeps my bald head from burning.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 06:40 PM   #11
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I run with my OEM (one piece) top minus the doors, surrounds and windows all summer. Is there an advantage to the spider/bikini top that I don't know of?
No, not really for someone with a soft top....but if you have a hard top its amazing. Carry a 5x7 tarp with some bungies for those times you get caught in a downpour....our JK with the softop goes without the doors and rear windows all summer....have never run it without the door surrounds though.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 09:21 PM   #12
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We have one and have had one on all of our previous jeeps too, we live in Illinois and it regularly get in the upper 90s in the summer and were in Florida several times a yr. and I couldn't imagine not having it there great!
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Unread 06-14-2013, 09:21 PM   #13
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Do they carry a spider shade for fog???
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Unread 06-14-2013, 09:36 PM   #14
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Do they carry a spider shade for fog???
it actually gets warm enough where you live to have fog?
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Unread 06-14-2013, 09:49 PM   #15
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Lol, that's all we get is fog! Foggier than London, England most of the time, lol.
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