Chase Away the Sun was created in 2011 by Kelli, a mother of 2. It all began one evening while driving on a road trip with her husband, James, and their son, Chase. As they were heading westbound when the sun was setting the blinding rays entered the front windshield and woke their sleeping son in the backseat. In order to stop Chase from crying they needed to block the sun from hitting his face. The visors at the front of the car only work for the driver and passenger. They tried giving Chase a pair of sunglasses and he just threw them. In the end they took Chase's blanket (which did not really make Chase too happy) and strung it up between the windows by closing each end of the blanket in the window. The crying stopped but the process of getting the blanket to stay was not easy and the whole situation made for a stressful drive for everyone. Kelli and James thought there must be something out there to solve this problem.
Many months later, Kelli started commuting to and from work driving eastbound in the morning and westbound in the evening. Chase continued to complain about the sun in his eyes and Kelli again thought that there must be a solution to this problem; however, after much research she determined that there was nothing available and decided to create a product that was easy to use, safe and that her kids would love.
And thus Chase Away the Sun was created... (and not to leave out their daughter, Halle, she is the model).
What is the product made of?
The visor is made of cotton fabric so it is soft. The bands around the headrests are made of elastic.
How does the visor attach to the elastic bands?
There is a small piece of Velcro on the ends of the top edge of the visor that attaches to small pieces of Velcro that are sewn onto the elastic bands.
Can I still see out of the back of my car using my rearview mirror?
Yes, the shade is placed just below the sight line of the rearview mirror so the driver's vision is not blocked.
When I am not using the shade, can it be folded without damaging it?
Yes, the shade is made of fabric so you can easily fold it and store it away without damaging it.
Is it easy to install?
Yes, it is very easy to put up and take down. Just place the elastic bands around each headrest with the Velcro on the inside of the headrest. Hang the shade with the design facing the child using the Velcro. Please make sure to put up and adjust the shade when the car is not in motion.
How do I wash it if it gets dirty?
Machine wash and lay flat to dry. It is suggested that you handwash the elastic bands and lay flat to dry as well.
Is this just for a child sitting in the center seat?
No, this product is useful for a child sitting in any spot in the rearseat. Especially during the fall and winter months, when the sun does not rise or set due east and west, the sun's rays enter the front windshield at an angle reaching a child sitting on the other side of the car.
Below is a list of vehicles and the appropriate size. We apologize if your vehicle is not listed but we are in the process of adding vehicles daily. If you would like to assist us in adding your vehicle to the list please contact us and send us the measurement of the distance between the front headrests.
Measure the distance between your headrests.
SMALL 15" to 20"
MEDIUM 20" to 25"
LARGE 25" to 30"
If your measurement is appropriate for two different sizes (i.e. 20" and 25") we suggest purchasing the larger size.
BMW 530xi Medium
BMW X5 Medium
Chevy Trailblazer Medium
Chevy Yukon/Yukon XL Large
Chevy Silverado Large
Chrysler Town & Country Large
Dodge RAM Large
Dodge Grand Caravan Medium
Ford Escape Medium
Ford Explorer Medium
Ford F150/F250/F350 Large
GMC Sierra Large
GMC Tahoe/Suburban Large
Jeep Cherokee Medium
Jeep Liberty Medium
Honda CRV Medium
Honda Pilot Medium
Isuzu Rodeo Small
Kia Sedona Medium
Nissan Frontier Medium
Nissan Titan Large
Subraru Forrestor Small
Subraru Impreza Small
Subraru Legacy Medium
Subraru Outback Small
Toyota Avalon Small
Toyota Highlander Medium
Toyota RAV4 Small
VW Jetta Small
Volvo XC70 Medium
Volvo S40 Small
**DO NOT TRY TO ADJUST THE SUN SHADE WHILE DRIVING. ONLY ADJUST WHILE STOPPED SAFELY**
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