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    Auto Shade - which type?

    I was at my local wally world and noticed there are two types of auto shades and I was wondering which one people used.

    There is the standard "twist and fold" style that I can see that could be used as a heat reflector as well as a wind shield.

    I also saw what could be described as foil covered bubblewrap. This would do the same thing as the other, but also provide another airspace, and could be used for a seat cushion. I'm not sure how durable it is, thought. The downside is that this type folds and does not compact down as far.

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    Actually, there aren't many folks using those that I know of. You may do just as well to go get a cheap blue pad from the Wallyworld camping section. Just my opinion of course.


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    There is a third style that has foam backing behind the reflective layer instead of the bubble wrap type. That's what they have at my local Wally's. I think it is preferred over the bubble type for insulation, and it might be a little less bulky too. I like mine a lot.

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    The foam backed reflector is best, their very warm for their money and weight.

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