MoonShade Portable Awning – Great Minimalist Lightweight Protection


MoonShade Portable Awning – Great Minimalist Lightweight Protection

MoonShade Portable Awning – Just Launched on Kickstarter!

The MoonShade Portable Awning is a lightweight and packable awning that has many uses.  It can be mounted to the side of a vehicle in several ways.  I have been testing out the MoonShade and found it useful.

MoonShade Portable Awning

MoonShade packed up

Just 8lbs and packs up small

The MoonShade comes neatly packaged in a zippered carry bag.  Inside you will find the awning, a few aluminum poles, stakes and guy lines, and suction cups.  This allows the canopy to be set up in several ways.

MoonShade Portable Awning

suction cups, stakes, and guy out lines

Nice Canopy



Once you choose how you want to attach the awning, you use the adjustable poles to set the height. Guy those out and you have a nice canopy.

MoonShade Portable Awning

MoonShade organized

This just launched on Kickstarter and will retail for $350 when they are available.

Press release

Moon Fabrications Launches Debut Product with MoonShade Portable Awning


San Francisco, CA. (October 17, 2019) — Moon Fabrications, makers of products with good design and simple utility, is excited to announce their very first product, MoonShade. MoonShade is a simple portable awning that makes getting outdoors easier and staying outdoors more comfortable. It is durable, lightweight, packable, easy to set up, and it attaches to virtually anything.


The versatile MoonShade accommodates almost any outdoor lifestyle or adventure, from camping to ball games to picnics and more. Heavy-duty suction cups make assembly a breeze on almost any vehicle, and fixed mounting points allow for secure, easy setup on trees, fences, door frames, and porch railings. During the day, MoonShade ensures maximum sun protection thanks to a resilient reflective coating. At night, the same coating reflects the glow of any LED lantern evenly illuminating the area below.


MoonShade weighs a mere 8 pounds and packs down to the size of a yoga mat. With a functional footprint of 9’x7’, it provides a generous shade zone, yet packs down small enough for simple and easy storage. Built to last, MoonShade’s patent-pending design features a durable ripstop polyester made from recycled 420-denier yarn and 13mm all-aluminum poles for a sturdy and reliable structure. MoonShade $350 MSRP / $300 Kickstarter 


The MoonShade is available exclusively on Kickstarter, starting October 17, 2019.


The launch of the MoonShade also marks the debut of Moon Fabrications’ collection of outdoor products. Check out this Spring for updates.





Size deployed: 9ft. x 7ft.

Size stowed: 28in. x 6in. (diameter)


Weight: 8lb.


Materials: 420D recycled-yarn ripstop polyester with UV (top) and reflective (bottom) coating; heavy-duty polyester webbing trim


Poles: 13mm aluminum tension poles; 19mm telescoping aluminum support poles adjust from 78” to 96”; 7’ narrow-base mounting pole


Hardware: Stakes (4); guy lines/tensioners (4); carrying bag with shoulder strap; suction cup mounts (2); suction cup pole ends (to attach support poles to vehicle surface at 45 deg. Angle)


About Moon Fabrications, Inc.:

Moon Fabrications was born with a mission to make outdoor experiences more accessible and more enjoyable for everyone. Founded in San Francisco in 2018 by Matthew Pearson and Henry Proegler, Moon Fab is committed to creating designs that are simple, elegant, and versatile. By simplifying the “stuff” we bring outdoors, we create space for what is actually important: genuine experiences and authentic connection with others, ourselves, and nature. Our thoughtfully-designed products enable you to spend less time preparing and more time enjoying the outdoor experiences you love most. Follow us

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