Most cars offer protection from sun, rain, heat, and light snow. But providing that protection comes at the cost of deteriorating or damaged paint and even dents in the event of large hail or ice. With the Lanmodo, you can quickly and easily protect your car and yourself from all kinds of bad weather. Plus, its been given a few neat bonus features for your convenience.
The self-described “car tent” mounts to the top of your car via a set of built-in suction cups. It takes about 30 seconds to set up, first by positioning it over your vehicle and then by lowering the lever that applies the suction.
Once you’re done, your car will totally be totally safe from the sap, pine needles, and leaves that would otherwise fall onto it whenever you parked near or under a tree. On scorching hot days, the umbrella’s reflective material will also keep the interior of your car cooler. Its canvas and high-strength fiberglass structure is so strong, in fact, the company claims that a brick dropped from a roof would bounce right off, offering protection from whatever might fall from the sky. Acid rain, bird droppings, and dirt easily rinse off its exterior coating, too.
Set up the Lanmodo right before a big snowstorm hits, and you can be the first one out of the neighborhood the next morning. Not only does it keep the snow from collecting on your car, but it also has an add-on vibrating feature that physically shakes snow off the umbrella to keep it from accumulating. You’ll find that this feature also works great with hail, sleet, and even the icicles of freezing rain. Special straps slide down over your side mirrors to keep it perfectly in place during strong winds (up to 30 mph), with another set looping directly into your car doors to prevent theft. Adjustable heights allow you to customize the car tent to meet your specific needs, opening and closing it from a safe distance with the help of a handy remote control.
The Lanmodo is battery-powered, but it can run on a single charge for up to 45 days, so you’ll never have to worry about it draining out frequently. The umbrella even boasts a few charging ports of its own for you to use as power sources during your road trips and camping adventures.
In addition to protecting the surface of your car, the Lanmodo offers an add-on pop out canopy on one side that can be used as a roof for personal protection from bad weather. If you want to use the umbrella even further away from your car, you’ll be happy to hear that it can also be transformed into a freestanding shelter using yet a set of flaps built into its sides.
The all-weather car umbrella is available in several different colors and patterns, but if you really feel like it, you can get your company logo or favorite sports team printed on the canvas. Unfortunately, the Lanmodo’s design does not currently cover the complete length of every vehicle (such as long trucks), so you’ll find it best to research the options available to you before committing to any one model. You should also keep in mind that the car tent won’t stick to soft car tops.