This Sunshade was built for people who are looking to cut the temperature in their sun-filled adventures. The shade material is breathable, and allows for some light to filter through, but cuts down on UV rays. It also helps keep debris off of your canvas (wet leaves, bird droppings, sap) that when left on the tent for long periods of time can damage the canvas.
The sunshade can also be setup independently without a tent as well! You can use your tent poles, or a wooden 10′ tall pole as an alternative to set it up without the tent.