Although it does not provide full shade depending on the location of the sun (legs, etc) it has been an awesome thing to have when watching little league or soccer games when the sun is beating down and there is no shade to be had!
I bought the chair a year ago and only used it 3 times. The chair was stored in my house so it wasn't exposed to prolonged heat and in the same position that it was in the store when I went to pick it up. I took it to school a couple of months ago to use during field day and when I opened it up I found that the black material in the canopy started falling out and the canopy could not stay up. I bought the chair because of the canopy and now it won't even stay up. Big disappointment!!!
This chair is easy to carry, easy to unfold, easy to fold up again, it's replete with cover and a cup holder, I've never seen anything like it; I bought another one a short time after this one, over a year ago now, and they are both still going strong!
Love this product