I have two shades and after just one year I have to replace both of them. The sun here in New Mexico, US is pretty intense and even though the cube is mostly in the shade, the two shades are completely faded (I don't mind that) and falling apart!
In the cloudy UK, this canopy might be quite long lived, but I found here in Canada that after one year it totally bleached out and started to fall apart. We do get a lot of sun in the summer and clearly the UV light does cause substantial deterioration in this product. In North America I would expect to replace this canopy every two years.
Unfortunately, whilst the description says that it 'is the cube shade that comes with the eglu cube'... it was quite smaller than the original shade that I got with my cube...
I had hope that this would be a replacement for my now faded shade - but it will probably have to be an additional shade for extra protection.
Also, sorry to say this Omlet, but it wasn't complete. It only had three fastenings instead of four...
So it has been attached with the old (faded, dirty, rusty) bands with the three new kept as spares in case the old one perish....
After 18 months the Shade split open 3ft across. Colour faded quite a lot also.
Shade is too small - barely covers top of Cube run and allows rain to enter at the sides.
Although our Eglu Cube is still in excellent shape, the shade faded and developed tears after a year or so and we are now having to order a replacement. How about introducing some more funky colours/patterns for the cube shades?
Although the idea of the shade is excellent and it is definitely needed I think it needs to be made out of more durable material; I am not sure how long they are meant to last but I have had mine just over 2 years now and the material is disintegrating hence I have had to buy this replacement. I also used one from an eglu which I have had for only a year and that is disintegrating already too.