Suppose a short straddle.
In practice, hedging with long/short futures exposes to the risk of hitting a stop loss when market movements are wide. Eventually, it may very well happen that the hedge becomes the main source of loss because of the stop.
On the other hand, hedging with VIX future is counterintuitive, as it encompasses continously buying long-term vol and selling short-term one with a generally upward looking vol term structure.
Finally, buying a straddle also doesn't make sense, as the fact that implied vol is usually overpriced makes the hedge expensive.
So my question is, assuming that nothing can be done to change the future stop loss, what is a good practical way of heding short vol?