Our compact umbrellas are the ideal companion; stow them away in your daypack, luggage, or car. These light weight parasol possess a small footprint when stored, but repels all but the worst precipitation. Clever mountaineers, international travelers, and backpackers recognize that a small handy umbrella provides simple breathable rain protection during a flash storm, and can also yield shelter from the mid-day sun.
Liz "Snorkel" Thomas
Whether I’m on a dayhike, urban hike, commuting, or a multi-month backcountry adventure, the U.L. Trekking Umbrella is my favorite piece of gear. It’s among the lightest umbrellas you can find anywhere. Yet its distinctly durable in extreme winds on mountain tops during the late fall. It folds up to the size of a couple of King Size candy bars and fits easily in my backpack’s side pockets or purse. Lastly, it comes in fun colors.