6.8 oz - 193 g Trekking Sun Umbrella
Walking across deserts in the blazing sun or through summer rain showers shouldn't be a misery. The Silver Shadow Series provides a large reflective surface on top to deflect sunlight and a black underside to absorb wandering rays, allowing you to walk cooler and better protected. Its coating sheds water easily, eliminating the need to wear sweaty rain gear.
The Silver Shadow Mini is the collapsible, compact umbrella in our line. Packing to 40% the length of our other umbrellas, it is ideal for travel or when space is paramount.
Wherever you travel, a Silver Shadow should be part of your kit!
Mini Replacement Handle:
Six Moon Designs also now offers an optional replacement handle for this mini Umbrella. The Replacement handle (Sold Separately) gives you a more comfortable EVA foam grip to hold onto for longer hikes. As an added bonus the new handle makes this umbrella work much better with the Hands Free Kit.
- Weight: 6.8 oz - 193 g
- Length: 10" - 25.4 cm
- Open Width: 38" - 96.5 cm
- Coverage: 7.5 ft2 or .7 m2
- Shaft Length: 20.5" - 52 cm
- Aluminum Frame
- Plastic handle
- UPF 50+ Rating
Pros: After waking up in my tent to steady rain, it was SO nice to stay dry while I popped out to "use the bathroom" and go back inside without a wet rain jacket. Also, super nice when cooking to keep fingers dry. This umbrella also kept me cool when the sun came out - my hiking partners had sweat rolling down their faces and I was still cool and dry. I didn't have to stop as often to put on or take off clothes to regulate temperature - I had a lot more leeway to stay comfortable with the umbrella.
Cons: I won't use in strong winds as it probably would not hold up. The outermost ribs/spokes need some guidance as you open the umbrella so they curve down and don't stick up. Those same ribs/spokes also need to be folded back up manually when closing the umbrella. Essentially, the umbrella is not a completely automatic quick open-close like normal umbrellas. Getting the umbrella wrapped back up to fit in the bag also requires some manual folding of the fabric so the strap can reach all the way around to secure. This takes a little extra time.
I haven’t used this umbrella for it’s intended purpose yet, but it’s a great design for a full coverage umbrella in a small package that would basically fit in your pocket. This one will go with me on a plane to France for another go on the Camino de Santiago next Spring. I also have the big brother to the mini, and while I like it’s weight, color, and size, I don’t want to have to deal with it on an airplane. But I’m expecting a long relationship with both. Thanks Six Moon Designs.
Love the mini Silver Shadow! Folds up very small, is super lightweight, and definitely beats the heat (I attach it to my camp chair as well and it's consistently a few degrees cooler underneath in direct sunlight)
I thought that using an umbrella while hiking was ridiculous....until I used this one. I spent three days doing day hikes in the canyons at Death Valley National Park. This umbrella saved me! The shade on my head allowed me to not wear a hat, and it was much cooler. Two weeks later when I returned to the Seattle area, I was hiking in the rain. The umbrella turned a miserable wet hike into a pleasant stroll in the forest. It is ultralight and folds to a very compact size. I will be carrying it in my day pack from now on.