Redesigned for 2019 we have expanded the Silver Shadow into a line of umbrellas that offers a variety of options and prices.
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!
I just finished a 7 day walk around the island of O'ahu and ended up on Ka'ena Pt. during the hottest part of the day, direct sun, no shade, middle of summer. Thank goodness I had my Silver Shadow Mini! Honestly, it was a super game changer, and the part about it being at least 10 degrees cooler under the umbrella? It's true! It is lightweight, attaches easily to my pack, is easy to carry, and keeps the direct sun off my head and shoulders. Thanks Six Moon Designs!
We were planning a trek and our decades old lightweight hiking umbrellas (that are no longer made) had finally met heir doom. Looking for a reasonable replacement, we found these. They are even lighter than the old ones. They worked perfectly well for both sun shield and for rain. The size is perfect and they fit very nicely on a pack or even in a pocket. We are very happy with that. Any negatives? Well, frankly the handle is a little small and can get tiring to hold. But, making it bigger would increase the size and weight so this is a good compromise. Opening and closing is a bit funky because one needs to manually unfold the ribs prior to opening, but making the rib one piece would, by definition make the folded length too long for our needs and making that unfolding part of the mechanical process would only add to the weight. Now the really important part of the review......one of the Velcro tabs ripped off the dome with the first use. Maybe a manufacturing issue? Six Moon Designs replaced the umbrella with no hesitation or shipping charge. I would recommend these guys and this product to anyone.
I was blown away by the umbrella and it’s performance. It’s an amazing option for urban hiking and trail hiking alike
I recently bought the full-size umbrella, only to discover that it didn't fit any of the pockets in my daypack, so I added this to my kit. On the first outing with it, I was thrilled. Finally a way to keep the rain off on a warm day without using the sauna that is my rain jacket. The one problem - as another reviewer mentioned, the handle is really small. The small handle didn't bother me so much, but the inability to use the hands-free kit did (I tried, but the loops can't grip the handle). To solve that, I drilled a small hole in the handle and threaded a 2mm cord through it to create a loop. Add a small carabiner to attach to a hands-free loop, and problem solved!
I bought this collapsible because the full-size doesn't fit in my daypack. It worked great on the first test run. Lightweight, easy to use, easy to stow in a side pocket of my daypack. One problem...because the handle is smooth plastic with nothing to help stabilize it, it takes a bit of modification to use it with the available hands-free kit. I haven't tested out my modification yet (drilled a hole in the handle and put in a loop of 2mm cord to use with a clip or carabiner).