5.5 oz - 156 g Trekking Umbrella
Say hello to the lightest, full-size trekking umbrella on the market.
Ultralight umbrellas are one of the most underappreciated pieces of gear out on the trail. The Rain Walker SUL offers more ventilation and weighs less than most rain gear and often keeps you drier.
An umbrella is one of the most versatile pieces of gear you can own. It offers a shield from the rain, shade from the sun, can act as a micro-shelter, and even be used as an anchor point for your tarp or tent. The Rain Walker SUL does all of that at a mere 5.5 ounces.
The Rain Walker SUL is a great alternative to traditional rain gear, especially in hot and humid climates. An ultralight umbrella allows you to dress for the temperature instead of the weather.
And in rainy conditions, you have a great mini shelter for checking maps and guidebooks or even snapping pictures.
- Weight: 5.5 oz - 156 g
- Closed Length: 25" - 63.5cm
- Open Width: 37" - 94 cm
- Coverage: 7.5 ft2 or .7 m2
- Shaft Length: 23.5" - 60cm
- Carbon Fiber Frame is ultralight and less conductive than aluminum.
- EVA Foam Trekking Handle for a sure grip
- 10 D Silnylon Canopy
- NOTICE: While we have tested this umbrella in high winds, hail, and other extreme conditions the ultralight components that make up this product require extra care when using this umbrella in the field.
Rain Walker SUL Umbrella OverviewBy: Six Moon Designs
I haven't had a chance to try out my new Rain Walker SUL Umbrella yet as I JUST got it, but I am very impressed by how lightweight, yet how durable it feels. I will be using it on my section hikes on The AT. I noticed so many thru-hikers had them and they usually know all the best gear to get, so I knew I had to get one!
One of the things I like best about this umbrella is the handle. There are other lightweight umbrellas on the market, some of which have very small handles. If you’re going to be holding this thing for hours on end while you hike, you want it to be comfortable. I like the light weight because you can hold it with two fingers :-). I don’t tie mine on, I carry it, because I am constantly adjusting the angle either to block the sun or to hold it into the wind or to block the rain coming from a different direction.
Another thing I love is the translucent fabric and the way the sun looks shining through and around the umbrella against the sky. Those heavy silver coated umbrellas do a better job of blocking the sun, but this one is much lighter and pleasant to carry and is adequate at blocking the sun.
The best thing of all is when I’m talking gear and I hand this to someone and say “Hold this”. And then their eyes go wide when they realize it doesn’t weigh anything!
I used this umbrella on a long distance hiking trip in England. It was incredibly light to throw in my backpack and easy to pull out and use in the rain. Highly recommend!
I took my new Rain Walker SUL umbrella on a backpacking trip in the San Juans in SW Colorado. I am amazed at how light it is. It is very easy to operate. I used it to provide shade from the high altitude sun and I also used it in a serious downpour with hail. This amazing, lightweight umbrella kept me dry while I hiked for 3 miles. I did not need to put on a raincoat and it kept me very dry. I wear prescription glasses so it is great to have an umbrella in wet conditions. This umbrella is now one of my hiking and backpacking essentials. Other people on the trial commented on what a great umbrella this was.
I used to have trouble with my old umbrella falling over when I tucked it under my sternum strap. The Rain Walker is so light it will stay vertical balanced on the top of my pack. It is significantly lighter than my old fiberglass umbrella. I'm loving using it on my AT thru hike!