6.8 oz - 193 g Trekking Umbrella
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 Carbon is the crown jewel of hiking umbrellas. A sleek, carbon fiber shaft, spreader, and ribs drop the weight of this umbrella to a mere 6.8 oz while maintaining full coverage. Its rigid shaft insures that it won't unexpectedly collapse and its simple construction ensures years of trouble-free use. The simple design with minimal parts keeps it light and durable. There are simply fewer things to break or malfunction.
Wherever you travel, a Silver Shadow should be part of your kit!
- Weight: 6.8 oz - 193 g
- Length: 25" - 63.5 cm
- Open Width: 37" - 94 cm
- Coverage: 7.5 ft2 or .7 m2
- Shaft Length: 23.5" - 60cm
- Carbon Fiber Frame
- EVA foam handle
- UPF 50+ Rating
I have only taken this out once, but it was amazing how much it helped keep me cool. I propped it over my head while sitting in my Chair Zero. Of course, if it had been windy the situation would have been different. Weight was an important factor for me, and my particular umbrella actually weighed out to less than the 6.8 oz. stated. Very nice!
I have just recently used this umbrella while strolling around my town during the Henri storm. Did it’s job and held up to wind gusts. Will be bringing on my Carter-Moriah hike in Sept.
I didn't get the chance of using it but hopefully next week trip will tell me more
This is my first trekking umbrella. I bought it for my wife as we planned to climb Mount Saint Helens under strong summer sun. Her skin is super sensitive to sun and heat. It worked out great. She felt much cooler than expected even after a whole day climb. We were both impressed by how light the umbrella was - it felt nothing tied to her pack. All in all, I was surprised how well it worked out. I don't know how long the umbrella will last. I hope it will stand up to some level of abuse in our future hikes. :) The length of this version is 25". It is a bit too long for a small daypack. For smaller packs, I would choose the mini version - for the same weight and coverage in shorter packed size. The mini version probably would work better for city use too.
Used in the Grand Canyon. It was a big help for my 65 year old mom completing the Rim to Rim.