Redesigned for 2019 we have expanded the Silver Shadow into a line of umbrellas in order to offer 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 base Silver Shadow most resembles our original design. Its rigid, fiberglass 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's simply fewer things to break or malfunction.
Wherever you travel, a Silver Shadow should be part of your kit!
I'm a first time user of a umbrella and now it's a permanent part of my kit! On my 37 day hike this summer, it provided shade as well as rain and hail protection. One day I dropped my pack at my feet and stood under the umbrella while the ground turned white with hail. On rainy days I would wedge it in a tree over my head for a hands free lunch. It is light, sturdy and easy to use.
I've had my umbrella since 2012 when I carried it on my PCT through hike. This thing has saved my *** more times than I can count. I use it in rain but more frequently I use it when moving around in the heat. This thing has survived many wind storms when I carry it slightly collapsed as a shield. Some parts have torn over 7 years (the Velcro loop is now a small hole), but all in all I'd give this thing 6 stars if I could. It's right up there with the Spork... just don't go out in the back country without it.
We get a lot of rain here in western Pa. It seems like it rained half the time this spring so I decided to give the Silver Shadow a try two weeks ago. Sure enough we had rain the first and third days of our hike but this umbrella made it livable. The umbrella is really nice even in camp because you can still move around out of your tent and stay dry. Love it!
I just completed Thru hiking the PCT and wanted to reach out to you directly to know that the umbrella I bought from you guys saved my life. Not only from the hot desert sun, the freezing cold rains in Washington, but I was attacked by 2 wild dogs in the Northern California mountains and used the umbrella to confuse and block them from biting me! Thank you soo much! Though the umbrella is a bit tattered now, I will never hike without it. Thanks again.
My wife used the Silver Shadow umbrella on a short 2.5 hour hike with me this past week end in Southern California. It provided great coverage and protection from the sun, we were hiking during the mid-day hours and she was covered in shade while hiking most of the time. Underneath the umbrella it was noticeably cooler and I tried it for a few minutes and was amazed. Even though I use hiking poles I will consider taking a Silver Shadow with me for my own use. The weight at 8oz was light holding a hummingbird in your hand!