Umbrellas are an important item for any traveller, particularly if you are travelling to a northern hemisphere or Victorian winter.
It is a good idea to buy this piece of equipment before you travel as while on the road you may only find the ultracheap versions at corner stores that may not last to the end of the first day.
Some hikers even prefer an umbrella over wet weather clothing gear to avoid getting clammy. Not the best solution in a windy environment of course.
Many brands claim to be ultaright weight at under a pound (454 grams). Below is a list of umbrellas that are 305 g or less
Waterproofing information: Durable waterproof repellant (DRW) article at Wikipedia
Size is 90cm diameter when open but only a tiny 17cm x 7cm when folded.
|Eagle Creek Numbus SL|
Protection from rain or sun
|Go Lite Dome|
Despite its minimalist weight, this trekking umbrella is very strong.
|Go Lite Half Dome|
Our lightest, smallest travel umbrella works equally well as a reliable hiking umbrella.
|Go Lite Trekking Umbrella|
A manual extend/collapse feature, carrying case and grip-mounted compass.
|Helly Hansen Dublin|
I have version 1 (now in version 3 in 2020) of this umbrella and used it on the Overland track while on the trail to prepare morning tea in some drizzle. This windproof, lightweight umbrella is your favourite travelling companion when the weather changes quickly.
Lightweight (300g) and compact (folds to 27cm) but sturdy & reliable umbrella features automatic opening and closing.
|Sea to Summit Ultra Sil umbrella|
Weighs 280g with a stowed length of only 240mm but with a Large canopy size of 960mm
|Six Moons Design|
Weight: 6.8 oz – 193 g. Length: 10″ – 25.4 cm. Open Width: 38″ – 96.5 cm