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Umbrella Series

Our compact umbrellas are the ideal companion; stow them away in your daypack, luggage, or car. These light weight parasol possess a small footprint when stored, but repels all but the worst precipitation. Clever mountaineers, international travelers, and backpackers recognize that a small handy umbrella provides simple breathable rain protection during a flash storm, and can also yield shelter from the mid-day sun.


Sun Block Umbrella

Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa

The umbrella was key for me not only on rainy days in Montana, but more so on the sunny days in the desert. One day it was the only shade I had while walking across the great divide basin, and it helped keep me cool and protected from the sun.

U.L. Trekking Umbrella

Liz "Snorkel" Thomas

Whether I’m on a dayhike, urban hike, commuting, or a multi-month backcountry adventure, the U.L. Trekking Umbrella is my favorite piece of gear. It’s among the lightest umbrellas you can find anywhere. Yet its distinctly durable in extreme winds on mountain tops during the late fall. It folds up to the size of a couple of King Size candy bars and fits easily in my backpack’s side pockets or purse. Lastly, it comes in fun colors.

Sun Block Umbrella


John Abela reviewed the Sun Block Umbrella over at Hikelighter.com. He also has a short video comparing the specs and his feelings about the Sun Block Umbrella.