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    Default GoLite Chrome Dome Trekking Umbrella

    Looking to purchase a chrome dome umbrella. Anyone out there have one in their gear pile?!


    http://www.golite.com/Chrome-Dome-Tr...ella-P928.aspx
    "... I know it is wrong, but I am for the spirit that makes young men do the things they do. I am for the glory that they know." --Sigurd Olson, Singing Wilderness.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fireneck View Post
    Looking to purchase a chrome dome umbrella. Anyone out there have one in their gear pile?!


    http://www.golite.com/Chrome-Dome-Tr...ella-P928.aspx
    I've got one - never even been outside. What's your offer including shipping? There is one problem though - I won't be home for about another four weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duff View Post
    I've got one - never even been outside. What's your offer including shipping? There is one problem though - I won't be home for about another four weeks.
    I will be hitting the Colorado Trail sometime mid July. It might be cutting it too close.
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    This was posted in the "umbrella for the PCT?" thread.

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    I thought it was nifty. I went to your link. Other than being chrome colored, does it do anything a regular umbrella does? Can it strap to a backpack like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky&Jack View Post
    This was posted in the "umbrella for the PCT?" thread.

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    I thought it was nifty. I went to your link. Other than being chrome colored, does it do anything a regular umbrella does? Can it strap to a backpack like this?
    A friend of mine has one strapped to his ULA pack super light and he swears by it. I want one if anyone has one to buy. Let me know how much. [email protected]. Thanks. Soggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duff View Post
    I've got one - never even been outside. What's your offer including shipping? There is one problem though - I won't be home for about another four weeks.
    Do you still have this umbrella? If so, then how much including shipping to KY? Zip 42701

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    I’m on my second one but would not buy a third (lost the first one). If you simply open it too fast the support poles can break. It’s of low quality.

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    one of the most awesome pieces of gear...the banana leaf is now obsolete...we introduce the umbrella!!!
    See ya when I get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duff View Post
    I've got one - never even been outside. What's your offer including shipping? There is one problem though - I won't be home for about another four weeks.
    I'd go $30 shipped if you still have it.

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    ^^I've got one of those Swing hands-free trekking umbrellas for sale. Very nice condition. Dark green.
    $45 shipped.
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    GoLite has excellent name recognition in the trekking world. Another highly regarded umbrella but not targeting the hiking world per say with their advertising dollars would be GustBuster. The have high product recognition in the golf world though.

    I'll wager if you put a Golite and a GustBuster in a wind tunnel the Golite would shred long before the GustBuster which I think is rated up to 55mph wind gusts. The Metro line is compact and Sunblock is bigger.

    Canopy: Chrome-dome 45", Metro 43", SunBLOK 58"

    My Metro is five years old and still works great

    http://www.gustbuster.com/

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    Birdiepal Swing Handsfree Trekking Umbrella

    Youtube on the Handsfree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbnHURFgg7I

    LifeLong Dreamer up above makes an excellent suggestion too. My mind is open.
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    The Swing Free is a nice idea if you don't mind carrying 17.5 ounces. Once again, you need to consider convenience verses weight.

    An alternative umbrella is the Mont-Bell at 5 ounces, and there are many others in between.

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    I've spent way too much time thinking of ways to attach a umbrella to a backpack. Here is one of the better (and cheaper) ways I have come acrss: http://ramblinghemlock.blogspot.com/...a-rigging.html

    As for myself, I use hand loops attached to my straps when hiking to take some of the arm weight off of my shoulder (not big arms, just a messed up rotator cuff). Holding an umbrella while my hand is in the hand loop isn't too awkward and allows me some control to adjust for wind, sun angle, etc.

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    Great information in this thread... seriously considering getting an umbrella now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perrymk View Post
    I've spent way too much time thinking of ways to attach a umbrella to a backpack. Here is one of the better (and cheaper) ways I have come acrss: http://ramblinghemlock.blogspot.com/...a-rigging.html

    As for myself, I use hand loops attached to my straps when hiking to take some of the arm weight off of my shoulder (not big arms, just a messed up rotator cuff). Holding an umbrella while my hand is in the hand loop isn't too awkward and allows me some control to adjust for wind, sun angle, etc.
    Have you tried putting the umbrella under your sternum strap that way if you walk into a low tree limb the umbrella is free to turn and both hands are free been doing it for years works good for me
    The mountains are calling and I have to go

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    Heres a vote for the liteflex, http://www.campmor.com/euroschirm-sw...umbrella.shtml, and only weighs 8oz. Have used the montbell treking umbrella, however don't particularly care for the arms that have to be individually folded out.

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    I had heard GoLite is going out of business - which was just confirmed by checking out their website. They don't even offer the Chrome Dome any longer but do have the Half Dome. Anyone have any experience with that one? Seems smaller and maybe not up to the task - but of course the website reviews are pretty solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky&Jack View Post
    This was posted in the "umbrella for the PCT?" thread.

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    I thought it was nifty. I went to your link. Other than being chrome colored, does it do anything a regular umbrella does? Can it strap to a backpack like this?
    Yep I got that one for my PCT thru next year, but the one I got hooks to the side of my pack not to the hip belt. works great.

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