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  1. #201
    ObdewlaX's Avatar
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    I first used my GoLite umbrella on a trip out to Big Bend in '04 while hiking the Outer Mountain Loop & it was a life-saver. Once you get on the Dodson Trail, shade is virtually non-existent, so having 'instant' shade makes carrying one worthwhile. It was kinda fun too seeing the looks on other hikers faces who weren't using one when we passed each other on the trail... at first the look was like, "Huh? An umbrella?" Then a look would come over their face like, "Dang, wish I had one!" Of course, it comes in handy in the rain too & I've even cooked under it during a rainstorm. Still in use today, I always pack the GoLite as it's fairly compact, weighs only ~7oz -8oz. & fits neatly in the side pocket of my packs.


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    I have one of the Golite Chromes and pack it in a long thin silnylon SLD stuff sack that looks like it was made for the umbrella. I pack it along side the collapsed hiking pole as I am a one pole hiker (use both at camp for the tarp). Doesn't weigh very much and works great for those mid-afternoon thunder boomers that come and go during the summer.

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    Member Mr. Doublefister's Avatar
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    My umbrella time is somewhat limited so far but I'm really liking it. Seems definitely worth the weight.

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    Senior Member McBlaster's Avatar
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    I've been using umbrellas for about 20 years now and have been laughed at but I've always had the last laugh.
    The tent is a lie.

  6. #206

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    I've been an umbrella believer for some time. I currently use the My trail Co dome. I keep it in my car and it gets used for sun or rain all the time and I never hike without it. Over the last 18 months its taken quite a bit of abuse and still looks good as new.

  7. #207
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    Quote Originally Posted by McBlaster View Post
    I've been using umbrellas for about 20 years now and have been laughed at but I've always had the last laugh.
    I've never been laughed at, but always complimented, especially on hot, sunny days.

  8. #208
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    Works great in all but windy weather. Still much better than an always non breathable rain jacket. And yes, you are dry under an umbrella :-D

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