With ultralight siliconised Cordura nylon , the Trekking Umbrella is light, bright, UV resistant, waterproof, shake dry and non sagging! The trekking umbrella is designed for both driving rain and glaring sun, such as on glaciers. Packaged in a handy mesh pouch, the Trekking Umbrella is also great for warm climates when you want to leave off your raincoat.
In 1984 a small group of climbers from the world's flattest continent pulled off an audacious ascent of Mount Everest - they put a new route up the north face in lightweight style with no oxygen or sherpa support. Six years later, one of the summiteers, Tim Macartney-Snape decided to return to Everest after he realized neither he nor any other person who had climbed the mountain had truly climbed the entire 8,848 meters, as that would have meant starting from sea level. That is, no one had yet climbed it from "sea to summit".
In the spring of 1990 Tim had a swim in the tepid waters of India's Bay of Bengal then set off on foot across the Gangetic plain toward the distant Himalayan foothills. Four months later, after climbing alone from Base Camp and without the assistance of oxygen, he set foot once again on the highest point on earth. Tim's solo ascent of Mt. Everest was named the "Sea to Summit" expedition.
Back in Australia, Tim joined forces with climbing friend, sewing enthusiast and design guru Roland Tyson to build a business that could make use of their knowledge of the outdoors to create truly ingenious, well-made but affordable outdoor equipment. They named their company Sea to Summit after Tim's expedition and the business prospered.
Sea to Summit design and manufacture cool and useful gear for the outdoor lifestyle. From cooking products and bags through to sleeping bags and mats, this forward-thinking company create useful products that are nimble and light enough for any adventure. Sea to Summit understand the importance of escape and take great pride in creating authentic outdoor products with a “no worries” Australian attitude.
Sea to Summit Compact Trekking umbrellaBy: Ben Smith on 18 September 2017Package format is compact and rational, the umbrella deploys easily and quickly, and re packs surprisingly well into the carry cover. Carry cover has two strong but lite elastic loops to attach to a shoulder strap or outside of a pack if wanted. The materials and quality of the construction are premium. The lite weight design is minimalist as desired, yet is robust enough to deal with a reasonable amount of wind while providing exactly the right amount of rain cover for its span... If gusts are too strong, it bends and/ or flips inside out by design repeatedly without issue. Has a secure hand feel without being flimsy or overly vulnerable. No regrets at all in choosing this product versus the others I researched for use as a back country rain shield. For a lite weight yet durable piece of gear this gets maximum points.. Recommend.
Great travel umbrellaBy: KJ on 3 September 2017I have had one of these umbrellas for many years and it has been all over the world with me. Finally it has worn through where the metal rubs on the fabric. I replaced it with the same model only in black this time. Same light weight and decent 90cm diameter coverage which is generous for a compact umbrella and seems like sturdy construction. Not like those cheap umbrellas that break after the first use!
My review form sea to summit umbrellaBy: Margi vercoe on 4 December 2016I just love this umbrella it feels and looks so strong the mechanics of it are simple - the shade from the umbrella is it for such a compact umbrella - and can really feel the temperature drop a few degrees whilst walking under it - great value would recommend.
Sea To Summit Trekking Compact Cordura Umbrella —By: Adam on 5 May 2015I've been through a few of these over the years (hint: don't get sea water inside it by dropping it in Venice) and they're pretty darn good. No need to fear umbrellageddon. I wish it were possible to choose colours though; the one I received came in black ... or black.