Komperdell Umbrella Pole
Price Paid: $110
I'm a snowboarder, and although you wouldn't think you'd need an umbrella on the slopes, it's great!!! I'm not that advanced, so I stay on the blue trails and occasionally I hit a flat spot and need to push off rather than just try to scoot or get my back foot out of the binding. That's where this Komperdell telescopic hiking pole with umbrella comes in very handy. I just ride with it strapped across my back, then when needed, I extend it, push off, and enjoy the rest of my ride! It easily extends and retracts with a simple twist, and I've even used the umbrella during a white-out to protect my face.
As far as hiking with a pole, it makes the walk much easier and the UV protective coated umbrella keeps my delicate skin from burning. There's even a way to change from a tungsten/carbide tip to a rubber pad with just a click! This is amazing and worth every penny!!!!
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Not just another gadget for James Bond, this stealthy and strong walking staff is also an umbrella! When using as walking staff, umbrella canopy is collapsed and wrapped with protective sleeve. Sleeve features daisy chain loops and two adjustable shock cord bungies for lashing onto luggage or daypack. Canopy is made of extra-light Teflon®-coated polyester. Three-section Titanal pole features the extra-light EVA foam grip with compass on top. One of the strongest aluminum alloys around, the mechanical properties of Titanal are comparable to steel--with only a third of the weight. Titanal is also highly resistant to abrasion and corrosion. Securely attach around your wrist with cord and cord-lock. Includes vario-tungsten carbide tip and removable basket.