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Coghlan's Trekking Umbrella

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Coghlan's Trekking Umbrella accessory

A very nice piece of kit, well made, tough and very fit for purpose.

Pros

  • Very well made
  • Withstands storm force wind
  • Comes with a good cover

Cons

  • Unnecessary light in the handle
  • Quite long when furled

This is a great piece of kit for the serious hiker who experiences all weathers.

With a span of 42 inches and a reasonably deep bowl there is plenty of room for one person under this umbrella. Frame construction is all fiber glass, 29.5 inches long when closed; the spokes and stays are solid glass, the pole is tubular and has a soft touch decent sized grip that fits the closed fist. The canopy is vented and sheds wind without letting rain through.

The material is black and appears to be very tough, but what it actually is is not on the specs. The all up weight is 11.9 oz, so not at the low end of lightweight umbrellas, but it has proved to be tough and reliable. The one thing that bugs me is an LED light in the handle. I think it totally gratuitous unless of course you are coming home in the dark fumbling to fit the key in the lock after a good night out. 

I bought this about 1 month ago and as it is late winter here in NZ it has had a good test in rain, hail and today a storm with 120 km per hour wind, sleet and rain. It has not blown inside out, but today was hard to control in the wind in exposed hill tops. For day or extended hikes this is a must-have item for me from now on.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $37.95 NZ

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Specs

Canopy 42 in / 106.8 cm
Length 29.5 in / 75 cm
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