EuroSchirm's Telescope Hands Free Trekking Umbrella is the compact companion for all who need to keep both hands completely free in the rain.
Hands free trekking umbrella, compact size when closed and light in weight. The umbrella can easily be fastened to any standard backpacker with hip belt by clip (the clips are included), alternatively it can be attached on our carrier-belt-system so that no backpack is necessary anymore. Both hands remain completely free. Moreover the umbrella can be directed against the direction where the wind and the rain comes from. When opened the umbrella surprises with its large canopy. The shaft comes with 2 telescopic parts. Nearly no metal parts and almost 100% fibreglass. Manual opening and closing; with patented runner-pin-system.
EuroSchirm's Telescope Hands Free Trekking Umbrella is basically an upgraded version of the Swing Hands Free Trekking Umbrella but a much more compact version.
This hands free trekking umbrella is a bit of a masterpiece, utilising your rucksack hip belt and shoulder strap you can get all the advantages of a trekking umbrella without the hassle of carrying it! This leaves you with both hands free for using trekking poles or other stuff..
Trekking umbrellas are often under-valued, they provide protection from rain without having to compromise breathability - leaving you dry and comfortable. In hot climates they provide much needed shade and UV protection, which can be enhanced by the silver version of the umbrella. Just about the only time they are a pain to use is in windy conditions.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear