I did research on a travel umbrella for a lengthy South American trip, found this and love it. It’s made of tough, lightweight materials, fits in its own sleeve, can be put away wet, and has a tiny compass in the handle. I got mine with a silver reflective top, so that it’s also useful in sunny conditions.
At 10 ½ inches long closed and 8 ½ ounces, the Trek’s bigger and heftier than the previously reviewed Knirps umbrella, but also less expensive. It also costs less than the previously reviewed Go-Lite umbrella. Forget about parkas and pants, umbrellas are the way.