Living on the Road

Euroschirm Trek

Budget trekking umbrella

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.


-- Geoff Wilke 04/13/10

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