The Umbrella Holster allows you to keep your hands free while protecting yourself from the rain and sun with an ultralight umbrella. It easily attaches to the daisy chain on most backpack's straps. In calm weather you can keep both hands on your trekking poles, while in strong wind or driving rain you can rest one hand on the umbrella to control the angle.
The Umbrella Holster consists of a clip and an adjustable shock cord loop that attaches to your shoulder strap.
Attach the buckle above the sternum strap on your strap's daisy chain and then attach the shock cord loop at the bottom of the daisy chain.
Insert your umbrella into the clip and then cinch the shock cord tight around the umbrella’s handle.
Perfect for use with our Lotus UL Umbrella.
- shoulder strap
Had a little trouble with fitting it to my shoulder strap but that was just me being stubborn. Once in place I have used it twice on rainy hikes and it certainly does the job of holding the umbrella shaft securely in place. I suggest putting the handle of the umbrella inside the pouch Zpacks also sells for a phone. It is very secure when hiking and is oh so pleasant as rain is pouring down all around but you remain quite dry. Be sure to add an umbrella clip and kilt to your gear list for dry hiking.
I hiked the Arizona Trail and the PCT Oregon with an umbrella but did NOT have this handy gizmo. I was constantly fiddling with trying to keep my umbrella secure. I just bought this small, cheap and lightweight holster to give it a try. I have used it now on several day hikes in the desert and it really does help! I still keep the umbrella handle in my Zpacks breast pocket pouch but now have it secured with the umbrella holster and provided cinch cord. It is more secure without pulling out of the cinch cord or pocket. Small pleasure.
I’ve been using a self-made rigging for my umbrella for some time, so I am quite familiar with what works and what does not. The Zpacks Umbrella Holster is bang-on for a solution! Some riggings allow for the upper fastener to be adjustable and that will cause problems. The Zpacks solution uses a fixed point for the upper fastener and that makes all the difference. Pro Tip: Order two — one for either side to allow for wind direction.
Wonderful! Love my new purchase!
I thought I could do without this clip system and just secure the umbrella to my pack with ties. Easier said than done. This simple shaft clip secutely attaches to the webbing on my shoulder strap and the adjustable tie strap works well to hold the umbrella in place. With hands free, I can video my hikes or use my phone under the protection of the umbrella. I'm also free to use my hiking poles. It's easy to quickly deploy and secure the umbrella and just as quick to remove it. This is a must have device for hiking in the rain with an umbrella. -KrizAkoni (AlphaGal Hikes)