Zpacks Lotus UL Umbrella
Take cover from brutal sun and crazy downpours with our Lotus Ultralight Umbrella. We worked hard to develop the world's lightest backpacking umbrella. Weighing in at just 6.8 ounces it is perfect for beating the heat or helping you stay dry in a storm while still being durable enough to stand up to the abuse of a thru-hike. This umbrella will have your back rain or shine!
- Polyester fabric with Teflon water repellent treatment.
- Silver on the outside to block the sun.
- Sturdy but lightweight high density fiberglass components.
- Comfortable foam grip handle with adjustable wrist strap.
Canopy Diamater: 38" (96.5 cm)
Height: 25" (63.5 cm)
6.8 ounces (192 grams)
- rain storm
We did a 13 mile hike with a 95 degree heat index and these sunbrellas made a huge difference. Bring your own shade!
I have not had an opportunity to use this in the field but so far the only thing I would suggest is to make it shorter in length so it doesn’t stick above the pack when using the side pocket. Love the weight and diameter though.
Make hot sunny hike comfortable. PCT keeper for me!
Awesome piece of gear. Hikers this is a must to help on the miserable rainy days. We don’t call it a luxury item, it deserves to be a necessity item. So light and easy to store. This is Zpacks best accessory item.
I just used this sunbrella on a 4 day backpacking trek of Outer Mountain Loop at Big Bend National Park (February in the 80’s with no shade and a pack full of water). The Park Ranger said it’s 15 degrees cooler under the sunbrella than out in direct sun. I am a believer. But at least two umbrella holsters - one for each shoulder, and practice with placement and spacing beforehand to get the right angle. Buy extra holsters for spare parts as a medium wind did yank the sunbrella out of its holster a few times. I needed additional Velcro straps to modify my off brand pack to accommodate the holsters. Love it!!!!! It’s marshmallow light so I will be taking this on most every trek!!!!!