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!
Add our Umbrella Holster for hands free use.
- 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)
As a first time trail umbrella user I was very pleased with how dry I stayed during a couple of heavy thunderstorms on a recent AT section hike. Unfortunately one of the ribs broke but the umbrella still worked fine. Even though it broke I’m giving 5 Stars since it kept me dry anyway and for the fantastic customer service from Zpacks...just got a brand new replacement umbrella in the mail!
I was a bit taken back on its weight. The new guidelines and locks work great! I was impressed beyond my expectations. Took it out for a test run and worked great through a storm and pouring rain. Not once was my hammock wet nor did my line locks slip. What are you waiting for go buy one!
My only regret on my 2019 thru hike was not having this little umbrella with me. The Lotus UL provides the protection you need on and off the trail against the elements. I look forward to really testing it out on my next long adventure.
It was great at blocking the sun and flexible in the wind. I used it for hours in a rain storm yesterday and it was so light I barely noticed I was holding it that long. I plan to bring this umbrella everywhere.