Zpacks Lotus UL Umbrella

38 reviews
$44.95 Weight 6.8 oz / 192.0 g


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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.

– Julie C., ★★★★★

Take cover from brutal sun and intense 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 and our Umbrella Stuff Sack for storage.


  • 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.

  • UPF40

  • All Zpacks gear has a two year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please see our return / warranty policy.

Canopy Diamater: 38" (96.5 cm)

Height: 25" (63.5 cm)

6.8 ounces (192 grams)

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RC
05/23/2020
ROLAND C.
United States United States

These things are life savers!

We did a 13 mile hike with a 95 degree heat index and these sunbrellas made a huge difference. Bring your own shade!

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FE
04/07/2022
FRANCISCO E.
United States

High expectations starting good

I bought a regular compact and was surprised at the weight. This one is maybe 1/2 the ounces. Hopefully it will not be needed but if it is, I’m prepared!

EJ
03/28/2022
Eric J.
United States United States

Umbrellas are clutch

Used it immediately after purchasing on a 3 day backpacking trip, where it drizzled off and on for 2 of the days. Having the umbrella to quickly deploy/stash for sporadic showers is amazing compared to having to put on rain gear. 5 stars for the umbrella, 1 star for the hands free kit, the little plastic clip that holds the umbrella pole fell off of my Nero shoulder strap loops somewhere along the trail before I even got to use it :(

RB
02/02/2022
Roxanne B.
United States United States

Really excited to use this in hot climates

I'm planning a trip to Colombian higher elevations. This will be a backpacking trip, and very exposed, but with the possibility of rain as well. I plan to take this umbrella on the trip to protect me and my pack from sun and rain. I will report back but I highly suspect this umbrella will be a life saver!

AR
12/23/2021
Aradia R.
United States United States

Customer for Life

The umbrella is so lightweight and well constructed. I’m looking forward to using it on my hikes on the MidState Trail and the Colorado Trail as soon as the snows melt. I give ZPacks Customer Service five stars. I would give them much more if I could. They stand behind their service and their products. You have a customer for Life.