The Silver Shadow Mini is a great umbrella for travel and trekking providing protection from the sun and rain when you're out and about. A low weight and short pack size make this an ideal piece of kit for all kinds of trips.
Six Moon Designs says:
Redesigned for 2019 we have expanded the Silver Shadow into a line of umbrellas that offers a variety of options and prices.
Walking across deserts in the blazing sun or through summer rain showers shouldn't be a misery. The Silver Shadow Series provides a large reflective surface on top to deflect sunlight and a black underside to absorb wandering rays, allowing you to walk cooler and better protected. Its coating sheds water easily, eliminating the need to wear sweaty rain gear.
Six Moon Design's Silver Shadow Mini Umbrella provides a good amount of coverage from the sun and rain. Although a lot of the design features such as the reflective silver top and black underside are more aimed at sun protection (along with the UPF 50+ rating) this umbrella stands up well to rain too. It's size means that it is susceptible to gusts of wind, on calmer days it is a great piece of kit.
The simple fold-away design allows you to pack this easily in small day packs, in rucksack pouches and even pockets when the weather dictates. The handy pouch included makes it easy to pack away and it comes in at around 40% the length of the other Silver Shadow umbrellas.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear