EuroSchirm Swing Hands Free Trekking Umbrella

Diameter: 114cm / Extended Length: 110cm / Packed Length: 76cm
Weighs 435g
Code: AW14396V
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EuroSchirm's Swing Hands Free Trekking Umbrella utilises your rucksack hipbelt and shoulder straps to secure the umbrella in place leaving your hands free for other stuff.

EuroSchirm says:

The trekking umbrella Swing hands free keeps both your hands free, free for trekking poles, free to look at a map or for taking photographs. The special highlight: The break-proof glass fibre shaft of this sophisticated umbrella is variably extendable up to 110 cm length and can be fixed at any height by a small twisting movement to match the owner’s body height. By means of two accompanying fastening clips the shaft of the umbrella can be fixed left, right or diagonally to the shoulder straps of the backpack with hip belt and positioned to the direction of the rain or the sun.The elastic carrying loop at the umbrella handle serves as flexible fastening to the hip belt.A further advantage: this trekking umbrella can also be used like a normal trekking umbrella.

Silver UV-light protective treatment option available:

The silver UV-light protective coating is especially recommended for the protection against sun and heat. It is almost completely resistant against harmful UV-radiation and offers a TÜV certified light protection factor of UPF 50+ (Australia/New Zealand Standard). In addition, the silver-metallic-coating reflects the heat very efficiently so that it is considerably cooler under the umbrellas with silver UPF 50+-coating than under umbrellas with a normal canopy.

EuroSchirm's Swing Hands Free Trekking Umbrella is a bit of a masterpiece, utilising your rucksack hip belt and shoulder strap you can get all the advantages of a trekking umbrella without the hassle of carrying it! This leaves you with both hands free for using trekking poles or other stuff..

Trekking umbrellas are often under-valued, they provide protection from rain without having to compromise breathability - leaving you dry and comfortable. In hot climates they provide much needed shade and UV protection, which can be enhanced by the silver version of the umbrella. Just about the only time they are a pain to use is in windy conditions.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

  • Extremely sturdy and high-quality frame made of 100% glass fibres;very elastic and thus almost unbreakable ribs; all frame parts are windproof and durable 
  • Single telescopic shaft of 100% glass fibres which can be extended up to a length of approx 110 cm and can be fixed at any height position with a small twisting movement. 
  • With the included fastening clips, the umbrella is simply attached left, right or diagonally to the shoulder straps of the backpack and aligned against to the direction from which the rain or the sun comes; the adjustable hand strap at the handle serves as a flexible fixation at the hip belt. 
  • Manual opener with safety runner makes it impossible to pinch the fingers
  • EVA hardfoam handle with grooves ensures a dry grip in wet conditions
  • Extra lightweight and tear resistant canopy made of polyester fabric; double seams between the panels prevent the fabric from tearing up; Teflon® treatment provides a good water repellency and makes the umbrella fast-drying
  • Extra large diameter for comfortable rain protection 
  • Reduced risk of injury due to rounded safety tips 
  • The small strap on the cap allows the umbrella to be hung up in open condition
  • Weighs: 390g
  • Attachment kit weighs 45g
  • Diameter: approx. 114 cm 
  • Length opened: approx. 110 cm
  • Length closed: approx. 76 cm
  • Achieved wind force (according to Beaufort scale): 12

Materials & Construction

  • Opening mechanism: Manual
  • Closing mechanism: Manual
  • No. of ribs: 8
  • Frame: Glass Fibres
  • Shaft: Glass Fibres
  • Canopy: Polyester
  • Handle: EVA Hardfoam
  • Tips: Plastic
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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
July 1, 2020 | D Ramsay
Desert hiking saviour

I took the silver model on the PCT for the desert section. I attached it to my rucksack, an Osprey Exos 58, with the bottom of the pole in a side pocket and the shaft held with the compression straps and a Velcro strip to the top of the frame which held it firmly in place. The sun protection allowed me to hike in mid day sun comfortably. To improve the thermal control I used a beanie and wet it. The evaporative cooling was fantastic in a light breeze. This actually reduced my water consumption and made hiking very comfortable. If you can save half a litre of carried water then the net weight is zero... on long dry section I had 2 litres spare so could have gone lighter.

Ultralight Outdoor Gear Limited
July 28, 2018 | Jules Eaton
Don't leave home without it!

Just used this on a 1,100km Camino trail and it is a perfect companion to use with trekking poles. The winning element of this design is the extra long pole when extended; don't be put off by the somewhat staged pictures in the advert - this fits perfectly onto the hip belt of a proper rucksack, not just the waist belt of a day pack. Plenty tall enough for me at 183 cm so I got the weather protection and could still see out from under the brolly. Can also be fitted to the rucksack itself so pole is upright behind your shoulder (my preferred set up when rain is likely all day long). 1000% better than rainproof top in warm weather - stay cooler and dry. The brolly is large enough to cover you and your pack, and avoids the run off of water from pack cover down the back of your neck. Also very good for temporary shelter for snack stops and provides welcome shade in the sun as well as protection from the rain. Remember to stow it inside your rucksack at alberges and hostels at night; because when the weather is poor this is a highly desirable item! Also makes a good door to various tarps and bivvies. Infinitely better weight to usefulness ratio than a smaller, lightweight folding brolly, which I previously used.

Ultralight Outdoor Gear Limited