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I have the chrome dome, most of it's use is in the sun. I haven't used another to compare. It's pretty much what you'd think. Imagine hiking along praying for a cloud to relieve the pain. The difference being the ambient temp doesn't fall. It sure makes a difference. In 100+ temps you can't help but know you're cheating death.sirena wrote:Anyone used a reflective silver umbrella? I am wondering how much of a difference it makes in the heat.
ahh yes this sums it up for potential heat hiking
it really starts to mess with your mind4 years ago I wrote:I do find that as good as it works, I don't prefer to hike over ten miles in 100+ degree heat. Although I haven't had any issues, the mental aspect sets in. Thoughts of "what the hell am I doing out here" start ruling my world.
I was following all this discussion on the benifits of having an umbrella and decided to also buy the GoLite Crome Dome from ProLite Gear. It arrived 4 days later. Having no metal parts on a hiking umbrella was a must need for me. Not having yet field tested it, I am visually pleased with the product so far except for the fact that it is 25" long with no collapsibility. This is not a problem for backpacking since the standard backpack height for securing the umbrella is probably more than 25", however I neglected to consider the fact that my need for this umbrella is for day hiking only and most day hiking packs (including mine) are less than 25" in length. Has anyone who owns one of these GoLite umbrellas come up with a good way to secure it to the outside of a daypack?.. secured to the side, in the lower mesh pocket of my fairly large day pack, this 25" umbrella rises 8" above the top of the day pack. Maybe a good reason for me to have a yellow HAZ flag to displayazmike wrote:I just placed an order for the Golite umbrella on ProLite Gear. Their having a sale on them for $24.95, regular $29.95.