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This is good to get confirmation on! Makes me feel much better about my 25" long one-piece handle version ;)hikeaz wrote:Umbrellas with a telescoping handle are somewhat to extremely less stout than a one-piece handle. Caveat Emptor.
Ace HardwareGrasshopper wrote:Also, where does a person go locally and/or on the internet to buy different selections of Velcro straps??.. I have never seen any for sale in the local outdoor stores I visit.
I just had to confirm or deny regarding "Velcro-ing it to the trekking pole", so yesterday I went to Ace Hardware and spent $8.00 on 4 @ 3/4" straps..and it isn't going to work: As Joe notes..just can't get it secured tight enough to hold without it slipping down the pole, and attached it makes the pole a lot heavier than I originally thought. As recommended, it will work stuffed inside one side of my day pack.. rising 7" out vs 8" out if attached to the outside of my pack. As long as one is hiking on a well maintained trail it will work fine with a 7" height out, but I am a little concerned about on trail/off trail hiking with tree limbs down to hike under, but I'm sure it will be another good, used gear addition to my already stuffed 25lb+ daypack ;)joe bartels wrote:Believe I'd scratch any thoughts of my velcro-ing to a trekking pole, too much ridged movement.
I've never had an issue stuffing it in my pack. It's super quick to access when it starts to rain.