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As far as the 'sliding' issue you can wrap your hiking pole a few times with 5/8" wide strip of duct tape - that should be enough purchase to stop the strap from sliding.Grasshopper wrote: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.
Yeppers, the GoLite umbrella is excellent...the silvery fabric reflects so much heat. Too bad they went out of business...
It might help if you have a better antenna.chumley wrote:Apparently MY phone isn't making all the connections it should be. Or do I need to buy that umbrella first?
You can also get the same umbrella at Gossamer Gear, look under shelters.hikeaz wrote:Golite was merely having them private labeled for them - you can buy the same umbrella (albeit somewhat more expensive), under another name >> Euroschirm Swing Liteflex. keithfoskett.com/di ... las/
Gossamer Gear 'Chrome' Umbrella = Swing Liteflex Silver Trekking Umbrellachumley wrote:@rcorfman
I believe the Gossamer version is a competitor? It has different specs than the GoLite.