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The first handsfree Backpack umbrella.
The umbrella can be easily fastened to any standard Backpack with hip belt and directed against the direction where the wind and the rain come from. Alternatively the umbrella can be also attached on the carrier-belt-system produced by EuroSCHIRM. Both hands remain completely free which is ideal for walkers who don´t want to go without trekking poles in the rain, either. It is also a perfect item to change a lens, work the GPS or when looking at the walking map. Last but not least it is also extremely useful as a protection against rain or sun for small Kids riding on their parents´ backs in a carrying seat.
The highlight of this special umbrella is its telescope fibreglass shaft which is variably extendable up to more than one metre in length and can be fixed at any height by a small twisting movement. By means of two accompanying turnable clips to be fastened at the front with Velcro strips to the two carrying belts of the Backpack the umbrella can be positioned to the right of the left according to the direction of the wind and the rain.
The elastic carrying loop at the umbrella handle serves as flexible fastening to the hip belt. The 366g umbrella can also be used as a completely ordinary trekking umbrella. A comfortable velvety handle of touch-friendly high density hard foam offers the highest possible carrying comfort.
With a diameter of 114 cm it is large enough in any case to protect both hiker and Backpack against rain well and reliably. The choice of material and workmanship of this trekking umbrella meets the special wear and tear when walking and hikers’ high require- ments to their Equipment. A particularly lightweight and highly tear-resistant polyester fabric with Teflon® treatment* is used for the canopy (double-stitched seams between the segments). The entire umbrella frame consists of elastic and extremely break-proof fibreglass material. The frame is completely metal-free and so corrosion-proof.
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