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Is there a combo pole/pole/brolly?
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Wayne Wagner
(wagnerw) - F

Locale: NorCal
Is there a combo pole/pole/brolly? on 06/08/2010 20:34:17 MDT Print View

I have never hiked with hiking poles and have rarely (but not never) felt like they would be worth carrying.

I usually hike with a tarp and attach it to a tree or stick I find along the way. If the stick is not great, then my shelter is not great that night. I could use a pole.

I always want to carry an unbrella, but I am usually disappointed when it does not rain and I carried it for nothing.

Is there a way (or even a product out there) to combine the three? I imagine that I could get something pretty light combining these three uses without spending an arm and a leg. Does this thing exist?


Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Is there a combo pole/pole/brolly? on 06/08/2010 20:58:52 MDT Print View

Komperdell had one , but I cannot see that listed on their site.

Wayne Wagner
(wagnerw) - F

Locale: NorCal
Komperdell on 06/08/2010 21:31:25 MDT Print View

I found a link to this product, but it is listed at 15.6 oz. At this weight, I could get two separate hiking poles and an umbrella.

David Heath
(snowguy) - F

Locale: Boulder Colorado
Multiple use treking pole on 06/17/2010 00:13:54 MDT Print View

Along this line I was thinking of adapting a golite umbrella (7.5oz) to a carbon fiber treking pole. I don't know if this is possible but it might work. I also recently added a 1/4-20 hanger bolt to the top tip of my treking pole handle which allows me to attach my camera there. this "monopod" works quite well in place of a tripod.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Summer sun on 06/30/2010 19:29:06 MDT Print View

An umbrella is an item I thought would be handy in long summer sun hikes. Not just for rain.

Wayne Wagner
(wagnerw) - F

Locale: NorCal
sunbrella on 06/30/2010 23:59:30 MDT Print View


Fair enough! I still don't think I could justify bringing an umbrella just for the sun, though...unless I was hiking through the desert. Still, it's primary use for me would be to prevent raindrops from hitting me, not sundrops.