There are lighter weight umbrellas at stores like Ross's dress for less, for example. Some of this telescope shut and are quite compact. They are somewhat flimsy and a stiff wind would ruin them. I had a Golite umbrella for awhile, but I thought it was too big when collpased and too heavy. I eventually lost it on a trip and do not plan to replace it. I used an umbrella for shade, as I do not hike in the rain.
I am going to try a desert type hat on my next trip.