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mode101
11-13-2009, 03:20 PM
Which umbrella is worthy to ride on a Brain Bag? Prefer something made in USA!

notmensa
11-13-2009, 04:11 PM
I use a <a href="http://www.seatosummit.com/products/display/43">Sea to Summit</a> umbrella, also pictured <a href ="http://forums.tombihn.com/showthread.php?t=2340">here</a> and <a href="http://forums.tombihn.com/showthread.php?t=2343">here</a> in my Western Flyer. The umbrella comes with a slip cover and a mesh case, but I don't use them since they add unnecessary weight. I've had no problems at airport security at either Australian domestic or European airports.

Em.

ex machina
11-28-2009, 09:20 PM
These umbrellas are on my acquire list:gustbuster.com (http://www.gustbuster.com/).

notmensa
11-28-2009, 11:05 PM
I've just ordered the <a href="http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,83143_Birdiepal-Light-Basic-Trekking-Umbrella.html">Birdiepal Light Basic Trekking Umbrella</> from Sierra Trading Post. Looks like a bargain for $14.95!

bltkmt
12-09-2009, 07:09 AM
I use a <a href="http://www.seatosummit.com/products/display/43">Sea to Summit</a> umbrella, also pictured <a href ="http://forums.tombihn.com/showthread.php?t=2340">here</a> and <a href="http://forums.tombihn.com/showthread.php?t=2343">here</a> in my Western Flyer. The umbrella comes with a slip cover and a mesh case, but I don't use them since they add unnecessary weight. I've had no problems at airport security at either Australian domestic or European airports.

Em.

How are these quality-wise? Also, from the pictures you cannot see the handle...what type is it?

notmensa
12-09-2009, 11:48 PM
Hi bltkmt,
The specs on the <a href="http://www.seatosummit.com/products/display/43">product page</a> say it's Aircraft grade aluminum shaft with a rubberized handle. The quality seems good, and it's certainly much nicer than other cheap 'compact' umbrellas I've bought over the years. Sea to Summit seems to be a reliable brand for outdoor gear. The umbrella does turn inside out in high winds, but I've found that happens with any small / light umbrellas.

Just
12-10-2009, 12:42 AM
The umbrella does turn inside out in high winds, but I've found that happens with any small / light umbrellas.

Yet to find an umbrella that doesn't.

Haven't tried a GustBuster yet though.

gmanedit
12-10-2009, 02:49 AM
I think the point of the better umbrellas is that after they blow inside-out, you can push them back into shape.

notmensa
12-10-2009, 03:35 AM
Good point, gmanedit!
I was comparing it to a large golf umbrella or one with a more egg-shaped dome.

The Sea to Summit has been blown inside-out a few times, but has always kept it's shape. The dome structure is fiberglass, which is more flexible than Al and so returns to its shape.