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    Which umbrella?

    Which umbrella is worthy to ride on a Brain Bag? Prefer something made in USA!

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    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.

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      #3
      These umbrellas are on my acquire list:gustbuster.com.
      Bags: Latest: Pop Tote and Shop Bag (large) ; also have a Co-Pilot, Super Ego (w/cork seatbelt); Aeronaut; Medium Cafe Bag; Large Cafe Bag; Brain Cell; Shop Bag small, (Steel); Packing Cube Shoulder Bag. Accessories: Oh yeah, bunches.
      Sadly Lost to Hazmat: An Imago in Steel/Cork & MCB in Linen/Olive.
      " ...all [that] you have to depend on is yourself and your luggage." - The Luggage Salesman (Joe Versus the Volcano)

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        #4
        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!

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          #5
          Originally posted by notmensa View Post
          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?
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            #6
            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.

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              #7
              Originally posted by notmensa View Post
              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.

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                #8
                I think the point of the better umbrellas is that after they blow inside-out, you can push them back into shape.

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                  #9
                  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.

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