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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://www.tombihn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2340">here</a> and <a href="http://www.tombihn.com/forums/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.

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    These umbrellas are on my acquire list:gustbuster.com.
    Bags: Super Ego (Black/indigo w/cork seatbelt); Aeronaut (Crimson/Steel); 2 Medium Cafe Bags (Navy/Cayenne, Linen/Olive), w/an Ultrasuede Shoulder Strap Wrap; Large Cafe Bag (Cocoa/Wasabi) w/Absolute Strap; Imago (sadly lost to hazmat); a Brain Cell w/ another Strap Wrap; and a Shop Bag (Steel). Accessories: Bunches and bunches.
    Wanted: Zephyr or Empire Builder.
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    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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    Quote 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://www.tombihn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2340">here</a> and <a href="http://www.tombihn.com/forums/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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    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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    Quote 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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    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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    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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