The EuroSchirm Light Trek was designed to be a hiking umbrella and after our review period, we would agree that this product is at home on the trails. It is very lightweight and, along with the Kolumbo Travel Umbrella, packs up in the smallest size, just 11 inches long. All this, yet it still has one of the largest canopies. Put this in your pack, and you'll barely notice it's there. However, this umbrella didn't impress us in every category. It inverted readily when competing with medium to strong wind. Furthermore, its manual open/close function wasn't as easy to use as its automatic counterparts. Read on to see how this model scored in each category.
If you are looking for a compact umbrella with better rain protection and ease of use, check out our Editors' Choice, the REI Travel Umbrella.