Mar 29, 2012 at 1:12 pm #1288035
Rob JonesBPL Member
@robjLocale: Washington, D.C.
No code needed… just hit the websiteMar 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm #1861084
Terry GBPL Member
@delvxeLocale: Pacific Northwest
smoking deal, reallyMar 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm #1861088
@sschloss1Locale: New England
That is cheap–already ordered my umbrella. Thanks for the heads up.Mar 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm #1861108
I have been waiting for a good price on a trekking umbrella.
Thanks!!Mar 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm #1861119
Ordered a pair!!Mar 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm #1861144
Allin PequitBPL Member
Which umbrella did you get?Mar 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm #1861148
ordered their lightest Half Dome Travel Umbrella w/Case 6 oz. 6.5" closed, I lost my travel umbrella after my 10th Carib beer in a bar in Trinidad last month,
and for summer a chrome non-backpacking 8oz 25" for thundery/sunny situations.
$33 total delivered.Mar 29, 2012 at 3:26 pm #1861158
donald bucknerBPL Member
@toomanyarrowsLocale: Southeast U.S.
Just got the email about the deal and ordered two chrome domes for my wife and me. Been wanting this for a long time, but never pulled the trigger. Glad I waited. Sweet deal! A lot easier than trying to modify a regular umbrella.Mar 29, 2012 at 4:04 pm #1861179
The silver shiny idea makes an umbrella dual-purpose for sun and wet, possibly to help find you in an accident too, but they only offer the solid stick version shiny which is 25" long, pity the light compact one doesn't have chrome color option.
Umbrella is the most breathable non-windy waterproof :)Mar 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm #1861182
Noel TavanBPL Member
ordered a chrome umbrella. Watch out, by default it is 2nd day air shipping instead of ground shipping (free). They are fixing it.Mar 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm #1861290
just for comparison, I put the pocket umbrella, I've had for 10 years, same size as the one I ordered from Golite on the scales, 400g, vs Golite's 180g.
Intrigued to see how strong it will be!Mar 30, 2012 at 8:49 am #1861496
Patrick BakerBPL Member
In on this deal, excellent !Mar 30, 2012 at 10:42 am #1861545
@troutLocale: Long Beach
in for a chrome dome. Thank you for posting this!Mar 30, 2012 at 11:01 am #1861559
d kBPL Member
Chrome dome for me, too…Mar 30, 2012 at 11:15 am #1861568
@johnlarwoodLocale: Mountians of East Tennessee
I've had a chrome dome for several years, great for rain or shine. Just got one for my girl friend, hope she will use it!
Golite is offering free ground shipping on all items through April 11th, 2012.Mar 30, 2012 at 5:03 pm #1861681
Karen KennedyBPL Member
@karenkLocale: NE NSW - Australian subtropics
Tried to hit the GoLite site for some cheap gear, and even though I have a MyUS address in FL, the site didn't like my Australian credit card.
If anyone could help me out by placing the order, I can PayPal you the $$. The stuff can go direct to Florida, no handling or forwarding required.
Email to kk at dcsi dot net dot au, or PM if you can help.
Thanks!Mar 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm #1861693
Ben 2 WorldBPL Member
@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
Of course! I just sent you an email — the addy is the same that I use for Paypal purpose.Mar 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm #1861710
@skauLocale: Southern California
I have always wanted one but didn't want to pay another 10 dollars for shipping!Mar 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm #1861729
just like samuel said. i've always wanted one but refused to pay $8 shipping for it :D
thank you…Mar 31, 2012 at 9:47 pm #1862077
like everyone else, thnx. nice find.Apr 3, 2012 at 3:51 pm #1863231
mine delivered in San Francisco just now from Colorado.Apr 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm #1863338
Received a box from GoLite this afternoon, but it only had one of the two umbrellas I ordered. Bummer, mail sent to GoLite customer service…Apr 7, 2012 at 4:21 pm #1864818
@risingsunLocale: Northern Arizona
I ordered two chrome domes and two half domes, receiving the order on Thursday. Got around to checking them out carefully today. Opened up one of the two half dome compact travel ones and the release tab you push to collapse the umbrella is already broken off. Seems Golite is making these a bit too chintzy in the name of weight savings. I am more impressed with the chrome dome, but I cannot recommend the half dome. Size and weight are nice, but at the cost of longevity? No thanks. Can't decide if I'm going to pay to return my $14 umbrella or not. Still functions, at least. At regular price, this would be a ripoff, IMHO. Not a good start with this new customer, Golite…Apr 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm #1864834
I agree, the Half Dome is sub-par at best. The only UL Umbrella to be considered, at that weight range, is the Montbell UL trekking umbrella.
The only beef I have with the Montbell UL is the lack of ability to use on the fly.
When all tucked into its smallest form, you have to connect straighten every pole before you can use the umbrella…this takes about 1-2 minutes to do from my experience. I'm soaking wet after 1-2 minutes in the Kentucky rain.
My solution is to keep the extensions folded out so it is ready to use with a simple push. This makes it more prone to breakage (if you're not careful) but also increases the chance I will put it in my pack, because I would never use it if I had to unfold it every time.
The Chrome Dome is my go to umbrella though for these reasons:
-Ease of use on the fly
-Wider area of coverage
For 2.4 more oz you are gaining all of those, but it is not near as compact.Apr 10, 2012 at 7:14 am #1865673
Received the other half of my order, but instead of a Dome they sent me a Chrome Dome. Hmmm… not gonna complain since they sent me a bunch of stickers as well. Gave my wife the Dome and I'll keep the Chrome Dome. I should have ordered it that way from the get go. The warehouse guy read my subconcious.
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