Rated 3 out of 5 by Maddogbill Great idea but...
I used the umbrella in the Adirondacks this season. Has to have the right sized tree to work properly, not always available where your watch is. The second time I used it was to keep snow off me. Had to use an extra piece of wool to protect my knees but it worked very well until a high gust of wind came thru and wrapped it up like a pretzel breaking many parts...just like it would with a regular umbrella.
When I unscrewed it from a silver birch tree the point snapped off, no doubt it was over hardened and crystalized.
HOWEVER, despite the pitfalls and flimsiness, I ordered 2 more because in the rain it will work very well, but again, you need a piece of waterproof fabric to cover your knees and the right size tree to attach it to. If they made it any larger it would be way more vulnerable to wind so it is what it is.
If it is going to be very windy, take it down, it will not take any abuse. It will allow you to stay dry on a rainy day (except for your knees).
November 30, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by cpmjcms nice product
Good product, setup easy did well in the rain but it doesn't like 15 mile per hour winds
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by coach the product is awesome
This product is easy to set up and works awesome. I Highly recommend it for tree stand hunting.
November 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by PNWtransplant Stops water, Conveniently portable...but too small
I have 2 of the umbrellas for over my tree stands which I used this hunting season (2013). They were tested in a real world cold rainy area here in southwest Washington. While there portability was very convenient they were just too small. I had rain dripping on my knees They were also very flimsy and one of there support braces bent and eventually broke. I will continue to look for the perfect tree umbrella.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by duck daddy hunting umbrella
for the price this is by far a great deal, I have been hunting for over 30 years and I've seen a lot of products this is quality and for the money you cannot beat it lightweight and easy to install and use
November 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hdjoeotr Cover
Nice for price the under side should also be camo. Works great
November 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KMS It's great!
I really don't like wearing a rain coat or thick jacket because it gets in the way of my bow string so I got this umbrella. It's great! Now I can be in my thin mossy oak mesh long sleeve and still be dry. One thing I don't like is how it's now camo when looking from the ground up into the ceiling of the umbrella. I think it makes me more visible to the deer that come right under me.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by harker Works.
Love it! light and portable, operates like a standard umbrella, for $20+/- beats sitting in rain!
Ties to tree well.
October 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jburks Rain rain go away
Kept the rain away. Only thing I didn't like was the tree I was using was to big to reach around to use the strap. Took a accessory hook into the tree and zip tied it to the umbrella. Kept me dry!
October 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SC Gobbler Serves its Purpose
The product is good from what I have seen so far.
I wish the metal was a bit heavier but other than that, it should perform well.
October 22, 2013