When portability matters, this kit delivers. Designed to fit into a backpack, the included 43" umbrella has a telescoping shaft, yet offers a full 43" spread. Collapsed size is only 14.5". The umbrella is made of a high-quality white diffusion material perfect for diffusing harsh light. In addition, a black removable cover is included. When this cover is attached to the umbrella, it offers an ideal bounce light source for any style studio lighting. The included adjustable shoe mount fits a variety of off-camera flash units. All metal construction provides added strength. The included 8' light stand is durable yet lightweight. Perfect for travel.