Umbrellas have been around for quite some time and remain to be one of the most popular means of shielding yourself from the rain. They come in various sizes and colors, but the design of them tend to be the same no matter what umbrella you go for. When choosing an umbrella, one of the most important things you must consider is the size of the umbrella that you need. Usually, the smaller the umbrella, the more compact they tend to be. However, the larger umbrellas tend to have the advantage that they can provide better protection from the rain. Regardless of which size of the umbrella you choose, there are also other factors you will need to consider such as the quality of the umbrella. It should be able to withstand strong wind force, without succumbing to it. Here are some of the best umbrellas you can get in 2017.
1. Repel Easy Touch Travel Umbrella
The Repel Easy Touch Umbrella is one of the most popular and one of the best umbrellas that you can find. The main reason why the umbrella is so popular is because of its premium quality and reasonable price. Though the price is not the cheapest you will find, it is certainly worth it considering the quality of the umbrella. The umbrella is made of Dupont Teflon material and is 11.5 inches in size. Although you cannot choose the size of the umbrella, you get to pick the color that you want with 9 different colors to choose from. The umbrella uses a 9-rib construction compared to the 6 or 8 rib frames you’d find in most umbrellas. Furthermore, it is fortified with 9 reinforced fiberglass ribs which can easily withstand even high wind force. The water repellency of the umbrella is another reason why it is as good as it can repel water easily from the surface of the umbrella. But the main reason why we picked this umbrella over the others is because it is one of the only umbrellas you will find which comes with a lifetime replacement warranty. In fact, you don’t even have to return the umbrella as you can simply request for a new one sent to you.
2. Sadun Windproof Travel Umbrella
This umbrella by Sadun is a lot cheaper than the Repel Easy umbrella we featured on the top of our list. Though it may not possess the same quality as the latter, it is still one of the best umbrellas you can find for its price. The umbrella has an 8 rib construction which offers a reasonable amount of wind resistance. The ribs are made of a fiberglass material which is strong enough to reduce the chances of the umbrella turning inside out due to heavy winds. The material used in the construction of the umbrella is a 210T pongee fabric material which offers a good amount of water resistance. Opening and closing the umbrella is simple as well as it uses an automatic open and close mechanism which uses a single press of a button to operate. Another great feature about this umbrella is there is a small reflective coating which is stitched around the umbrella. This can notify nearby oncoming vehicles and pedestrians of your presence even under low light conditions.
3. Happy Rain Easy Touch Ultra-Slim Sport Umbrellas
This is a premium quality umbrella which uses high-quality materials in its build which makes it a lot more durable than most other umbrellas out there. The umbrella costs almost $60 to purchase but is quite worth the price considering the build quality of it. It has an 8-rib frame which offers good resistance against the wind. The open and closing mechanism of the umbrella is quite simple as it uses an automatic open and close mechanism. The shaft of the umbrella is made of metal and the ribs are made of a fiberglass material, just as you would expect in any premium quality umbrella. The umbrella has been tested extensively and found to be able to withstand wind force of up to 55 mph, something which most other umbrellas will not be able to do. The frame of the umbrella has some stainless-steel elements to it which will not corrode, regardless of how much it is exposed to water. Another reason why this umbrella is so great is because it also comes with a lifetime replacement warranty, which is always going to be useful in the long run.
4. CrownCoast Windproof Compact Travel Umbrella
If the appearance of your umbrella is significant to you, then you will want to choose an umbrella that lets you choose the color and the design of it. The CrownCoast 60 MPH Windproof Compact Travel Umbrella offers some of the widest choices in color and design for your umbrella. There are 15 different color choices that you have, the most we’ve seen from all the other umbrellas that we reviewed. Apart from this, it is quite cheap, costing only a little over $20. The umbrella comes with a lifetime replacement warranty along with a 100-day money back return guarantee. So, if your umbrella gets damaged within 100 days since your purchase date, you are free to return it for a full refund of your money. Apart from just being superior in terms of looks, the umbrella is built to withstand heavy storms as well. It can withstand wind speeds of up to 60 mph, which is higher than most others. When closed, the umbrella is very compact and will fit in easily in your bag with the rest of your stuff.
5. Totes Signature Clear Bubble Umbrella
The totes Signature Clear Bubble Umbrella is significantly different to most other umbrellas mainly due to its transparent design. If you would like some designs on your umbrella as well, then you can choose from the wide selection available. There is a total of 12 different colors that you can choose from, with the option of choosing a clear umbrella as well. The price is reasonable, as it costs only a little over $20. The material used in the construction of the umbrella is PVC, which gives it a fair bit of durability as well. The main advantage of this umbrella is that it does not hinder your visibility as you can see through the umbrella even when it is open. The handle is comfortable to hold and has a silver finish to it, which blends well with the transparent color of the umbrella. The umbrella is on the larger side though, as the canopy size extends up to 52 inches. The reason we did pick this umbrella as one of the best umbrellas is because it comes with a lifetime warranty, which you can use to simply return the umbrella for a replacement if it gets damaged or broken.
6. Tiagogear Compact Windproof Umbrella
If you need an umbrella which is compact and will fit easily in your bag, then the Tiagogear Compact umbrella is one of the best umbrellas that you can get. The umbrella has a very fast opening and closing mechanism which makes it easy to use. The umbrella can be held with one hand as it is quite light in weight. It comes in black by default and though there are no color options to choose from, it is still suitable for use by both men and women. When the umbrella is closed it only measures a total of 11 inches, making it extremely small to carry on your hand or in your bag. Though it is small, it does offer great durability, being able to withstand wind speeds of up to 60 mph. Apart from this, it uses a state of the art mechanism, which prevents the umbrella from breaking, even if it is flipped inside out. The canopy of the umbrella is also made of a high-quality material which is water repellent and keeps it dry all the time.
7. Totes Auto Open Wooden Stick Umbrella
This is one of the more fashionable umbrellas out there, which is not only cheap, but gives you a variety of colors to choose from. The umbrella costs only $20, making it cheap, considering its premium quality. There are five different colors that you can choose from, but none of them having a transparent appearance. The canopy of the umbrella is made entirely of nylon, which is not only durable, but also gives it great water resistant. Furthermore, there is the totes Coat application which can repel water, thereby keeping the umbrella dry. The hand of the umbrella is what sets it apart from most other umbrellas, as it uses a wooden handle which allows for a very secure grip. Opening and closing the umbrella is quite simple and can be done with the press of a button. The umbrella comes with a lifetime replacement warranty, so if it breaks you can simply return it for a replacement.
8. Rainlax Reverse Folding Umbrellas
The Rainlax Reverse Folding Umbrellas are quite different in design compared to most other umbrellas. The key difference is that is reverse folding, compared to the normal folding mechanism in umbrellas. The price is reasonable as it costs almost $25. You also get a wide variety of colors to choose from for the umbrella as there are 14 different color options available. Another reason why this umbrella is so great is because it is made of a water repellant pongee fabric and has a double layer canopy, making it a lot more durable than most other umbrellas out there. This double layer design allows you to keep the umbrella on any surface without making it wet. For instance, you can keep the umbrella on your car or chair, without making it wet. Another design feature which makes this umbrella unique is that you can hold it using your wrist, rather than holding it with the palm of your hand. This lets you use your hands for other tasks such as using your mobile phone.
9. EEZ-Y Compact Travel Umbrella
Not many umbrellas that we came across offer double canopy protection, which is a useful feature to have in any umbrella. The reason the design tends to be far more superior than the single canopy protection is because the wind is channeled through the vents of the canopy and thereby prevents it from flipping up due to the pressure. Apart from its superior design, another good feature about this product is that you can choose between four different colors of the umbrella, none of which have any designs or patterns on them. The only real drawback that you may find with the umbrella is that it is a little on the expensive side, costing more than $50. But you will have your money well spent with this one as it has incredible durability compared to most other umbrellas. The material uses the frame of the umbrella is a sturdy fiberglass material. The other components of the umbrella are made from stainless steel so you don’t have to worry about it rusting.
10. Kolumbo Windproof Travel Umbrella
There aren’t many umbrellas that you would find which is as durable as the Kolumbo Travel Umbrella as it is certainly one of the most durable umbrellas out there. It has a sturdy build quality and some great features on it. The price of the umbrella may be the only downside to it as it costs almost $50. However, it is still quite worth the price considering what you get with it. For starters, you have a lot of colors that you can choose from. You can either pick the standard black color, or go for any of the other 7 colors that are available. All umbrellas cost the same so you don’t have to worry about spending extra to get the color that you prefer. The umbrella has undergone some rigorous testing before the design of it was finalized. It has been tested to be able to withstand heavy winds with ease. It can even withstand wind force of up to 55 mph, which is quite high. The key lies in the unique frame design of the umbrella which can withstand the high wind force.
11. AmazonBasics Automatic Travel Umbrella
AmazonBasics is one of the best if you want to get high quality equipment at a cheap price. The same holds true for the AmazonBasics Automatic Travel Umbrella as it is one of the cheapest umbrellas out there. The umbrella costs only a little over $10, but you get a wide variety of features with it. You don’t get to choose the color of the umbrella though as it comes in the generic black color that most umbrellas come in. The umbrella can close to a much compact size, which makes it suitable for taking with you on your travels. Apart from this, opening and closing the umbrella is quite easy as it uses an automatic open and close mechanism to operate. There is a soft grip handle on the umbrella which allows you to hold it easily. It also has a wrist strap in case you want to carry the umbrella without having your hands tied up. The ribs of the umbrella are made of stainless steel and the canopy is made of a polyester material. Therefore, it may not be the best in terms of durability, but considering the price of the umbrella, this is a compromise.
12. StormProof “Unbreakable” Travel Umbrella
The StormProof “Unbreakable” Travel Umbrella is quite different in design compared to most other umbrellas we have featured. When it is closed, it is very compact in size and does not have any of the ribs protruding from it. The quality of the umbrella is quite durable as well, as it can withstand heavy winds without succumbing to the force. The price of the umbrella is reasonable, as it costs almost $20. It is one of the best sellers on Amazon and for very good reason. The umbrella has been designed for one-handed operation, so opening and closing the umbrella can be done with just the press of a button. The size of the umbrella is another convenient factor as it measures just 11 inches when it is telescoped. The weight is another likeable feature of it, as it weighs only 13 oz. This makes it one of the best umbrellas to take with you when travelling as it does not add any weight or take much space in your bag. The material used for the canopy of the umbrella is a 190T Pongee fabric. The ribs are made of a fiberglass material as well, just like most other premium quality umbrellas.
13. OCEANA&SP Travel Windproof Resistant Umbrella
If you are looking for a premium quality umbrella which you can take with you on your travels, then this is one of the best options available. The price of the umbrella lies on the high side, as it costs almost $50, but it does have the durability and features to justify this price. For one, the umbrella is constructed from a waterproof fabric material that will not leak or tear easily. The frame of the umbrella is constructed out of aluminum, which is known for its durability as well as its light weight. There are also fiberglass elements to it, which gives it the flexibility that it needs. The umbrella is completely rust proof, no matter how long you use it for. The umbrella has been tested extensively and even after several opening and closing, the performance of the umbrella wasn’t hindered in any way. There are no colors that you get to choose from, but it does come in black, which is the generic color that most umbrellas come in. It also comes with a lifetime replacement guarantee which gives it even more value.
14. Bodyguard Innovation Travel/Golf Umbrella
This umbrella is truly an innovation when it comes to umbrella design. The umbrella has a total of 10 fiberglass ribs, which is the most we’ve found in any umbrella that we reviewed. Furthermore, the canopy of the umbrella is constructed from a 210T thread count fabric material which offers a good amount of water resistance. Apart from being waterproof, the umbrella is quite durable as well as it is made of a fiberglass and has stainless steel elements to it. There is an auto open and close mechanism on the umbrella which you can operate with just the press of a button. The handle of the umbrella has also been designed with extra care as it is very comfortable to hold and will not slip easily. Furthermore, the umbrella comes with an attractive gift box which makes it a very good option if you are looking for gift options. Just like many of the other premium quality umbrellas, this umbrella also comes with a lifetime replacement guarantee.
15. Kolumbo Non-Breakable Travel Umbrella
This is the second product that we found from Kolumbo and though it is a lot cheaper than the first one we reviewed, it does have its advantages as well. The umbrella costs around $35, a lot less if it goes on sale, and comes with a very attractive gift box as well. This makes it an excellent choice if you are looking for an inexpensive gift option that also carries a lot of value. The umbrella has been tested over 5000 times before the design of it was finalized, so you can be well assured that you will be getting one of the highest quality umbrellas. It can withstand heavy winds, with speeds of up to 55 mph. There are also seven different colors to choose from for the umbrella, all of them quite different to one another. The different colored models all cost the same and have the same features. The materials used in the construction of the umbrella is stainless steel, fiberglass and a pongee fabric material for the canopy. Furthermore, it comes with a lifetime guarantee, making it one of the best umbrellas in the market.