There are so much of umbrellas on the market, and we’re all the time testing extra. Here are a number of others we like that did not fairly make our record of prime picks.
Blunt Metro for $89: The Metro is the more compact and barely lighter-weight model of the Blunt Coupe up above. It mechanically opens (and manually closes) and gives almost the identical quantity of protection. The cover spins in 360 levels to supposedly stop harm to the core mechanism. My solely concern with it’s that while you fold all of it down and cinch the cover with the Velcro strap, it covers many of the deal with, so it’s important to maintain the Metro by the moist material or the wrist strap.
Repel Windproof Double Vented Travel Umbrella for $23: This one is sturdy, handles excessive winds, and gives good protection when open, collapsing right down to only a foot in size. It is available in tons of attractive colours, and a single button opens and collapses the fiberglass ribs. But “It’s. So. Dang. Hard. To. Close,” according to my fellow umbrella reviewer, Louryn Strampe. Fully closing this umbrella is a two-handed operation, and she got so fed up with it during testing that she often just used the ground as leverage to push the handle all the way down. It’s a problem across the lineup.
LifeTek New Yorker Umbrella for $40: This is a beast of an umbrella. The 54-inch canopy is more than large enough to keep you and someone else dry, and its fiberglass shaft and wind-resistant frame withstand gusts big and small. The handle has a rubbery grip and a single red button to open and expand the canopy. A Teflon coating ensures it dries quickly after the storm has passed. But between its awkward handle, the 1.5-lb weight, and the 3-foot length, my coworker Louryn Strampe felt the umbrella was too top-heavy for her 5’1″ frame.
Senz Original Umbrella for $80: The first time I took this umbrella out, I overheard someone say, “That’s such a cool-looking umbrella.” It is! It appears like a kite defend, and the aerodynamic design can face up to winds of greater than 60 mph. On a windy day in New York, the Senz merely bobbed up and down. Unfortunately, the cover is difficult to break down until you utilize each arms, which aren’t all the time free. The slender form additionally offered much less protection, though it does make it attainable to stay the opened umbrella in your backpack and stroll round coated and hands-free.