Best Umbrellas

John Kopischke
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One of the most frustrating things that can happen to you when you’re walking down the street is to have an unexpected wind gust flip your umbrella inside-out. Rather than, you know, keeping you and your clothes dry!

I’ll admit it: it happens to everyone at one time or another. But good umbrellas are so inexpensive these days, you don’t need to settle for one that won’t stand up to the elements.

Below is a short guide to finding the best umbrella for wind, plus an in depth review of the best umbrellas for wind I could find, to help you dodge all those unneeded headaches.

NameCategoryProduct
All-Weather GFUM60NWLT Elite Series Navy White Auto Open Golf UmbrellaBest OverallAll-Weather GFUM60NWLT Elite Series Navy White Auto Open Golf Umbrella
SY COMPACT Travel Umbrella Windproof Automatic Umbrellas-Factory Outlet UmbrellaBudget PickSY COMPACT Travel Umbrella Windproof Automatic Umbrellas-Factory Outlet Umbrella
TAHARI Deluxe Automatic Open Wood Handle & Shaft UmbrellaUpgrade PickTAHARI Deluxe Automatic Open Wood Handle & Shaft Umbrella

1. All-Weather GFUM60NWLT Elite Series Navy White Auto Open Golf Umbrella

Our rating: 9 / 10

All-Weather GFUM60NWLT Elite Series Navy White Auto Open Golf Umbrella

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Pros:

  • Tons of color options to choose from
  • The Auto Open/Close is a cool feature
  • Inexpensive compared to similar umbrellas
  • Comes with a lifetime guarantee
  • Does the job well

This umbrella is fully waterproof, windproof, and sand-proof. It’s like a little shelter that you can take with you wherever you go.

It’s available in a huge number of color options. I’m not sure what color they are calling the orange one in the picture, but it’s gorgeous.

The Elite Series opens and closes automatically to save you time. It’s a really cool feature for an umbrella.

2. Repel Umbrella Windproof Double Vented Travel Umbrella

Our rating: 9 / 10

Repel Umbrella Windproof Double Vented Travel Umbrella

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Pros:

  • Lightweight and small
  • Comfortable grip
  • Good size coverage
  • Comes with 2-year warranty

Cons:

  • Not very effective during high winds
  • Base is not sturdy enough
  • Short handles
  • Expensive

The best umbrella should be lightweight enough to carry around and compact enough to not cause you any dificulties. Of course, it should also protect you from rain.

This Vented Umbrella by Repel has got you covered in that regard.

It is a quality item that’s lightweight, small, comfortable to carry, and will keep you perfectly dry, day-in and day-out. The solidified steel shaft durable and comes with a useful button to detach the umbrella and turn it into a useful walking stick too.

3. MRTLLOA Double Layer Inverted Umbrella

Our rating: 9 / 10

MRTLLOA Double Layer Inverted Umbrella

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Pros:

  • Large canopy
  • Windproof

Cons:

  • Worm design makes it less portable
  • Expensive

Acrylic Test:

It is a well-known fact that all umbrellas will be blocked by a wall or other obstruction. Therefore, it is not advisable to continually use an umbrella in the small spaces.

That said, this umbrella is the best for walking on the road. It is very easy to use in a wide space. It can just be lifted up above your head and let it stand stable against the wind.

4. totes Signature Clear Bubble Umbrella

Our rating: 8 / 10

totes Signature Clear Bubble Umbrella

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Pros:

  • Easy to open and close
  • Looks great

5. Windproof Travel Umbrella

Our rating: 8 / 10

Windproof Travel Umbrella

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Pros:

  • Protects from wind well
  • Small and folds up easily
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • Turns inside out easily
  • Not a closed cloth shaft
  • Not the best quality product

What makes this particular model of umbrella stand apart from the rest?

This adorable little umbrella stands out because it’s a great product that looks much more expensive than it actually is.

The umbrella is small in size and has a sturdy feel. It’s light which is great for people on the go.

6. Bodyguard Inverted Umbrella

Our rating: 8 / 10

Bodyguard Inverted Umbrella

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Pros:

  • protects against both wind and rain
  • compact & lightweight
  • easy to open and close
  • affordable
  • excellent wind & rain protection
  • Teflon is extremely durable

Cons:

  • some may find the black/silver stripe along the inside a little gaudy, but if you’re looking for an umbrella that stands out, this may be a plus.

Model U2 (Black/Silver).

The Bodyguard umbrella is made of extra thick canopy material and is generously oversized. This umbrella can be opened easily during heavy wind and rain without being blown away or damaged.

All the umbrellas they make here are superior quality, sold at an affordable price, and are very high rated.

7. Magictec Umbrella

Our rating: 8 / 10

Magictec Umbrella

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Pros:

  • Great quality for the price
  • Admirable customer service
  • Incredible warranty
  • Several colors to choose from

This modern umbrella features a forward-folding design to give you more room to move.

The slim, compact design of the Magictec is as perfect for travel as it is for everyday storage in a tight space. The Magictec is also equipped with a flexible handle that is adjustable to suit the user.

The Magictec umbrella is made out of double fabric, offering extra protection against strong winds. The double layered fabric is also more durable. The Magictec is perfect for those who have trouble opening traditional umbrellas. The Magictec umbrella is a one-touch mechanism, so you won’t have to struggle with learning a new opening mechanism.

8. Balios Prestige Travel Folding Umbrella

Our rating: 8 / 10

Balios Prestige Travel Folding Umbrella

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Pros:

  • Sturdy
  • Compact when collapsed
  • Dries quickly
  • Comes with a cover

Windproof Umbrella, Black 11.8 Inch

The Elegant Home Balios fllowing umbrella is a high-quality umbrella that will keep you protected from the rain.

When you first open the umbrella, it’ll unfold completely in an instant thanks to the push button automatic open and close system.

9. SY COMPACT Travel Umbrella Windproof Automatic Umbrellas-Factory Outlet Umbrella

Our rating: 8 / 10

SY COMPACT Travel Umbrella Windproof Automatic Umbrellas-Factory Outlet Umbrella

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Pros:

  • Ultra compact design
  • Handy auto-open/close button
  • Super lightweight
  • Oddly shaped open/close button facilitates one-handed use on the move

This umbrella collapses very small, allowing it to fit into your bag when you don’t need to use it.

It has an auto open/close button, as well as an anti-pic up rubber to keep it from flying temporarily away. One-handed operation is very straightforward and simple, regardless of whether you’re travelling or doing other activities while it’s raining.

10. ABCCANOPY Inverted Umbrella,Double Layer Reverse Windproof Teflon Repellent Umbrella

Our rating: 8 / 10

ABCCANOPY Inverted Umbrella,Double Layer Reverse Windproof Teflon Repellent Umbrella

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Pros:

  • Very durable for the price.
  • Folds to the size of a soda can.
  • Really effective at keeping you dry.
  • The fabric could be more sturdy.
  • You have to press the button significantly harder than any other umbrella I’ve ever used.
  • Not as effective as a full sized umbrella in a strong storm.
  • You have to hold the handle at a fairly uncomfortable angle to keep the umbrella up if the fabric is heavy.
  • This is the best umbrella I’ve ever used in terms of the rain protection to cost ratio.

Allow me to explain. I live in an area with very frequent rain storms. Instead of ducking into a shelter after work like many of my coworkers, I’ve been using this thing which has kept me (typically) dry during every downpour.

I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it is. It is a little awkward to use because it’s smaller than a traditional umbrella and the handle is forced ninety degrees to the side. That means that you have to hold it at an angle and if you’re wearing a suit coat, it can get a little uncomfortable (I’d recommend taking your jacket off for your commute home if you have one).

11. HOSA Auto Open Reverse Inverted Umbrella

Our rating: 8 / 10

HOSA Auto Open Reverse Inverted Umbrella

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Pros:

  • Amazing Price
  • Easy to Use
  • Great Size
  • Very Sturdy

Or Outside Work, Special for Rain Jackets, Rain Suit, Rain Pants, Rain Coat, Windbreaker, Wind Shirt, Windproof Jacket, Waterproof Outerwear, Pockets and Any Outdoor Gear, Black.

12. Umbrella Windproof Travel Umbrella Compact Folding Reverse Umbrella,LANBRELLA

Our rating: 8 / 10

Umbrella Windproof Travel Umbrella Compact Folding Reverse Umbrella,LANBRELLA

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Pros:

  • Pretty strong and durable
  • Easy to use
  • Good size
  • Small carrying bag included
  • Cheap
  • No rusting/corrosion
  • Comes out initially in a smaller form, which can be used to keep in your bag.
  • Works in windy weather (so far I have not seen any problems to this claim.)

Cons:

  • Seems a little heavy
  • Doesn't open up as much as I wanted.

(TM) Durable, Windproof Automatic Open/Close Metal Umbrella Outdoor Travel Umbrella for Women Men(Black)

If you're looking for a good travel umbrella, you should definitely consider this model. It's reasonably priced, strong enough to handle the wind, and is compact enough to safely keep in your bag. Just fold it up and you're good to go!

13. Brainstorming Windproof Travel Umbrella Compact Auto Open/Close Portable Folding Umbrella

Our rating: 8 / 10

Brainstorming Windproof Travel Umbrella Compact Auto Open/Close Portable Folding Umbrella

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Pros:

  • Loud
  • Easy to adjust
  • Sturdy
  • Good quality
  • Comfortable
  • Works well in high winds
  • Quick opening and closing mechanism
  • Durable
  • Stylish colors

Cons:

  • Less durable than expected
  • Extremely strong wind can damage the umbrella
  • The button used to close it is a piece of plastic so it is easily broken
  • Can be hard to close even for people with strong hands or weak fingers
  • Opening and closing it is a bit difficult

The Brainstorming umbrella is often compared to another umbrella by the name of UmbrellaTek. UmbrellaTek is considered a Chinese competitor to the Brainstorming umbrella but it has a weaker handle and is more prone to breakage.

The Brainstorming umbrella is considered a good umbrella with pretty good durability. It could be improved to make it a wonderful umbrella but overall it earns four out of five stars.

It is considered a good value because of its strength and durability. It is made to last and is compatible with almost any budget.

14. Sharpty Inverted Umbrella

Our rating: 8 / 10

Sharpty Inverted Umbrella

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Pros:

  • Budget Friendly
  • Features a C-shaped hook
  • Reverse design

Cons:

  • Product dimensions inaccurate
  • Smaller than expected

Auto Open, L-Shaped Hook.

We considered every feature on dozens of top-rated umbrellas and this Sharpty umbrella (in red) takes the cake. We were pleased to see that it has a C-shaped hook feature, which is great for hanging on your backpack. The maximum weight capacity is 2.2kG. The canopy can cover up to 86.8 inches wide and 80 inches high. It weighs 8 ounces. The product dimensions are 107 x 7.3 x 7.3 inches. You can order the Sharpty umbrella in black as well.

15. Elvira Mini Portable Sun&Rain Lightweight Umbrella-Compact Travel Umbrellas

Our rating: 7 / 10

Elvira Mini Portable Sun&Rain Lightweight Umbrella-Compact Travel Umbrellas

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Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Huge/Easy to Open
  • Takes up Little Space
  • Lightweight
  • Folds Small

Cons:

  • Somewhat Flimsy
  • Not the Strongest

The Elvira Mini Umbrella is the best compact umbrella you can buy. It comes in various colors. I like the blue ones, but there are some nice decorative colors too.

This is the perfect umbrella if you want something that will fold up small enough to fit into your pocket. It also works well as an everyday umbrella for light rain.

Chances are you have a few compact umbrellas that you take out of your backpack or car when the rain starts pouring down. But what if you want to take the compact umbrella with you all the time?

16. Prodigen Inverted Folding Umbrella Travel Umbrella Windproof Compact Umbrella Inside Out Umbrella Reversible Reverse Umbrella Automatic Open and Close Windproof Umbrella

Our rating: 7 / 10

Prodigen Inverted Folding Umbrella Travel Umbrella Windproof Compact Umbrella Inside Out Umbrella Reversible Reverse Umbrella Automatic Open and Close Windproof Umbrella

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Pros:

  • Windproof
  • Compact
  • Automatic
  • Non-slip thumb pinch button

If you prefer a nice, large umbrella that will keep you dry, yet wont poke you in the eye on a rainy day, this Prodigen Inverted Folding Umbrella Travel Umbrella Windproof Compact Umbrella Inside Out Umbrella Reversible Reverse Umbrella Automatic Open and Close Windproof Umbrella for Woman & Man UV Sun & Rainproof+Large Coverage-Black is the perfect umbrella for you.

With a push of a button, this umbrella opens and closes automatically, and because of its windproof design and its high strength and toughness, there’s no need to worry about the wind blowing you over.

17. TAHARI Deluxe Automatic Open Wood Handle & Shaft Umbrella

Our rating: 7 / 10

TAHARI Deluxe Automatic Open Wood Handle & Shaft Umbrella

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Some of the biggest umbrella manufacturers are mostly known for their high quality designer pieces. However that doesn’t mean that they haven’t managed to release affordable umbrellas that shouldn’t be overlooked.

This particular umbrella model from TAHARI is one such great value piece. It’s not only a good looking and sturdy umbrella, but it’s also large enough to shield you from the rain. Assembling this umbrella is very straight forward and all parts fit together nicely.

The 4 piece shaft makes the umbrella nice and sturdy. The length of the shaft is also a big upgrade for people who have adjustable height umbrella holders that are attached to long handle umbrellas.

18. Crown Coast 60 MPH Wind Proof Travel Umbrella

Our rating: 6 / 10

Crown Coast 60 MPH Wind Proof Travel Umbrella

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Pros:

  • Very durable and structured
  • Made from premium materials
  • Free thermal travel bag
  • Has a lifetime warranty

This is a fantastic umbrella with a lifetime warranty. It can be used for wind and rain protection.

The waterproof canopy and pneumatic tires allow this umbrella to be used even in the heavy rains.

The fabric is a sturdy Waterproof Taffeta material with an ergonomic Push-Button Handle for easy opening and closing.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the best umbrellas?

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to an umbrella, but here are a few of the best options available on Amazon:

  • 7M Folding Automatic Umbrella • in 6 colors (my choice!)
  • Columbia Rainstorm Windbreaker

What is the best umbrella on the market?

Whatever your budget happens to be, I can almost guarantee, there will be something out there that fits your price point. Below are, in my opinion, the absolute best umbrellas on the market, but feel free to skim and pick the one that best fits your needs.

What is the most durable umbrella?

This is a pretty subjective answer. I doubt there are many people out there who would have the durability of the same umbrella in their top tier of qualities to look for in an umbrella. Most people don’t want their umbrella to break. However, there are some things you can look for when searching for a more durable model; the type of material used, the construction method, and the type of handle.

Are Davek umbrellas worth the money?

There are a lot of options when it comes to umbrellas. Most of them are good but a few are super. I’ve owned a Davek and a Kensington and they were both top quality. In addition to being well made, they were very unique in the sense that they offered a variety of different options. If you visit their websites, you’ll find that they have a wide variety of products.

A good umbrella with a lifetime warranty is like a good pair of shoes with a lifetime warranty. You know that the quality is there and they will outlast other products in order to maintain their reputation.

Conclusion

Who knew there would be so much to think about when making this seemingly simple decision? Although there are a few basic considerations to keep in mind, it is ultimately up to you to decide what matters most to you. It is, after all, your game and your enjoyments, and we hope this article has helped you select an umbrella that is fit for your game.

Our Recommendation

NameCategoryProduct
All-Weather GFUM60NWLT Elite Series Navy White Auto Open Golf UmbrellaBest OverallAll-Weather GFUM60NWLT Elite Series Navy White Auto Open Golf Umbrella
SY COMPACT Travel Umbrella Windproof Automatic Umbrellas-Factory Outlet UmbrellaBudget PickSY COMPACT Travel Umbrella Windproof Automatic Umbrellas-Factory Outlet Umbrella
TAHARI Deluxe Automatic Open Wood Handle & Shaft UmbrellaUpgrade PickTAHARI Deluxe Automatic Open Wood Handle & Shaft Umbrella