The Top 10 Umbrellas
Here are ten high quality umbrellas each with their own pros and cons that we review below. Watch our video or read the full review to find out which umbrella is perfect for you.
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Best Travel Umbrella
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Best Kid’s Umbrella
10Totes Blue Line Auto Wooden Stick Umbrella
At number 10 on our list of the 10 best umbrellas is the Totes Blue Line Auto Wooden Stick Umbrella. Whenever the image of an umbrella pops randomly into your mind, this is probably what it looks like. Totes umbrellas are classically designed yet come in a variety of bright and playful colors. There are no fancy or remarkable features here, there’s just a basic, reliable umbrella for a great price.
9Lewis N. Clark Automatic Travel Umbrella
The Lewis N. Clark Automatic Travel Umbrella would surely have been a welcome addition to the classic American expedition from which it gets its name. This rugged little rain stopper packs down to a mere 10 by 2.5 inches and weighs only 10 ounces, yet once opened up it offers ample coverage for a single user and plenty of cover for two, provided they have no issues with personal space. Lewis N. Clark umbrellas come in a variety of colors, including classic black for the more discreet umbrella user.
8RainStoppers Kid’s Umbrella
Tap your child’s inner Mary Poppins with this elegant, ruffle-edged umbrella by RainStoppers. Designed for the stylish child, this classically styled umbrella is also an able rain shield, with firm ribbing and a sturdy shaft and handle. It’s also extremely affordable. The RainStopper Kid’s Umbrella will be the perfect accessory to your child’s wardrobe, especially if he or she happens to be strolling through London in the late autumn.
7Reiss Innovations Compact Double Umbrella
Reiss Innovations has created a truly unique and, dare we say it, innovative umbrella specifically designed for two people. Their Compact Double Umbrella bucks the standard circular umbrella design in favor of a more oblong shape. The umbrella offers ample coverage for two people standing or strolling side by side, yet is still just over one pound (when dry, at least). One note: the hardware structure and canopy design do make this umbrella more susceptible to a bent frame with repeated use.
6Totes Clear Bubble Umbrella
At number 6 on our list is Totes Clear Bubble Umbrella. This is the umbrella for the person who hates to get wet but can’t stand to miss a minute of the action. The clear vinyl canopy will let you see out into the wet world even as you remain bone dry (from above the waist up, anyway). The Bubble’s dome is deeper than that of most umbrellas, thus keeping a single user especially protected, but also meaning that this is a less practical design for use by two people, at least when in motion.
5CloudNine Rain Ducky Umbrella
CloudNine’s Rain Ducky Umbrella is so charming we just had to put it on the list! And hey, that duckbill offers a few square inches of extra rain coverage. Whereas so many accessories such as umbrellas are heavily gender stereotyped, sporting either pink princess or blue superhero designs, this is a great umbrella for all children. Its bright coloring will also make it easy for parents to keep tabs on their children even on bustling city streets!
4Samurai Sword Katana Umbrella
Why simply block the rain with a boring old umbrella when you can do battle with the elements using a Samurai Sword Katana Umbrella★ A wide canopy will offer you plenty of coverage against even the most vengeful rainstorms, and the classic katana handle makes this umbrella fun to wield and is sure to be a conversation piece (though you may be the conversation’s object rather than a participant, in certain crowds).
3Haas-Jordan 68-Inch Hurricane 345
At number 3 on our countdown is a monster of an umbrella! The Haas-Jordan Hurricane 345 Tour Plus Umbrella boasts a canopy spanning 68 inches. That’s more than 5 and a half feet in diameter for reference. The Tour Plus will stand up to driving rain and blowing wind, letting your caddy ably protect you while you tee off, or making sure the whole family has a place to huddle while watching the pros putt at the 18th hole of Pebble Beach. Or you could even use this fine umbrella off the golf course, too.
2Plemo Rainbow Automatic Folding Travel Umbrella
At number 2 on our list of the top 10 umbrellas is an accessory that will let your child stay dry, learn the colors, and show off their playful style all at once. The Rainbow Automatic Folding Travel Umbrella from PLEMO boasts 8 brightly colored panels sure to bring smiles even in the gloomiest of weather. Its 37 inch diameter canopy is plenty large to keep a smaller person dry, and its packed down size of just 11.5 inches will fit in most any backpack (or parent’s hand).
1GustBuster Metro 43-Inch Automatic Umbrella
The GustBuster Metro Automatic Umbrella packs both form and function into a compact and affordable umbrella. The 43 inch canopy of the GustBuster offers ample coverage for one and sufficient rain protection for two. It packs away small enough for travel (or to have on hand by the door or in your trunk). And yes, GustBusters come in lots of nice colors. But what really matters here is that this umbrella has been proven to withstand wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour. That rage you get when your umbrella flips open★ Gone with the wind.