- Lightweight and beautifully compact; you'll forget it's in your bag or purse!
- Simple and reliable, for a great price
- Good rain protection, no risk of mold or mildew
Not the most durable on the market.
Construction: This is an umbrella built to weigh less than the competition, making it perfect for people who don't want to haul around a heavy-duty rain umbrella. It weighs just 14.4 ounces with the carrying case, and it folds down to a compact 11 inches when collapsed. However, extend it to its full size, and you get 38 inches of rain protection.
The ribs and shaft of the umbrella are fairly sturdy, though not the best on the market. The fact that they're metal rather than fiberglass means they're less flexible under pressure.
Features: The umbrella canopy is made of polyester rather than nylon, so it weighs less yet offers excellent mold and mildew-resistance. It's also quick-drying fabric, so you can shake it off and fold it up after just a couple of minutes. Thanks to the attached carry loop on the storage sleeve, you'll have no problem lugging it around on your wrist as well as putting it in your backpack, briefcase, or purse.
The automatic open is beautifully user-friendly, and the umbrella will close without the typical struggle. All in all, a solid choice!
Price: Priced at just over $15, this is one of the cheapest options on our list. It's certainly not the most durable, but its light weight design makes it a great choice for those who live in cities with occasional rain showers.
- Rated #5 in 7 Best Umbrellas for Rain