There’s a very specific feeling that comes with not having an umbrella when it’s raining. It’s a unique mix of dread and hurt ego, with a dash of frustration. Hear me, huddled masses of hunched, damp shoulders: It’s time to nix that feeling and get an umbrella (or two) that you can keep with you at your desk, in your bag, or on your person if there’s even a slight chance of a downpour.
The idea of spending a lot of money on an umbrella may be foreign to most people living in major cities with access to corner stores selling $5 ones every time it rains. But if you buy one every time your other one breaks or you leave it behind, you’ll rack up a bill twice as much as you would buying a quality umbrella.
Umbrellas that keep you dry but also will stand up to the whipping winds of late winter/early spring weather are worth your time. The Blunt umbrella was designed especially to protect against a heavy downpour and winds up to 55 MPH.
The Sharpty Inverted Umbrella takes it a step further with its reverse design to keep you dry while exiting a vehicle. It can withstand winds of up to 60 MPH and the ergonomic handle means you don’t end up awkwardly juggling when you’re trying to answer your phone or open a door.
If what you’re really looking for is something that you can just throw in your bag and forget about, the LifeTek Windproof Travel Umbrella will give you that and more. It’s compact (just 15oz and 11.5” long), and has one of the best features an umbrella can have: automatic close.
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