There are quite a bit of umbrellas on the market, and we’re all the time testing extra. Here are a couple of others we like that did not fairly make our checklist 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 routinely opens (and manually closes) and supplies almost the identical quantity of protection. The cover spins in 360 levels to supposedly forestall injury to the core mechanism. My solely subject with it’s that if you fold all of it down and cinch the cover with the Velcro strap, it covers many of the deal with, so you must 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 supplies good protection when open, collapsing all the way 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 to be like like a kite protect, and the aerodynamic design can stand 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 slim form additionally offered much less protection, though it does make it potential to stay the opened umbrella in your backpack and stroll round lined and hands-free.