“Oh. It’s raining. Time to hit the corner store and grab an umbrella. $20? Eh, fine.” That’s what often occurred in my head when there have been sudden downpours in New York. A month later I’d convey out the identical umbrella and it’d have already got small rips on the cover or the stretchers would break and make a floppy mess within the wind. Rinse and repeat.
I’ve wasted quite a bit of money on low-cost umbrellas, and I’m right here to warn you to not make the identical mistake. There truly are loads of first rate inexpensive umbrellas, you simply must know the correct manufacturers to purchase from. I do additionally assume it is price spending a bit extra on a high-quality umbrella that can final some time. My colleague Louryn Strampe and I’ve researched extensively and examined greater than a dozen umbrellas for over a yr—these are our favorites at varied worth factors.
Be certain to test our many different guides, together with our picks for the perfect rain jackets.
Updated April 2021: We’ve added the Unbreakable Umbrella, Weatherman, Senz, and eliminated the Muji Remarkable because it’s offered out.
Louryn Strampe additionally researched and reviewed umbrellas to contribute to this information.
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