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As we gratefully wave goodbye to winter, a wet, rainy April still stands between us and sunny May’s flowers. With that in mind, do you have a cool umbrella in your closet? If not, are you ready to browse some goodies? You’re just in time because we’ve explored the market and come up with the best in class when it comes to cool umbrellas. Come on in, kick off the galoshes and give our favorite umbrella beauties a glance.
Totes Signature Bubble Umbrella
Keep that fierce hairstyle in place when you choose the Totes Signature Bubble Umbrella, complete with a full 47-inch windproof and waterproof dome. Available in clear or in two tasteful designs, this model offers optimal visibility and easy maneuverability with its lightweight aluminum construction. A classic, simple design perfect for business travel or keeping with the color scheme of a wedding or prom, there’s plenty of wiggle room in this umbrella, especially if you’re carrying bags or have a little one in tow. Buy it here.
Sharpty Inverted Umbrella
This head-turner is gorgeous and versatile. The Sharpty Inverted Umbrella is also durable, corrosion resistant, double-panel canopied for UV protection and windproof to speeds over 60 mph. Need to keep your office floor or car seat dry? Its innovative design also closes inside-out, minimizing drips from the raindrops of even the heaviest storms. Its ergonomic C-shaped handle easily slides over your forearm, freeing both hands to check your phone, gather shopping bags or clutch your kid’s hand in a busy crowd. Comes with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. Buy it here.
Balios Prestige Travel Umbrella
Sleek and compact, this British-designed gem features a patented wooden handle (check out the hand-crafted finger notches), fast-drying premium fabric, fiberglass ribs and a convenient open-close button. Easy to carry and a cinch to stash with a slim zippered sleeve and wrist strap, it’s no surprise that the Balios Prestige Travel Umbrella is one of Amazon’s highest rated cool umbrellas at 4.7 stars. Every gentleman (or lady!) should have one on hand this spring. Comes with a one-year warranty. Buy it here.
GustBuster Metro Classic
The sturdy GustBuster Metro Classic holds its own on windy days, invincible even against the most blustery of spring storms. The canopy has been tested by the Vaughn College of Aeronautics for wind resistance of up to 55 mph or higher. Available in eight brilliant colors, each bearing the company’s trademark teardrop design, the GustBuster is well-constructed and lightweight at less than a pound. It folds up small enough to fit in a purse or briefcase, and its accompanying carrying sheath can work as a shoulder sling or backpack as well. Buy it here.
Haas Jordan Hurricane Umbrella
The Haas Jordan Hurricane Umbrella is an oversized model with an 68-inch canopy, equipped with alternating wind-vented panels for superior wind-resistance. Made of 100 percent nylon, this import features complete fiberglass construction and a telescoping shaft for increased canopy height. Available in several eye-popping colors and prints. Buy it here.
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Unbreakable Walking Stick
The handy Unbreakable Walking Stick umbrella doubles as an assistive cane when you need both protection from the weather and a little extra confidence when walking. Visually appealing, it’s as sturdy as a steel pipe, weighs less than 2 pounds, and comes with a five-year warranty. Buy it here.
Crown Coast Travel Umbrella
The Crown Coast Travel Umbrella is as innovative as it is stylish. Built deliberately to relieve tension by turning inside out in extreme winds, it opens, closes and readjusts itself, each with the press of a single button, bouncing back to its original shape using resilient flex memory frame technology (see video demo here). An Amazon’s Choice product, the Crown Coast is highly rated, with a solid 4 stars after 281 customer reviews. Available in four colors/prints with a 90-day money-back guarantee. Buy it here.
Blunt Metro Travel Umbrella
The compact and collapsible cool Blunt Metro Travel Umbrella uses patented tension, UV protection and a wind-resistant functional design to create the perfect city-dweller’s umbrella. Misplace your stuff a lot? Add new GPS-tracking features to your Blunt Metro and never lose your umbrella again. Expect compliments on this one! Available in 11 vibrant colors, it comes with a five-year warranty. Buy it here.
Davek Duet Umbrella
Do you enjoy romantic walks with your sweetie? The Davek Duet Umbrella lets you stay close and converse, even while strolling in the rain. Weatherproof with an extra-large canopy, this fun model is flexible, corrosion-resistant and foldable – and it’s an Amazon’s Choice item to boot! Available in classic black and black/cranberry red. Comes with a protective sleeve and chic gift box. Buy it here.
Procella Windproof Umbrella
Specially engineered vents on the Procella Windproof Travel Umbrella’s double-vented canopy keep all the water out, and the auto open/close system is conveniently built right into the handle. Super lightweight at less than a pound, this model is available in black, gray and royal blue. Buy it here.
EEZ-Y Compact Travel Umbrella
The EEZ-Y Compact Travel Umbrella’s canopy allows wind to flow through but prevents water from seeping in, even in the strongest winds. The slip-resistant rubber handle helps you hold on securely, and it folds down to a travel-friendly 11 inches, easily stashed in your purse or briefcase. Available in 15 stunning colors. Buy it here.
Cool umbrellas can keep you styling and dry this spring season. While we’re all rooting for sunny days, it’s always best to be prepared if Mother Nature has other ideas!