13 of the Best Umbrellas That Will Protect You Rain or Shine

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Bye, dreary winter days. Spring is officially here. And although this seasonal change comes with daisies, citrus-flavored drinks and floral dresses, the start of spring also means cool to warm temps and days filled with rain instead of sunshine. We’re here to make sure you're spring weather-ready by reminding you that the time to swap out your UGG boots and gloves for wellies and umbrellas is now. So, if you actually don’t like getting caught in the rain (sorry, Rupert Holmes), here are 13 of the best umbrellas that will keep you dry no matter how hard it pours.

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eezy umbrella

1. Eez-y Inverted Umbrella With C-shaped Handle

Best Overall

In addition to the 42-inch canopy, this umbrella features a waterproof, double-layered design, enhancing the protection it offers. Instead of traditional umbrellas that fold down, its inverted fold helps prevent the rain from dripping on you and is guaranteed to keep you dry. Crafted with durable fiberglass, you can trust the frame to stay intact, even in the strongest of winds. Plus, the C-shaped grip provides a firm, easy-to-hold handle. And with nine different color options, you are bound to find a style that fits your vibe.

collapsing umbrella

2. Lanbrella Compact Folding Reverse Umbrella

Best Design

On a rainy day, there’s nothing more frustrating than getting to the car or front door and closing your umbrella, only to have runoff water pour onto your feet. The unique inverted, collapsible design of this umbrella from Lanbrella is engineered to prevent just that. When closed, the rainwater is trapped on the inside, allowing you to shake it out where you choose and keep your shoes dry. Plus, it’s super durable, thanks to its reinforced fiberglass frame and waterproof 46-inch canopy.

weatherman umbrella

3. weatherman Umbrella

Most Durable

Specially designed by a meteorologist, this pick from Weatherman is crafted with industrial-strength fiberglass that promises to never break. The frame can hold up in winds of up to 55 miles per hour, guaranteeing that it will never flip inside out. The 44-inch, double-vented canopies are made with Teflon-coated, water-repellent fabric that dries quickly, so you don’t need to worry about it dripping rain all over your entryway. Plus, each umbrella has reflective accents to help keep you safe when you venture out in the dark.

repel umbrella

4. repel Umbrella Windproof Umbrella

Best for Wind

With a unique handle and lightweight design, this option from Repel is an excellent choice for any outdoor activity. Its Teflon-coated, double-vented canopy flexes to allow gusts of wind to pass through with ease, while the resin-reinforced, fiberglass ribs are strong enough to prevent the frame from breaking. It’s both lightweight and compact, making it easy to store in a suitcase or bag when you’re on the go. Plus, it’s automatic, making opening and closing the umbrella a complete breeze.

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5. blunt Metro Travel Umbrella

Best for Commuters

Sure, this doesn’t look like your typical umbrella, but there’s a reason for that. The rounded edges of this pick from Blunt helps to form a fully tensioned, aerodynamic canopy that prevents any breakage or flipping. Plus, it keeps you from poking fellow travelers in the eye and takes up less space—ideal for those who commute in congested urban areas.

g4free umbrella

6. g4free Automatic Open Golf Umbrella

Best for Golf

Hitting the green but want to prevent the sun from hitting your back and shoulders? Make sure you have this option stowed away in your golf bag. Thanks to its super large canopy (you can pick from 54, 62, and 68 inches) you’ll be safe from the sun for all 18 holes. Plus, it’s completely windproof and features a double canopy design lets wind easily pass through, making it much easier to handle harsh conditions. Not to mention it’s lightweight and super easy to transport.

totes umbrella

7. totes Signature Clear Bubble Umbrella

Best Clear

Do you spend your mornings before work diligently doing your hair, only for it to be wrecked during a stormy commute? This umbrella solves that problem thanks to its clear canopy, providing maximum rain coverage and see-through visibility, letting you keep your head (and hair) dry. Made from high-quality polyester, it’s ultra lightweight without sacrificing durability and the aluminum shaft is sturdy and easy to handle. Oh, and the 51-inch canopy is super easy to wipe clean.

siepasa umbrella

8. siepasa Double Layer Inverted Umbrella With C-shaped Handle

Best Inverted Design

Designed to be easy to use, the flexible construction of this Siepasa umbrella makes it a practical choice for whatever rainy-day adventure you have planned. It features a double layered, reverse-opening design that prevents water from dripping, keeping floors and cars clean. The frame is equipped with eight steel ribs that transform into eight legs upon contracting the umbrella. And thanks to the C-shaped handle, it’s easy to grip and allows you to be hands-free while holding your kiddo, bags, groceries, and more.

nautica umbrella

9. 2-pack Nautica 3-section Auto Open Umbrella

Best Automatic

This pair of sturdy, compact umbrellas from Nautica features an easy-to-use automatic button so you can say goodbye to fumbling with that annoying, finger-pinching metal piece. It’s also equipped with a handle that’s easy to grasp and a water-repellent canopy so you’ll stay protected from all weather conditions.

versabrella umbrella

10. sport-brella Versa-brella Spf 50+ Adjustable Umbrella With Universal Clamp

Best Detachable

Thanks to the adjustable clasp that can latch on to everything from strollers to the arm of a beach chair, this umbrella from Sport-Brella will keep you protected wherever you go. Available in nine different colors, select from a 40- or 44-inch canopy.

mini umbrella

11. weather Station Automatic Super Mini Umbrella

Most Affordable

Equipped with a waterproof canopy and sturdy steel frame, this umbrella from Weather Station is also compact and can be easily transported from home to work and back again. Plus, with five different color options, this budget-friendly pick can’t be beat.

bear umbrella

12. stephen Joseph Pop Up Umbrella

Best for Kids

If your toddler bolts for the door as soon as rain puddles appear in the driveway, make sure they’re protected from the elements with this fun pick from Stephen Joseph. Its curved handle makes it super easy for their little hands to hold, and the easy open and close function prevents their tiny fingers from getting pinched. And with 15 different designs—from a bear with pop-up ears to a pink unicorn with a 3-D horn—your little one is sure to find one they love.

stripped umbrella

13. lanixry C-shaped Handle Reverse Long Umbrellas

Fun Patterns

If you’re looking for a fun way to stay dry, opt for one of these colorful umbrellas. With 11 different designs including bold stripes, neon hues and vibrant florals, the double-layered canopy will keep you protected, rain or shine.

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Anna Smutny

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Anna Smutny covered a range of beats, from fashion and beauty verticals to home decor (and everything else in between) for PureWow from 2021-2022. With a background in wedding and...
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