The best umbrellas provide outstanding protection, keeping you dry during a light drizzle and torrential downpours. Rain should be quickly expelled upon contact, leaving your clothes untouched to leave you unscathed for your next date, meeting, or special event. Our evaluation focused on frame durability, water repellency, crook vs. straight handles, compact vs. fixed shaft models, weight, ease of use, and wind gust resistance with no danger of folding inside out.
After more than 10 hours of research and testing, our top pick goes to the AmazonBasics Automatic Travel Small Compact Umbrella With Wind Vent. It offers a clean, double canopy design with a 38” diameter from rim tip to rim tip, easily covering two full-sized adults for outstanding wind resistance. A push-button opens and closes the umbrella in less than 2 seconds, and a soft-grip handle is comfortable to hold for extended periods. When folded, it reduces to an ultra-compact size of only 11 inches long to fit comfortably in a purse or handbag, enclosed in a slip-on sleeve when not in use. Keep reading to learn more about the AmazonBasics Automatic Travel Small Compact Umbrella With Wind Vent and six others that met our criteria.