If you travel often, having an umbrella that can protect you from a wide range of weather is going to be ideal. After all, when you\u2019re visiting new places all the time, the weather is going to change drastically from location to location. Blunt provides some of the best umbrellas for the job, in particular the Blunt Metro, which can handle 55mph winds. And that\u2019s just to start.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Blunt Metro Umbrella\r\nThe Blunt Metro Umbrella is built for traveling, thanks to its UV protection, rip-resistant canopy, and the ability to keep 55mph winds at bay without turning inside out\u2014while looking good, too.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nThe Blunt Metro Umbrella combines style and performance beautifully. Underneath its six-point design is strength that can withstand 55mph winds without buckling under the pressure. The fabric itself is pongee, which is fitted over 6 tough fiberglass ribs. The pongee fabric is also quick to dry, while also being rip-resistant. It has to take several years of damage to break the Blunt Metro Umbrella. Aside from standing its ground against wind, the umbrella also has UV protection, something the Repel Windproof Umbrella\u2014number one on our list\u2014doesn\u2019t have.\r\nDesign\r\nThe Blunt XS Metro Travel Umbrella is fitted with a 37-inch canopy, and it\u2019s a one size fits all. With a 37-inch canopy, there\u2019s enough space to fit yourself and possibly a second person, depending on the combined size. All six of its \u201cpoints\u201d are blunted at the end so you aren\u2019t hurting anyone. If you\u2019re sold on Blunt umbrellas, but the canopy size isn\u2019t large enough for your liking, consider the Blunt Classic. Better yet, the EEZ-Y Windproof Travel Umbrella is a viable alternative.\r\nValue\r\n"We haven\u2019t doubted the performance of the Blunt Metro Umbrella; it did what its inventor set out to accomplish. However, there are better options if performance is a concern more than appearance. For example, the Repel Windproof Umbrella is best all around, while the Sharpty Inverted Umbrella trades a bit of performance for UV protection.\r\n\r\nIf you\u2019re willing to pay $59 for the Blunt Metro Umbrella, you\u2019re still getting both a functional compact umbrella and one that is stylish. And having a rip-resistant canopy is always nice.\r\nBlunt Metro Umbrella Wrap Up\r\nGiven the one-size fits all design of the Blunt Metro Umbrella, it still performed as well as the top umbrellas on our list. Its pricing is on the expensive side, but not by much. In return you\u2019ll get an umbrella that was designed for traveling: UV protection, rip-resistant canopy, and standing against 55mph winds.