So, you look out the window, and the rain is still teaming down and the wind is picking up too. You have to get to work, so you are going to have to get outside in this, but you are wondering if you will instantly become Mary Poppins with your umbrella. You can't wait for the wind and the rain to die down, you need to go now.
Not if you get a windproof umbrella. Yes, these do exist. If you live in an area of not only rain and drizzle, but you quite regularly get gusting wind, and you go through umbrellas like they are disposable, then researching and purchasing a good quality one, will safe you money, and keep your dry. Their cost is comparable to many cheaper ones.
Nothing worse then heading out the door, with one in hand, then a gust of wind either takes it from you or turns it inside out and breaking it. You don't want to be that person that pretends they don't have an umbrella when it flies through the air and hits someone. That annoyed person turns looking for the person who threw it at him!
Actually umbrellas can become unsafe when they can't hand the wind and the rain, so by getting a one that can resist the wind, you will be able to keep it in your own hands, and not only stay dry, but not have to keep buying a new one! The wind can be hard on a simple one.
Look for one that is rated. This particular one pictured, is rated to 55 miles per hour. You should not really be outside in any wind gusting too much higher than that or you will turn into Mary Poppins. They have tempered hardened steel joint connectors, and hardened steel ribs and a reinforced shaft. This design keeps the wind from turning it inside out, or turning you into Mary Poppins. This model is designed to be tough.
These come in many colors. You can still carry a fashion umbrella, you don't have to give up style to keep yours in your hand. These are also made large. They will keep you dry, and can help to keep a buddy dry as well, there is plenty of room under it.
They have a holder that you can sling over your shoulder like a small back pack when not in use, so you are not taking up your hands if you want to carry it with you.
You can get one of these at clothing and accessory stores, or shoe stores, but you can get a wider variety of these online. Amazon carries a line of these. Shopping online is a great way to compare prices, and to get more variety to choose from.
So, stop going through cheap ones like they are disposable. Nothing worse looking than a one with a few ribs broken, that looks like it has been in a fight. So, invest in one and survive the walk in the wind and the rain, and you will still have your windproof umbrella for another rainy day.
Amazon Price: $40.00 $32.95 Buy Now
(price as of Jun 5, 2013)