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Best compact umbrellas

It is obvious that the compact umbrellas could save a lot of troubles with holding an umbrella after the rain stops. But, to choose the right one, which won’t be broken so easily even in a strong wind, could be quite challenging.

Therefore here we come with the post about the best compact umbrellas – whether coloured or plain, with plastic or wooden handle, there is a lot of great products on the market, for a reasonable price and what is the best – tried by former customers so you don‘t need to buy pig in a poke!

Thanks to our post you will find out there is no compromise need to be done between reliable, stylish, still practical and compact umbrella – you can have all in one!

Whether compact or long handled umbrella, we remind you before buying some umbrella, to check the opening system the umbrellas has (whether manual, semi or fully-automatic – if you are now much aware what advantage or disadvantage each mechanism has, we recommend to check our other blog post about the best opening mechanism).

best compact umbrellas

Another importance has the weight of the umbrella (optimal weight is around 350 – 400 grams due to wind resistence and pleasant holding), whether it has UV-protection or not so you can use it in Summer as well as parasol. We would like to point out that more ribs it has, more wind resistant the umbrella is.

So here we come with our recommendation of the best compact umbrellas you can find on our website to make your decision (and maybe also your life) during rainy days easier.

If you like some of the listed umbrellas, just click on the title or the picture of the umbrella and you will be forwarded to the product page you can find more information about the product. We wish you pleasant reading and choosing the right compact & windproof umbrella!

Compromise between compact and full-size umbrella

One of our best-recommended product is this compact, wind resistant umbrella. Same time for a good price (appr. 11 USD on Aliexpress), and purchased by a lot of customers with mostly 5 stars feedback.

This great umbrella (425 grams only) is exactly the already mentioned compromise between small – compact umbrella and full-size umbrella, which protect their owner from rain and stronger wind without fear to be easily broken.

Windproof compact umbrella
Another plus is it is fully-automatic umbrella with high-quality steel frame and Teflon coating due to is the umbrella super water repellent and as a plus, it could be used as a parasol (sun umbrella) as well. Can you see any cons? The only one we can find is that there is the only classic black and blue colour variation.

Stylish, light weighted and still reliable

Another great product we would like to represent is a woman umbrella offered by a producer, which specialize directly in umbrellas (which is mostly a plus).

With this umbrella you don‘t need to make any compromise as it is fancy looking, leight-weighted, reliable umbrella, even  for a reasonable price (appr. 18 USD on Aliexpress incl. shipping costs).

This fancy umbrella with the option of 3 colours to be chosen from has 270 grams only, is equipped with a quick automatic opening mechanism and has been produced from carbon steel!

ultraligh automatic umbrella

Due to the carbon fibre skeleton this lightweight, designer umbrella should resist rain and wind and provide reliable protection. You can use it as a sun protector as well due to anti UV cloth – all those features makes from this umbrella really good choice!

Big and still compact – it is even possible?

Hard to believe there could exist a big and still compact umbrella. Even not only classic-plain design but black or navy blue with small square pattern, which makes from this umbrella great choice for purchase in case you need to cover yourself (and probably another person without a problem) without the need of giving up style!

Among another pluses of this umbrella belongs the fact that it guarantees quality protection against stronger rain and wind due to strong metal frame skeleton and still is able to be hidden into a bag or backpack. The weight is also not high as it has only 490 grams.

This product is also suitable for outdoor sports as fishing, golf, hiking – provides reliable cover and as it has only 32 cm in the folded mode, it is a great companion, which could be easily hidden in your backpack!

big men umbrella
The only cons this umbrella has is a manual (non-automatic) opening mechanism, which could also mean there are not many ways how to break it. And is usable against the sun as well due to the double canopy. What a product! And the price? You won‘t believe when we say it costs only appr. 14 USD including shipping on Aliexpress.

High-quality fancy rain umbrella

Women usually look for some practical and same time stylish product. For them, we have a top quality fashionable umbrella, compact one, still with great reviews and with large design option.

This umbrella has 400 grams, could serve as sun protector as well, is fully automatic (means no struggle with opening) with a metal skeleton.

luxury women umbrella

Reliable protection and nice design at once – what else to wish? The price is apprx. 18 USD including shipping on Aliexpress and if this stylish umbrella is so good as the producer and former customers claim, it would not be money wasting!

Classic reliable windproof umbrella

Among all the great and same time stylish umbrellas we cannot miss this classic umbrella, delivered with the leather case, availalable in black and blue colour. Supported with 12 hard ribs is this product strongly windproof and you can rely it protects you very reliably!

It is semi-automatic umbrella, which means opening is done automatically by pushing a button and closing has to be done manually. The canopy is from super waterproof teflon so drying this umbrella would take just a while!
classic reliable windproof umbrella

Are you asking what is the price of this fantastic product? Hard to believe it costs only appr. 12,7 USD + shipping. This umbrella is very suitable for travelling and could be used as golf umbrella as well!

Female manual stylish umbrella

We cannot help ourselves we really need to show this oil-painting umbrella – a little bit cheaper than the previous one (you can have it for 13 USD incl.shipping on Aliexpress), but very original and fashionable umbrella with large design option to be chosen from!

There is a different opening mechanism as it is non-automatic (therefore not such suitable for small children), but the other features are very common as the previous one – very well evaluated by former customers, light weighted (360 grams) with metal skeleton and also with UV protection, which makes this umbrella usable in rain and against sun as well.

Oil painting umbrella

Although it is a manual umbrella, there is protect fingers switch so your fingers should not be hurt during the opening and closing of the umbrella. After purchase, you should not be disappointed by the real colours as they should be the same as in the picture.

Business men quality umbrella

For men-gourmets, those don‘t want to make any compromisis we have quality business umbrella, compact with quality metal skeleton, that protects it‘s owner very well and is practical same time.

The price here is higher than all the previous umbrellas – you can have this umbrella for appr. 21 USD on Aliexpress inlcuding shipping costs. Former customers evaluate this umbrella very well so you can bet on this product without a fear.

Business men umbrella

You can choose from 3 different colours – navy blue, black and gray. This umbrella could serve as parasol due to anti-UV canopy. Great feature is the wooden handle and there is no surprise (especially when you consider the price), there is fully-automatic opening mechanism, ready to serve it‘s owner very well and for a long time.

In case of no need, you can easily stash this umbrella to your backpack or briefcase due to in the folded mode it has 30 cm only! 10 metal ribs should reliably protect you in case of wind so we recommend to not hesitate if you fancy this umbrella!

So many options – too little time

Whether you follow our suggestion, which compact umbrellas to choose, or just follow your own opinion, we recommend  to revise all the necessary features of the umbrella –  as are already mentioned mainly the opening mechanism (some people really prefer manual than automatic umbrellas), the size of the canopy when the umbrella is open (so you can hide your child or partner) and of course – the amount of ribs and material of the whole skeleton.

If the umbrella has double canopy, it means there is better protection not only against rain, but also against sun and most of the umbrellas dry fast, which is also great feature.

You should also check the size of the folded umbrella (whether it fits to your small bag/backpack or not) – some umbrellas, which are suitable for sports could hardly fit your small bag. If the price corresponds to the offered features, there is no need to hesitate!

recommended compact umbrella

We wish you a great time during choosing of your favourite model and in case you would need some help, kindly leave us your comments below.

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  • Todd Matthews

    It’s great to see them making a wide selection of compact umbrellas these days that won’t take up too much space. I think a lot of us will waste time sitting in a parking lot or even during our driveways during a downpour because we just don’t want to go through the trouble of carrying larger umbrellas around with us if we need to use them while walking into a store, office building, or wherever we’re traveling.

    So, with some stylish compact umbrellas, we can get our hands on something high-quality while having the ability to store it away in a bag, or in my case if I’m just carrying around my laptop pack, putting it in it as I go about my business at a local library. These compact umbrellas have become crazy convenient, especially if you live in an area where rain is the norm in the local weather report. 

    • Renata

      Hello Todd,

      Thank you for stopping by – you are absolutely right, here I find the compact umbrellas very useful. These days they are from quality material so no worries about using them in a rainstorm as they should handle it. Just to pick the right one is now the big deal. Hopefully, we will help you with it properly.

      Thank you for your kind comment and have a great day!

      Bye Renata

  • Kohl

    Nice article! I certainly know what you mean about carrying around an umbrella when you’re not utilizing it, if you have a big and bulky one, it can be quite annoying! If you can get a compact umbrella that does the same job as a full size one, then why not! Thanks for the great suggestions!

    • Renata

      Hello Kohl,

      Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate your insight. To carry the big umbrella has been always very annoying to me, so I definitely prefer the compact ones. I am very glad to recommend you the best ones, hopefully, you will choose one eventually.

      Have a great summer.

      Bye Renata

  • Adyns68

    I lost the count on how many big umbrellas I forgot on buses, in shops, church, and other places. And I have never had a better experience with compact umbrellas because I found that, they are not strong enough and get broken fast.

    But after reading your review and with the pictures I can see the thickness of the umbrella, I am quite impressed. I think the big and compact umbrella is a great fit for me. Because, with the kind of rains we get here, I always need a big umbrella.

    Thanks for sharing

    • Renata


      Thank you for visiting my page and your insight to compact umbrellas. I absolutely agree the big but compact umbrella is a great product. I would buy it by myself as well, also as a gift to my family members as it should be very reliable.

      Thank you for your kind comment and have a great day!

      Bye Renata

  • Dave Sweney

    You are right that there are so many options and so little time especially when the rain starts beating down or when the sun is pounding away with heat and unhealthy rays that will harm your skin. That is why I think it really essential that you plan ahead and get the right and best compact umbrella ahead of time so it is there and working when you need it.

    Over the years I have tried so many different types and brands of an umbrella, and each has bitten the dust sooner or later. The weather is not kind to the umbrellas whether of high-quality or not. Nonetheless, spending a little more on a good one with quality materials does make sense as they last longer.

    You have provided some good options in regards to features that each buyer can decide what is best for their needs, and that is helpful. My advice to add to that would be to look at the reviews and the quality of the materials as well when selecting your next umbrella.

    This way you will have the peace of mind knowing that when you need this essential accessory in the harsh conditions, it will be there for you and will work as you need it to. Good article and it will help people determine what may be best for their needs. Thanks!     

    • Renata

      Hello Dave,

      Thank you for your comment and your time. This is what I wanted – to show the people how important is to choose wisely so they have more quality umbrella, nicely produced, even with stylish look. As much as people think about their outfit, they should also consider buying an umbrella, which fits their outfit and what more – they would need to rely on it in strong with and rainstorm. What is a great outfit for, when you get wet as soon as it starts to rain..right?

      Anyway, thank you again for visiting my page and have a great summer!

      Bye Renata

  • Michel

    Where I live at the coast it is really windy, so I like the idea of having a wind resistant umbrella, as I have broken so many as the wind has blown it backward in the past.

    I love the Oil Colors Umbrella, but am wondering if this one is as strong as the first one you mentioned.

    I love an umbrella that opens automatically as they also tend to last a bit longer than the manual ones. I just wish that they would make stronger children’s umbrellas, as we seem to go through a lot of these. Many of them don’t even last us a year.

    • Renata

      Hello Michel,
      Thank you very much for your kind comment! I can imagine how hard should keep some umbrella in such a windy place! And you are right, some of the children’s umbrellas are not so long living as we could wish. Hopefully, you will find the right one for you – maybe the bubble umbrella is great against the wind as they are not going reverse in a strong wind. The oil painting umbrella looks very well, as per the former customer’s review is this umbrella from quality material and should last some time. The problem is it is a non-automatic umbrella, so if you like the automatic ones, maybe you should look for this e.g.
      Anyway, thank you for stopping by and have a great summer!
      Bye Renata

  • Aabidah Ahmed

    I love your show about umbrellas. How crafty they can look and also choosing quality umbrellas.

    I won’t mind looking good while walking in the rain!

    These are easy to carry in hand and won’t take up too much space in your bag. I like this new kind of umbrellas. As I can see, these are strong, because the one I had always broken when there is a strong wind coming my way outside.

    Thank you for sharing and all the best.

    • Renata

      Hello Aabidah,
      Thank you for visiting my website and your kind comment. Hopefully, you will choose one of the recommended compact umbrellas – you are right they are very practical, they look fancy and the morning days become more cheerful when you have some quality, stylish umbrella with you. Anyway, wish you all the best.

      Bye Renata

  • Harry

    During this month alone I’ve had 3 umbrellas broken and I need to find one which is more sturdy… It’s not like that wind is so strong here but rather that the umbrellas are very low quality.

    I can see that your supplier is Ali Express. I have ordered in the past some other products from them and they seemed pretty good so I am going to give them a shot with the umbrellas as well!

    • Renata

      Hello Harry,
      Thank you for your comment. To choose the right umbrella is never easy and probably we have suggested those, which would last longer than the umbrellas you have broken lately. We would recommend this one as it should be really wind resistant, classic black umbrella. The supplier has better and worse products, we are selecting the one, which is highly recommended by more customers so they are already tested by former buyers.
      We will be happy to help with choosing the right one, do not hesitate to contact us if you need our advice.
      Bye and have a great summer

  • water life


    Thanks for your suggestions. The compact umbrella you propose is the best present ever you can make to your wife, parents, sister, or a friend. It combines all the characteristics a good umbrella must have, such as elegance, convenience, usability, protection from the rain but also from the harmful rays of the sun. I like mostly female manual stylish umbrella and its colors. I’m sure I will find the perfect one for my wife.

      Cheer. Thodoris.

    • Renata

      Hello Thodoris,
      Very nice words, thank you for them. We are happy we have suggested umbrellas you would like to buy for your loving ones! We also think the umbrellas are a great gift as there is a lot of designed umbrellas to choose and in solid quality.
      Thank you anyway for stopping by and have a great summer! Bye Renata

  • Pentrental

    You can’t go wrong with a quality compact umbrella. I really like the big and compact umbrella the most. I haven’t seen one this big being compact like that, so that’s great. It has a nice look too with the checkers. Otherwise I like the fancy ones too. The umbrella with the road is pretty beautiful. That these umbrellas are manual isn’t too big a deal since I am getting these other features. You have a great umbrella reference site and I am bookmarking so I can always reference it, well done!

    • Renata

      Thank you for your kind comment and visiting our page. Great to know you like our suggestions for the best compact umbrellas, we do our best to choose the best one from our supplier, tested by enough count of former customers already. Anyway, we are here and the offer will increase definitely, so do not hesitate to come from time to time to check our offer. All the best

  • Seth

    Hey Renata, thanks so much for the beautiful piece on umbrellas. I think that I will opt for the big and compact umbrella with strong metal frame skeleton for maximum protection against windy rain. For me, the fact that it can accommodate two persons should be the best choice. 
    You see, I have had the experience of carrying a small compact umbrella ending being soaked in the rain. Thanks again for the nice review. 

    • Renata

      Hello Seth,
      You are very welcome, it was our pleasure to recommend the best compact umbrellas we have found on the internet. You are right – to have some compact, but big one and wind resistant – this is really a hit! Hopefully, we have shown you some you will like and buy in the end. In case of any further question in relation to the offered umbrellas, do not hesitate to send us the message. All the best

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