How to choose your new fancy umbrella


A lot of people use their umbrellas without more meaning than just protection from the rain. However, they probably are not aware of how much a colourful and beautiful umbrella could light up their rainy morning.

Or, just to have an umbrella, that is unbroken, can protect you and your clothes from the rain and wind could really make your day better. We are here to help you to choose the right one!


We agree with you, that such an ordinary product as umbrella obviously is, should not require so much of a decision-making process.

But, have you ever stood before the umbrella offering in the shop and thought to yourself: “What kind/size/colour should I pick? What if it is going to be broken as soon as it comes to contact with strong wind? I do not want to waste my money and get poor quality product but still, I do not want to spend a lot of money for just an umbrella”.

stylish umbrellas

And here we come with great news! You can buy a beautiful, quality rain umbrella, which resists the wind and rainstorm, and will protect you and your clothes perfectly – and as a bonus – you will look forward to the rain so you can use your super cool, quality umbrella! Feeling excited? So we are!


As you start to pick your new umbrella, first you should ask yourself what the purpose of the product will be. Do you need a big umbrella, which can cover you and your children at the same time, or just a small one, like a pocket umbrella?

Would you appreciate coloured models, or are you practical person, who only needs a plain one, but requires as much quality as possible? Or maybe you would like to have your umbrella as a fashion accessory and so you are looking for designer rain umbrella?

This is the part where we would Ike to help you by allowing deeper insight into the umbrella world – let´s move further to the 2 basic kinds of rain umbrellas:


Full-size umbrella

Big umbrellas or full-size umbrellas have the power to cover your very properly from the rain, resist the wind and could cover a second person who walks by you. Normally, this umbrella is heavier than the smaller ones, and it is suitable for longer walking in the rain.

The reason is simple – you cannot stash it in your bag or backpack, but rather you have to hold it in your hands, and that´s why these are very unpractical. But, if you want to, free from taint, use it only for going from the house to the car or for the distance between your home and work, this would definitely be a great choice!

Compact, pocket or small umbrellas, have the opposite advantage of the full-size umbrellas. They are very practical during rainy days as you can hide them easily.
They weigh less than the larger ones. However, this could cause them to be broken during strong wind and such umbrella do not cover the second person very easily.  Therefore their protecting function is not very reliable.
Mini light pocket umbrella

However, the benefit of compact umbrellas is worth considering. You can definitely choose some that is a great compromise to having both – being compact and yet a very quality umbrella that will protect you, all in one.

Which one is the best? You can find out in our post about top 5 compact umbrellas. Let’s summarize the cons and pros of the full-size and compact umbrellas:

cons and pros for compact and full-size umbrellas


Under the two basic kinds, there are also other types of rain umbrellas such as golf and bubble umbrellas. Let´s see, what those types are all about and what their advantages are:

golf umbrella


Have you ever seen some golf tournament as The Masters? When it rains, they use big umbrellas to cover the caddy and the player (and sometimes the golf bag, as well).

Those umbrellas are very quality, specially constructed to resist stark wind, and have a very large canopy, that is perfect for 2 people to be sufficiently protected against wind and rain. Also, they have an ergonomic handle and most of the time are fully-automatic.

They are not only useful during golf play, but also in other sports, which are usually performed outdoors and therefore could be affected by sudden weather change. And, of course, you can use it as a family umbrella, which can protect you, your partner, and a child if you choose a really big golf umbrella.

The pros for such kinds are quite similar to the big umbrellas: they offer very reliable protection from rain and wind and as mentioned above – they can very easily cover a second person. Cons are quite obvious  – their weight makes them not suitable for long walking, and also they cannot be hidden easily.

transparent bubble umbrella


Currently very popular type, bubble umbrellas serve to protect the whole head of the user. Is very common for this kind to be transparent. It keeps hair dry, which is very important in case of going to a party or other events (or to work, of course) and also looks very fancy and stylish.

Women, especially young women, may find these very suitable. The design offer is quite large – about the same as the design of other big umbrellas.

Among the pros are the fact they can protect your whole head and are also very stylish. Often, they are not as heavy as normal big umbrellas due to less heavy construction. The cons are they could not protect a second person and it is also not easy to hide them in back or backpack.


Now you have chosen your ideal type of umbrella, the last and most the fun step is to choose the one with the right design. If you need a plain, black umbrella, then probably the price and the delivery time will be only considered for your final choice.

Fancy umbrella

But in case, you came here to choose a more colourful design, you will have a quite hard time choosing only one option, as we are offering many beautifully designed umbrellas.

But, we believe you will enjoy the umbrella gallery we have on our website and your final choice will brighten your day. This is our goal!

In case, you would like to ask for help during your search for an ideal fancy umbrella, kindly leave us your comment below and we will be happy to help!

Again, we wish you a pleasant search for the ideal umbrella.






  • Nuttanee

    It is so hard to find the right umbrella for me. My 3 important factors that I need in it are durability, compact size and functionality. I live in NYC and I have to walk everywhere, the traffic is always bad so I am better off walking around or taking the MTAs (Subway or Bus). What I hate the most is when the wind flipped my umbrella the other side and broke it. I love the size of the compact one but I love the bubble umbrella, why can’t I just have them both in one lol sorry for ranting. Thank your suggestion on the pocket umbrella, they look perfect for my lifestyle, maybe not for the wind but they are small enough for me to just leave one in my bag and be ready for the rain. Thanks.

    • Renata

      Hello Nuttanee,

      Thank you for your kind comment. I absolutely believe that in NY it has to be hell in rainy days. We will do our best to help you find the right umbrella so you won’t  need to pick whether some pocket one or windproof umbrella. Hopefully you will visit our website from time to time so search for new products. Wish you all the best and thank you again for visiting my page.


  • mohammadahm1

    After reading your article i have benefited greatly. You discuss in your article about how to choose new fancy umbrella. I mean you talk in your article about best umbrellas quality. You provide many tecnic that i find best umbrella. That’s really awesome. After reading your article i have learned in this topics clearly. So, Thank you very much for sharing your article.               

    • Renata


      Thank you so much for your kind comment, glad to give you more insight to umbrella world. Hopefully you will come to my website from time to time to check our offer.

      Have a nice day.


  • Jenny

    I never knew what bubble umbrellas were called! Thanks for that. 😀 

    The last umbrella I bought was supposed to be high-quality but was destroyed after the first – admittedly, kind of strong – wind. That’s why I decided to do some research first, this time. 

    I liked the blue bubble umbrella – I saw that there are more colours, but blue is my favourite, so… It’s kind of transparent so that I can see the rain, but not get wet from it. That’s a win-win! Thank you very much!

    • Renata

      Hello Jenny,

      I absolutely agree with you, the bubble umbrellas looks so good and stylish and also look stronger than normal small umbrellas. Small ones could be very easily broken in strong wind, even when the sellers saying their umbrella resist even the hurricane. That’s why we are offering umbrellas with mostly 5 stars feedback so the former buyers already tried it and know whether the quality is as described by the sellers.

      Thank you for your time to visit our page and write a comment and wish you all the best.


  • Kohl

    Nice article! Umbrellas are so important, no one wants to be stuck when it’s raining (especially pouring) with nothing to do but get soaked, haha. Having the right size umbrella is so important because I am sure we all remember those times when there are two people and one person always ends up getting the short end of the stick! The compact umbrellas look really cool in the fact that it takes up little space while still being able to get the job done! 

    • Renata


      Thank you for stepping by and your kind comment! You are absolutely right, I have seen such situations as well that during rain one of the person under the umbrella was not really covered and got wet therefore. That’s why we will offer as much practical and stylish umbrellas as possible or recommend them at least. We will do our best to pick the best ones so such situations won’t happen to our customers:).

      Thank you again for stepping by and have a nice day!


  • Cathy

    Some of my longer lasting umbrellas are the full-sized ones. I have one in the car and they are very practical for heavy rains which is what we get here all the time. My compact umbrella which I keep inside my bag doesn’t last as long, unfortunately. The wireframe is flimsy, the fabric becomes less durable after many occasions of foldings and it’s only good for small drizzles. I definitely prefer full-sized over compact for practical purposes.

    • Renata

      Hello Cathy,

      Thank you very much for your comment. I absolutely understand the reason you prefer the full-sized umbrella, they are usually more reliable. I believe we can also recommend some compact umbrellas, which could also resist stronger wind and rains, so hopefully you will find one on our websites.

      Thank you for stepping by and have a nice day!


  • Derek Marshall

    I do have an umbrella. Where it rains a lot for half the year (monsoon). And horribly windy..Some of what I see locally are just too flimsy!.

    I do like the idea that the Vietnam government brought in – all Umbrellas must have a road safety reflective exterior to aid in visibility.

    Not something we think about when buying an umbrella, but definately something to consider.

    • Renata

      Hello Derek,

      Thank you for stepping by and your kind comment. This is very interesting about the new Vietnamese law indeed. Maybe we find such umbrellas and start to recommend it in our website.

      Have a nice day and thank you.

      Bye Renata

  • Dave Sweney

    I have bought so many umbrellas over the years for myself, family members, and even for friends (gifts). This is an accessory that never gets old for people, as it is something that will be used and appreciated. Over the practical side of them, the quality, design, and colors come into play. This is where this article comes in…

    You have laid out the different designs that are out there, then covered the uses each may have, and finally, you have referred us to places to secure the ones that we may like on your website gallery. I like the one-stop shop way you put all this together for us.

    Conveniently, on the right side of the page, I see the many different versions to go look at, and I did take the liberty of looking at a few. They are lovely and you have gone out of your way to add ones that are unique and durable, and they all would make lovely gifts.

    I have a couple of umbrellas that I have my eye on for purchase through your links, and I thank you for pointing me in the right direction. This was a light-hearted and fun post to read through, and looking at all the varieties of umbrellas out there with the super designs cheered me up today. Thanks! 

    • Renata

      Dear Dave,

      Thank you for your kind comment, this is what we are hoping when we start to create this siite – to offer unique and stylish umbrellas and do our recommendation about which are the best. Hopefully you visit our site from time to time to check all the new umbrellas, raincoats and rain boots we would recommend and maybe, one day, we will recommend something suitable for you as well.

      Thank you again for stepping by and your supportive comment, we really appreciate it!

      Have a nice day!


  • Dominic

    Thank you so much Renata for bringing up this umbrella picking guide. Sad news for my automatic umbrella, coz’ it got hit and broken by strong winds while I was passing by tall buildings. I’m worrying right now, does it mean whenever I pass the same building and the wind strikes, I’ll always break my umbrellas?

    I’m about to pick an umbrella for myself and as always, I would go for the compact ones (but automatic). Do you know of durable brands of compact umbrellas that could withstand strong winds? If you have an idea, would it be costly for someone who has a decent budget?

    • Renata

      Hello Dominic,

      Thank you for stepping by and your time to write a  comment. We can recommend you one of our umbrellas we offer, which, per the reviews of the customers, is folding/pocket umbrella, fully automatic and due to material used it should resist stronger winds so should be more resisted than other small, pocket umbrellas – you can find it here: We believe the compromise could be found anytime, just so many people do not have much time for long search of the ideal umbrella – so here we are to help.

      Thank you again for your kind comment and have a nice day!

      Bye Renata

  • Touhidur Rahman

    Hi Renata

    I like your review about to choose new fancy umbrella. It’s a important topic to choose right umbrella for a various purposes. I really like the bubble umbrella colour but I like pocket or compact size of umbrella’s. So I buy the pocket umbrella because it is easy bear it with me. And I loved it’s durability and also for this kind of promising product. Thanks for the article.

    • Renata


      Thank you for stepping by and your kind comment, hopefully we will recommend some suitable umbrella for you as well. As our offer will increase in next days we recommend you to come also later on to our website and probably we will have the right solution for you as well.

      Thank you for your time and supporting comment and have a nice day.


  • Akshay

    That’s an awesome article. Actually, I was about to skip this post, as it seems to general to me. But I was stopped by seeing some new pics of umbrella. Your post has enhanced my knowledge on umbrella. It is essential for me as I live in a rainy city. 

    Your analysis is in depth. You have covered different types of umbrellas that I have never heard about before. I’m sure this article will educate many people with as simple thing as umbrella, yet very essential daily use product. 

    Thanks a lot for sharing this useful information. 

    • Renata

      Dear Akshay,

      Thank you for your comment and stepping by. This is what our website is about – to educate people about different types of umbrellas and give them better insight what is possible to buy on the internet and which types could suit them best. This is what we like to offer to our visitors and hopefully we will:). In the next days our offer will be much higher. Hopefully you will come back to our site later on and maybe choose the best umbrella for you.

      Have a nice day and again thank you for your time to leave kind comment!

      All the best


  • Antonio

    Hi Renata

    As I live in England and in a spot that has 12 reservoirs, then I really appreciate a good umbrella to protect me from the frequent downpours and showers.  Although at the moment it has not been raining much, as we have had 4 seasons of below average rainfall.

    An umbrella that not only looks good but lasts such a long time is really required. I use a traditional large black brolly that works well in downpours, as long as it is not too windy. The problem is it is so difficult to store and you jeep leaving it behind.

    What is your recommendation for a male who live in a wet and windy area?



    • Renata

      Dear Antonio,

      Greetings to UK and thank you for visiting our website. We will have larger offer in close future, however for now we can recommend you very windproof, but still compact umbrella (so it is easy to hide) here It has very good reviews and we believe this could solve your problem with large umbrellas, which you could not hide so easy and with the wind resistance in windy country as UK is.

      Hopefully you will step by in the future to check our actual offer, we will do our best to recommend the best umbrellas.

      Have a nice day and thank you for your kind comment!

      Best regards


  • Pronay Pappu

    Wow! What an excellent article! I really enjoyed and know something more about the umbrella from your post. I also need a perfect, good looking, standard quality umbrella. That saves me from the rain at least 95%. So, I decided to switch to a compact umbrella. I really like this umbrella and it’s suited to my choice.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • Renata


      Thank you for stepping by and your kind comment. Hopefully we will offer what you are searching for, the compact umbrellas are very practical, but need to be reliable too so we will do our best to offer the best ones. Don’t forget to visit our website from time to time to check our newest recommended products.

      Best regards


  • Yenge Eric

    I must say you have answered my question on what kind of umbrella to buy. I am in an African country and right now, the rainy season is beginning and I was doubting if I can get a good umbrella while down here but now I know better. This is exactly what I have been looking for.

    I will go right ahead and check out some to see which one to buy.
    Thank you very much for this educative post and some awesome proposal.

    • Renata


      Thank you for your kind comment, we are so glad we have answered the question you had about the umbrella and wish you a nice time during choosing of your new umbrella! Have a nice day

      Bye, Renata

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