best student umbrella

Ultimate guide: how to choose best umbrella for college student

You may remember while being a college student those mornings when you woke up and saw there is a rainstorm outside!? And you knew you need to get up, take your stuff and go to school across large campus…uff, grrr, you know the feeling, right? Therefore we have come with a great post about the best umbrellas for college students!

What is the worst ongoing across a large campus in the rain  – bringing a lot of stuff with you that cannot get wet as well as you don’t want to look like wet chicken when you enter the classroom – therefore read further and find the best umbrella based on our selection!

We can probably agree that wearing some rain jacket is not a bad idea, but to keep you and your stuff dry there is sometimes better to use some reliable umbrella, ideally to be quickly opened without struggling with the opening system.

What if we tell you there is a way to avoid unpleasant rainy situations when you can even get excited when there is rain outside! You can imagine some stylish umbrella, which has a great quality, could cover yourself and your stuff very well and is not expensive at all?

If you choose some of the listed umbrellas, just click on the picture and you will be redirected to the product page, where you can find further product information.

Let‘s now look at the best umbrellas for college student and  we can start right away with one of the unique products you can find on our website:

Led light umbrella

This cool designed umbrella is not only for the night but also for the grey rainy days. The led light umbrella looks very fancy and is very original.

Led light umbrella

It is a long-handled, manual umbrella, very suitable for a quick move from your home to the college. You can choose from 3 designs: pink, blue or transparent.

The plastic handle has flashlight function so if you need to find your keys in the night, it is a great feature! Also, the price is reasonable, you can find this umbrella on Aliexpress for appr. 15 USD incl. shipping.

Colorful bubble umbrella

On our website, you don’t need to wait a long time until you come to the bubble umbrella. Those are very practical and stylish at the same time.

bubble umbrella

If you choose some clear bubble umbrella you have a great through view to the street and great feature is that bubble umbrellas cover the whole head and shoulders!

Due to “dome” shape, it would be very hard to reverse the umbrella in stronger wind, which is definitely a plus. They are mostly long-handled and semi-automatic umbrellas among those types. You can find this umbrella on Aliexpress for appr. 16 USD plus shipping costs.

Luxury women umbrella

For all stylish women, we have a very fancy umbrella on our website. One of the greatest features is that this umbrella can serve as a sun protector as well.

So you can use it during making outdoor picnic (or during studying in the park) and have a great protector against the sun, what a product!

luxury women umbrella

This umbrella is fully-automatic, compacted, and has canopy long enough to protect its user very reliably. There are 3 basic designs to be chosen from, you can have this umbrella for appr. 18 USD on Aliexpress including shipping!

Wind resistant umbrella

Is the campus where you live a really windy place or do you live in a windy area? If so, we have great quality, a windproof umbrella for you for an unbelievable price – 11 USD on Aliexpress including shipping!

Wind resistant umbrella

This umbrella is fully-automatic, has a large canopy so it is also suitable as a sports umbrella or fishing umbrella, and as a plus, it is a compacted umbrella, which means could be easily stashed in the bag or backpack.

Due to 10 steel ribs, it is more windproof than other umbrellas and you can even choose from 2 colors – blue and black. The allover design is very fancy and stylish.

Pocket mini umbrella

This one is really sweet – for women is sometimes very hard to decide which stuff to keep in a small bag or backpack. For those who like small and practical things, we have a great solution – the mini pocket umbrella.

pocket mini umbrella_pink

There are 4 designs to be chosen from, umbrellas are suitable as sun protectors as well, and are non-automatic. Their weight is 245 grams only and in the opening mode, it has 88 cm, which is enough to protect one person from rain.

In the folding mode, it has 18 cm only and it comes with a very stylish case in which it can be stashed into a small bag. The price is also great – appr. 12 USD in Aliexpress including shipping!

Animal’s printed umbrella

Not only the art class students would probably appreciate some interesting printed umbrellas! The one we would like to present is the animal’s printed umbrella with 9 different styles to be chosen from.

Animals printed umbrellaWhether you like the elephant one or another design, this umbrella is really a hit! The reason is that this is not only a very stylish umbrella, but it is a fully-automatic umbrella with a large canopy (108 cm)!

It also has a UV filter so it could serve as a sun protector or a beach umbrella. It also has a plastic handle, is super light-weighted and it comes with a nice, stylish case. You can stash it easily into a bag or backpack. The price is higher, but it worth it due to fantastic and original design – you can have such an umbrella for appr. 26 USD plus shipping costs!

European style umbrella

This umbrella says itself what is the best on it – the clear, dome shape canopy, and very stylish design – you can choose from 2 designs and both have something to do with one of the rainiest countries in the world.

European cities umbrella

But, this umbrella is semi-automatic with a plastic long handle and in the opening mode, it has 120 cm, which means it covers you and your stuff very well!

Even in the wind, you should be happy to have this umbrella as due to the shape it cannot be reversed! The price is very good for the value as you can have it for appr. 16 USD including shipping costs!

Resident Evil umbrella

If you are a fan of this famous movie, you would probably appreciate an umbrella with the movie design.

Very well evaluated by former visitors is this umbrella quality one, you can choose from the manual (but with a user-friendly opening system) and automatic opening system, and also could serve as UV-protector!

Resident Evil umbrella

If you like this item, don’t worry to spend a lot of money as it costs only 15 USD including shipping costs!

Big quality umbrella

If you are a fan of the classic, big umbrellas without a distinct pattern, we have one tip for you – this big, quality umbrella could cover you and your friend reliably, and as a plus, it is a windproof umbrella.

It has 150 cm in the opening mode and it is an even compact umbrella, which has 30 cm in folded position! So, no trouble withholding it when there is no need, just put it into your backpack and that’s it!

big women umbrella

Although it is a non-automatic umbrella, it is very suitable for sports like fishing or hiking.  There are 3 designs to be chosen from – blue, black, and red! The price is great, you can buy it for appr. 15 USD including shipping!

Rainbow umbrella

The last selected umbrella is one of the most popular umbrellas on the market! So colorful and very reliable same time! This umbrella could serve as UV-protector so also a great feature for a picnic in the park!

rainbow umbrella

Rainbow umbrella is non-automatic, due to a lot of metal ribs it protects you against wind and the price of this great product is just 13 USD including shipping costs!

Printed or colorless umbrella? That is the question!

Whether you prefer a printed or colorless umbrella that suits your student‘s life, you can find the right umbrella on our website for sure!

Just keep in mind, it is only up to you in the end which one you choose! Just be careful of the quality (always read the reviews of former visitors).

Whether you want to buy a fully-automatic umbrella, which is more suitable for a student with a full hand – you can just push the button and that’s it, or you would prefer manual umbrella with user-friendly features (and less chance to be somehow broken during opening or closing), is really just up to your decision.

We have tried to recommend such umbrellas that have a manual opening system, but they are evaluated very well by former customers so we know there should not be a problem with opening and closing of such an umbrella.

If you are not much aware of how the opening mechanism work, you can read our article about the manual and fully/automatic umbrellas.

Best student umbrellas

And what about design: the printed umbrellas could make your rainy morning more cheerful, especially if you choose some fancy umbrella, which is the same time windproof, lightweight, and compact.

If you are still a fan of stylish raincoats or rain jackets, you can also check our blog post about the best raincoats and complete your rain gear by buying some practical and same time fancy rainwear!

We hope we have selected the best umbrellas for you and in case of any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us by leaving you to comment below the post. We will be happy to help!

Have a great time and thank you for visiting our website!



  • Henderson

    This is really a good list of umbrellas. I just bought the European styled umbrella which I think is cool seeing that one can use it in the rain and on windy says too. I was caught by the first umbrella in the list, the led umbrella, it looks really stylish with the lights on them. Are they powered by rechargeable or disposable batteries?

    • Renata


      Thank you for your kind comment! The led umbrella is powered by disposable batteries. We also think this one is super cool. You are right, the European styled umbrella is a great item, resistant to rain and wind, and stylish as well. Thank you for stopping by and have a great summer! 

      Bye Renata

  • Claude Langlais

    Hello, Renata, you have a very refreshing site. You give umbrellas a classic touch and your advice on buying a manual umbrella or automatic is very relevant. Prices seem very reasonable. You also offer us all the details we need before buying an umbrella like the size, the weight, the length if they are good in a windy situation, the colors, and the design. If we follow your advise the choice of an umbrella will be much easier.

    • Renata

      Hello Claude,

      What nice words from you, this is the purpose we set when we started creating this website. We really hope it will be helpful for people to find what they are looking for – either the particular umbrella or advice on how to choose the right one. We do and will do our best to fulfil this purpose. Your words are really encouraging and again, thank you for them! We wish a great summer and thank you for stopping by! Bye Renata

  • golftechguy

    I didn’t know that there is such a wide choice of stylish and fashionable umbrella’s. As a keen golfer that would be my default style of umbrella due to the size and features of wind resistance. 

    Do you recommend any umbrellas for us golfers? The only ones available tend to be from the golf equipment manufacturers.

    • Renata

      Hello! Thank you for your kind comment! Yes, we have golf umbrellas selection – you can find it here Golf umbrellas – which are windproof, quite large and strong so should be definitely suitable for golf players and are for reasonable price as well. Thank you for stopping by and have a great summmer! Bye Renata

  • Stella

    All this umbrellas are eye catching. I love a wind resistant umbrella very much. This umbrellas can prevent one from frustration from the heavy wind that can turn the umbrella shade upside down. I like the fact that it is potable and can be slashed into back. My second best choice from this list is the pocket mini umbrella because of it size. I also like the animal printed umbrella because of it’s uv protection. These lists will be of great help while deciding for the type of umbrella we can get.

    • Renata

      Hello Stella,
      Thank you for your kind comment. You are right about the umbrellas you have chosen, those are really great, portable and reliable. The animal printed one is special due to fantastic design and UV protection, so it could be used as the beach umbrella as well. Thank you for stopping by and have a great summer! Bye Renata

  • Jaron Goh

    I usually avoid carrying umbrellas around because of how bulky they are and due to the fact that I like my hands free.  However, I really do like the LED umbrella!  Are these models robust though?  I have had some experience with the metal spokes (is that what you call them) or frame of the umbrella rusting or bending out of shape.  Just an afterthought, it would be interesting considering one with a plastic frame for better longevity.  

    • Renata

      Hi Jaron,
      Thank you for stopping by! The material of led umbrella (skeleton and ribs) are from glass fibre, which means it would be reversed in a really strong wind, but should not be broken right away. So for normal wind and rain, it should serve very well. Plastic frames would not be the ideal solution as those are not such flexible so it could be broken very easily. The metal, iron or glass fibre are the best materials, here depends more on the ribs amount (ideally 10 to be more reliable against stronger wind). Thank you for your kind comment and in case of further question do not hesitate to leave another comment or contact us via chatbox. We are here to help. All the best Renata

  • RoDarrick

    Excellent list of top notch umbrellas for college students and also, circumstances that would warrant the use of different umbrellas. As. A college student myself, stormy or raining seasons are probably the worst times for me to attend school because of cold and other this GS but having an umbrella to befit the situation is always welcomed. I just lost my umbrella to storm during the last winter and I dont want such to occur to me the next time. Nice suggestions you have up here but I will just stick with the big quality umbrella. It’s simple and cool to me

    • Renata

      Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment! The big quality umbrella is a fantastic product, which would serve very well for you, I am sure of that! So this is a great opinion from you and a great choice. Not everyone wants some colored one, of course. I am happy to show you some suitable umbrellas and wish you a nice summer! Bye Renata

  • Heather

    My niece is a college student in Seattle, she’s studying law. In the area where she lives there’s always rain, so she’s constantly changing her umbrellas. Also, she’s complaining that because of severe wind, she has to change her umbrellas very often, as they get broken pretty fast. Out of your list, is there any umbrella you would recommend for its resistance? I’m looking for something more “serious” since she’s studying law, nothing with flower or pinkish patterns. Thanks.

    • Renata

      Hello Heather,
      Thank you for your kind comment! I would definitely recommend this umbrella – Wind resistant umbrella
      as it is wind resistant (10 fibreglass ribs), you can find on the video as well as how it works. Hopefully, your niece will like this one as I do. Thank you for stopping by and in case of any further help needed, do not hesitate to leave us a comment or contact us via chatbox. Bye Renata

  • Ashley

    Hi Renata, thanks for this umbrella guide. I’m a college student myself and umbrellas are a big issue, especially in the autumn (we have a lot more rain here in that period). I actually love colorful patterns and prints, so the bubble umbrella you mentioned is by far my favorite. But I’m also looking for an umbrella that can close, since I want it to fit into my purse. I think I will choose the pocket mini model in the end, maybe I can find something with some colorful prints.

    • Renata

      Hello Ashley,
      Thank you for your kind comment and stopping by! If you are looking for some mini pocket umbrella, we would recommend this one: Pocket flower umbrella or this one Small pocket umbrella as both are mini in the folding mode and are coloured. The second one fits any season, the first one more to spring as due to flower pattern. Hopefully, you will choose some on our website. In case any further assistance needed, leave us a note or contact us via chatbox. Bye Renata

  • Kevin And Jade

    Awesome post!

    I rarely use umbrellas because I live in an unbelievably windy place and the number of umbrellas I’ve killed due to high winds is so just too high. I thought I’d be better off with a coat and a hood. It never even occurred to me to check if there are windproof umbrellas. I’m gonna have to try it myself and see how it goes. Does it have a maximum wind speed limit (you know, before it breaks)?

    • Renata

      Thank you for your kind insight! Yes, there are some strongly windproof umbrellas on the market, we personally recommend this one: Wind resistant umbrella – as in the video you can see it could resist a strong wind as well. Unfortunately, there is no such information about the maximum wind speed before it breaks. But, if we can advise – if the umbrellas have 10-12 ribs, it should be quite resistant. We understand your problem with the broken umbrellas so hopefully, you will find some really resistant on our website e.g. the one we have recommended. Have a great summer and thank you for stopping by! Bye Renata

  • Feochadan

    This is a great comparison of the many umbrella types that can be chosen from.  Although I don’t go to college, I could still use one or two (or MORE!) of these!

    Umbrellas have come a long way.  I can’t count the number of times an umbrella has been turned inside out by the wind on me.  Its good to see that several varieties are resistant to this.  I especially like the bubble umbrella that would easily cover a person’s head, shoulders and the top of the backpack.  The UV resistant ones would especially be useful when outside under the glaring sun.  The parasol of the future!

    My only problem now is which one to choose!

    • Renata

      Thank you for stopping by! The bubble umbrellas are fantastic products, we absolutely agree with your opinion! And using them as parasols is a good idea too, it does not look weird and it covers you from the sun very well. The classic umbrellas could be used as parasols as well, but the large ones look weird when you use it e.g. during walking through the city. Hopefully, you will choose on our website your ideal umbrella and in case of any further assistance needed, do not hesitate to contact us via comment or chat box. All the best! Renata

  • Stella

    Yes, umbrellas are very useful.  However, I have a little problem; 

    I alway end up losing them!  Somebody needs to invent a mini umbrella that also serves as a key ring so you definitely will never lose it…

    As your post is all about the different types of umbrellas out there, it would be useful to find someone who could invent the umbrella that you ‘never lose’ don’t you think?

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Renata

      Dear Stella,
      Thank you for visiting our website! The idea of the key-ring umbrella is absolutely great! I agree there is this problem with losing them quite on regular bases, especially for younger people and kids so this would solve the problem. Hopefully, some producers come with such a solution quite soon. Thank you for this great insight and have a great summer!
      Bye Renata

  • Jack Leishman

    I didn’t realise I had been umbrella shopping all wrong. So many styles and colours. I have a rough idea of what I’m looking for when buying the next umbrella. You have made my old boring umbrella get hung up and swapped with a fun colourful new shiny one 😁

    Thank you so much you put some colour into my like 


    • Renata

      Hello Jack,
      Good to hear we gave you another tip of the possible umbrellas you could buy! The colourful ones are very nice, just be aware to get some quality, stronger one, which could also resist the wind. But, still, we have a large selection of the umbrellas, which could make your rainy days more cheerful! Have a great summer and thank you for visiting our website! Bye Renata

  • alexbdinos

    Your umbrellas are fun,  high tech and are artistic. reading about them was interesting gave warm feeling as each  of those umbrellas has there purpose is cool. The animal print with elephant captured me the most as it is animals are tradition here in Africa its my favourite one of them all.

    • Renata

      Thank you for your kind comment! We agree the animal’s printed umbrella is so cool, especially the elephant one! It is also important to choose wisely the one, which suits your need – whether you live in a windy country or just as parasol or summer rains, all depends. Luckily we are offering different style and purpose umbrella. Thank you for stopping by and have a great summer! Bye Renata

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