6 High-Tech Umbrellas

Springtime showers are much more bearable when you have the right technology to help keep you dry.

1

Senz Umbrella

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This compact canopy with an odd shape (which makes it aerodynamic) is lightweight and easy to store—and won’t blow inside out in a strong gust of wind.

To buy: $40; amazon.com.

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2

Hi-Reflective Umbrella

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For late-night walks in the rain, the white fabric of this umbrella reflects light from street lamps and car headlights, keeping the user visible to passersby.

To buy: $42; momastore.org.

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3

ShedRain Jumbo Umbrella

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When open, this 54-inch umbrella is large enough for two to fit beneath it, but folds to a manageable size when not in use. It’s quick-drying thanks to a Teflon-coated fabric.

To buy: $38; rei.com.

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4

X1 Pod umbrella

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At only seven inches and less than one pound, the hard-sided carrier mimics that of a sunglasses case. Choose from seven colors and patterns.

To buy: $50, knirps-usa.com.

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5

StudioGrand x Blunt Umbrella

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A must-have for city slickers: This floral rain shield boasts a taut canopy and no sharp points (passersby on the sidewalk will thank you).

To buy: $49; colehaan.com.

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6

Samsonite Windguard Auto Open and Close Umbrella

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The vented, double layer covering helps protect the operator against strong wind gusts, while the automatic open and close function makes it easy to put to use at a moment’s notice.

To buy: $30; amazon.com.

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