Repel, uh, repelled the competition to take the crown as our readers’ favorite umbrella, edging out the Blunt Metro. Combining a killer price, teflon-coated fabric, and a lifetime warranty, it truly casts a long shadow.

An umbrella that defies the logic of Mother Nature. 9 resin-reinforced fiberglass ribs. Teflon coated canopy. Dries instantly. Auto Open/Close. Super Portable. Length: 11.5", Weight 15 ounces. The Repel Travel Umbrella goes to extremes to keep you dry.

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All of the Blunt products are designed and crafted with the utmost care and attention to details and quality, ensuring our products meet all the customer’s needs with the state of the art products and exceeding both in the premium quality and innovative functions.

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Our Chelsea Stone has her own recommendation, which fills a niche that neither of our finalists address:

I’ve had many a generic drugstore umbrella get destroyed by raging New York City winds; once one of those things gets flipped inside out, it’s pretty much done for. Finally, I’d had enough, so I invested $20 into one of these clear Totes Bubble umbrellas. The dome shape makes it windproof, and the fact that it’s transparent prevents you from crashing into other damp, irritable New Yorkers. It’s more durable than any other umbrella I’ve ever owned.

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On rainy days, negotiating busy streets while staying protected under your umbrella usually means awkward bumps and run-ins. But totes’ clear-view canopy umbrellas let you see where you’re going so you can navigate crowded sidewalks with ease.

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