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Rain-Mate Compact Travel Umbrella Review: Best Windproof

Its strong metal frame, three-fold chrome-plated metal shaft, and nine-rib fiberglass construction makes it the best windproof umbrella.

Rain-Mate umbrella

Rain-Mate umbrella

Its reinforced fiberglass ribs make its canopy resistant to strong winds. Also, with its fail-safe technology, the ribs hardly break when the canopy gets inverted.

  • Brand: Rain-Mate
  • Asin: B08N4LV67W
  • Color: Red
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Rain-Mate Compact Travel Umbrella Review: Best Windproof - by , July 17, 2021
4.3/ 5stars

Evaluation

This is a good buy if looking for a lightweight that doesn't compromise on function. With its nine-rib fiberglass construction, it can withstand the strongest winds.

Pros

  • Sturdy construction
  • Compact design

Cons

  • Faulty automatic opening and closing mechanism
4.2/5 1
Overall
Construction
4.5
Opening mechanism
4
Portability
4
Value for money
4.5

The details

If you’re an avid backpacker or love traveling you want a light, windproof umbrella in hand. Rain-Mate’s windproof umbrella is an excellent buy as it has a small, compact design that makes it easy to pack it with other travel essentials.

Construction

What stands out about its construction is its windproof design. Unlike other umbrellas with six or eight aluminum ribs, the Rain-Mate is reinforced with nine fiberglass ribs that make the canopy wind-resistant. When coupled with its fail-safe flip technology, the umbrella is virtually indestructible from strong gusts of wind. Its all-metal shaft and frame provide unrivaled stability and strength, keeping your umbrella intact during such severe weather conditions.

Opening mechanism

Rain-Mate does away with the traditional opening and closing mechanism. Its button on the frame has an automatic opening and closing mechanism that provides an easy one-hand operation.

Portability

The Rain-Mate Compact umbrella comes in a tiny size that makes it appealing to travelers. You can store it in a backpack, briefcase, or purse and forget about it. What’s more, since it weighs a pound and is 12 inches long, it doesn’t take up much space in your bag. Despite its tiny size, the canopy stretches up to 42 inches providing adequate coverage.

Value for money

The umbrella is reasonably priced for its features. While it competes comparatively well with similar umbrellas, its lifetime replacement policy is a huge bonus.

Final verdict

Having tested this umbrella on a windy (60 mph) day, we can conclude that it’s a pretty solid buy. It doesn’t budge despite its lightweight construction. However, we experienced some difficulty with its opening and closing mechanism as it would occasionally get stuck.

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