Here in Toronto it’s been an especially wet and rainy spring, as well as across many of the eastern provinces. No matter which part of the country you live in, though, Canadian weather can be unpredictable and a good quality umbrella is essential for staying dry.
Many affordable options don’t stand up to the wind test, but one Amazon top pick stands out among other umbrellas available online. The Windproof Travel Umbrella by Repel Umbrella is backed by more than 5,000 five-star reviews on Amazon’s website and has customers raving.
Shoppers love that this umbrella is coated with Teflon for a waterproof finish that quickly dries off and defends against the elements.
“I really like this umbrella! It opens very smoothly, and closes with enough force to shake off a lot of the water,” writes one reviewer. “In general the water beads off this umbrella a lot better than [others] I've owned, so I'm not dripping water everywhere I go.”
It also has a compact, lightweight design that weighs in at under one pound and is easy to carry in backpacks or purses.
“I like that it's compact and easy to take with you, just in case the rain begins to pour,” writes another satisfied customer. “I'd definitely recommend it to anybody looking for a quality product at a very reasonable price.”
At around $27 this may not be the least expensive umbrella on the market but it does have a lifetime warranty to back it up, along with excellent customer service in the event of any mishaps.
“I received the product and after using it on a windy day it ended up bending frontward,” shared one Canadian shopper. “Burlington gets some pretty heavy winds so I don't know if it was just particularly windy that day. After contacting support and explaining the situation to them, they sent me a new one immediately. I really love their customer support.”
SHOP IT: Amazon, $27
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