10 Best Umbrellas To Buy In 2022 For Australia’s Rainy Season

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10 Best Umbrellas To Buy In 2022 For Australia’s Rainy Season

If you’re sick of binning broken umbrellas that give up at the first drop of rain, check out the best designer and budget models on the market.

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I ask very little from my umbrellas and yet still past models have done nothing but disappoint.

Is it too much to ask for an umbrella that doesn’t fail you in the middle of a downpour?

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To avoid wrangling with a soggy mess of metal and fabric, I’ve scoured the internet for the brands that loyal users swear by.

No more cursing your umbrella in the rain, guaranteed.

BEST UMBRELLA OVERALL

Lejorain 54 inch Large Umbrella, Amazon Australia, from $36.54

Whether you fancy something bright and playful or chic and subdued, there’s an umbrella for every budget and style, with options that keep UV rays off as well as rain.

We’ve gone hunting to find the best umbrella overall and our pick is this one from the brand Lejorain, available at Amazon.

With prices starting at just $36.54, this large umbrella won’t blow your budget. There’s loads of colours and prints to choose from, so you can pick one that suits your personal style.

It promises be windproof, with an automatic open and close for convenience. It also promises to protect at least two people – but that doesn’t mean it sacrifices on portability. It folds down into a compact size and is still super lightweight.

If you don’t want to take our word for it, take a read through the 1,000 five-star reviews. It’s been described as being “durable, reliable” and “worth the purchase”

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BEST PORTABLE UMBRELLA

Oroton Logo Small Umbrella, $69.95

If you’re looking for a chic and stylish umbrella that doesn’t sacrifice on functionality, you may want to spend your cash on the Oroton umbrella. The water resistant fabric is printed on a gorgeous monochromatic print that’ll brighten any rainy day.

It offers a wooden handle and a push button release and closure for extra convenience.

The Oroton umbrella range is Best Of Editor Edwina’s personal favourite.

“I had my first one for around five years before it carked it. Now I’m onto my second one and I’ve got zero complaints.”

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BEST WINDPROOF UMBRELLA
BLUNT Coupe Umbrella, THE ICONIC, $129

This patented and trademarked design has been engineered to withstand the strongest winds – up to 115 kilometres an hour. That alone is enough to get most adding-to-cart. Imagine no more having to angrily bin a broken brollie in the middle of a downpour and this brilliant model also weighs a mere 430 grams and comes in several colours. Best of all? BLUNT comes with a global two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

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BEST AUTOMATIC UMBRELLA

Samsonite Windguard Auto Open/Close Umbrella, Amazon Austalia, $32.36 (down from $45.20)

So you’re juggling a million things at once and it just started pouring down rain – you need an automatic umbrella to get your covered fast.

The automatic umbrella from Samsonite is a great pick as it offers a quick button release and a windguard canopy.

Five star reviewers on Amazon have described it as being “compact and solid”, commenting on the fact that it “opens with a push of a button and collapses again with the push of a button … very well built.”

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BEST COMPACT UMBRELLA
Shelta UPF50 Canopy Auto Open Mini, Myer, $34.95

Protection from sun and rain? Sign me up. Designed for Australia’s unique climate conditions, this compact model from Shelta is lined with UPF50-resistant material, ensuring that neither rain or harmful rays reach you.

Highly-rated for quality and value, one five-star reviewer will even use this umbrella on sunny days, saying, “Without having sunscreen on, I feel safe knowing I’m protected on hot days with my umbrella over me … it easily fits into my handbags too. I can’t be outside in the sun now without it!”

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BEST GOLF UMBRELLA
Optima Double Canopy Solar Golf Umbrella, Rebel Sport, $49.99

For those who take their weekly golfing sessions seriously, come hail or shine – yes, father-in-law, I’m talking about you – it’s hard to go past this top-rated golf umbrella from Optima. It has a huge double canopy, is sturdy enough to withstand high winds and also offers UV protection when standing on the green. It also has an auto press button for opening and closing.

Highly-rated for comfort, quality, performance, ease of use, durability and features, you’ll find many a glowing five-star review for this model, including one titled, “One Umbrella To Rule Them All”.

“This is the biggest umbrella I’ve ever owned. It can cover me my wife and child with ease,” it starts. “It’s also sturdy enough to withstand a cyclone of torrential downpour.”
“If you are sick of wasting money on cheap umbrellas, get this one.”

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BEST TRANSPARENT UMBRELLA

Birdcage Clear Dome Transparent Umbrella – Clear, Catch, $29.99

Now you may be asking yourself … what’s the point of a clear umbrella? Well if you know it’s going to rain on a special event – think a wedding, photo shoot or birthday party – a transparent umbrella is a great idea because it won’t distract from your gorgeous outfit. Imagine taking wedding photos in the rain and all you can see is a big black umbrella. We love the look of these clear dome ones from Catch, and they’re also pretty affordable at just $30 a pop.

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BEST DESIGNER UMBRELLA
Kingsman + London Undercover Umbrella, Mr Porter, $450

Fans of the Kingsman: The Secret Service film will likely recognise this stylish umbrella as one of the many handsome props the cast carried throughout. Now an official line of umbrellas created by the franchise and English label, London Undercover, this is perhaps the most elegant of the lot. Featuring a traditional check print and chestnut wood handle and shaft, it’s the ideal rain accessory for the discerning style set.

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BEST UMBRELLA FOR KIDS

Penny Scallan Umbrella, Myer, $24.95

Penny Scallan is known for creating adorable umbrellas for kids, offering a variety of prints. Just a few of the styles available at Myer right now include a rainbow days, loopy llama and dino rock.

There’s a bunch of five-star reviewers commenting on how it’s such a “great umbrella for kids” and how they are a “great size, great quality, easy to use and safe for children.”

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Disney Kids Umbrella, Amazon Australia, from $28.22

With an average customer rating of 4.7 out of 5, it’s safe to say this is one of the more popular options when it comes to finding an umbrella for your child. Offering a range of playful designs in Disney inspired prints, your child is not going to complain about holding this umbrella in the pouring rain.

The push/pull handle opens and closes the umbrella and promises to be easy to use, especially for little kids.

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