12 best umbrella manufacturers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. About selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

It would seem that such a simple product as an umbrella – well, what can be difficult in choosing it? But it was not so: the product is a reliable protector from rain and wind, but only if it is made of high-quality materials and has a solid construction. How do you understand the variety of umbrellas offered by many companies? It is enough to consider a few points and know about reliable brands. This is what will be discussed in our rating of the best.

How to choose an umbrella: some valuable tips

  1. Foldable or awkward? Walking stick (some consider this a non-compact model) or a folding model? What's better? Here, of course, it all depends on personal preference and frequency of use. In the case of a cane, everything is simple: when such a model is closed, the knitting needles are adjacent to the base, while the structure itself does not fold. Due to the simplicity of the design, it is these types of umbrellas that are considered the most durable and reliable, but at the same time they are quite bulky and do not change in size. But folding umbrellas are very compact, comfortable, differ in a variety of designs and colors, which is due to the high demand for such products. Which option to choose is a matter of taste.
  2. Folding type. Speaking of folding models, one cannot but take into account the mechanism of their addition. There are three: mechanics, automatic and full automatic. The first option is reliable, durable, requires manual opening / closing of the umbrella (the risk of breakage is minimal). The semiautomatic device is perhaps the most in demand: the structure opens by pressing a button, it will have to be folded manually. Are there any disadvantages? It depends on how you look at it. Lovers of mechanics may find it not so reliable, and lovers of automation – semi-functional.
  3. The frame is the foundation of the umbrella, without which it will be simply useless. Please take this parameter into account. Modern options are equipped with spokes made of carbon fiber, metal alloys, steel, aluminum. Everything except the last one is considered durable. But if you want the lightest product possible, aluminum is your option.
  4. Knitting needles. The needles must reliably hold the canopy of the umbrella, so durability is their main characteristic. But this is not the only thing. The number of needles is also important to consider. This figure ranges from 5 to 36, but 8-10 are commonly used. This is the optimal amount for a strong, wind-resistant design. Everything that is 'above' is a matter of taste and financial possibilities.
  5. Dome material. The durability of the product as a whole directly depends on how strong and moisture-resistant the dome material will be. So, nylon is the cheapest and least practical option. Polyester – durable, quite dense, moisture resistant. Satin / jacquard – they have a luxurious look, but, initially being not designed for frequent exposure to moisture, they will not last as long as polyester (even when covered with a special moisture-repellent impregnation). Pongee – a blend of polyester and cotton – a new generation material. Nice to the touch, dries quickly after rain, has an unusual silk appearance.

Rating of the best umbrella manufacturers

Nomination a place manufacturer rating
Rating of the best umbrella manufacturers 1 Balenciaga 4.9
2 Pasotti 4.9
3 Blunt 4.8
4 Happy rain 4.8
5 Zest 4.7
6 Fulton 4.7
7 Doppler 4.7
8 Flioraj 4.6
9 Senz 4.5
10 Prize 4.5
11 Three elephants 4.4
12 Trust 4.3

Balenciaga

Rating: 4.9

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The famous French brand specializes in the production of shoes and accessories for men and women. accessories include, of course, an umbrella. The main distinguishing feature of Balenciaga rain products is a strict business style. In production, only high quality fabric is used, a stylish design is selected. All models are distinguished by increased strength, but at the same time they can hardly be called light.

Advantages

  • classic design;
  • ergonomic handle;
  • reliable opening system;
  • price-quality ratio.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Pasotti

Rating: 4.9

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The Italian brand was originally created as a small, family-owned factory. More than half a century after its founding, the brand still adheres to its original operating principle: no competition with the cheap Asian brand. This means that the corporate identity of the Pasotti product is elite. Each year the brand produces a limited number of products, each of which is a sample of the perfect umbrella. Any model is distinguished by sophisticated style, structural strength, restrained colors (even for women), durability. By the way, the models are strictly divided by seasons, so you need to choose carefully.

Advantages

  • exquisite design;
  • frame strength;
  • original handle decor (Swarovski crystals);
  • handmade.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Blunt

Rating: 4.8

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The brand specializes exclusively in the production of umbrellas. The products differ not only in the variety of colors and design features, but also have one original feature, thanks to which the Blunt umbrella is very easy to recognize: the rounded parts of the dome (almost at the tips of the needles). In the same place, the product is reinforced with an additional fabric to avoid rubbing. Unusual shape, bright decor, transparent dome – the Blunt brand will help you stand out in the crowd. Models of all series have a system of radial tensioning of the canopy, which allows to achieve excellent aerodynamic effect – even in extreme conditions, reliable protection from rain / snow is provided.

Advantages

  • reliable construction;
  • stylish design (including cover);
  • brevity of details;
  • a wide range of models;
  • comfortable handle (anti-slip effect);
  • 5-year manufacturer's warranty.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Happy rain

Rating: 4.8

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The company is one of the largest suppliers of umbrellas to 25 European countries. The brand is gradually gaining worldwide fame. By the way, stylish bags are also for the attention of the company's customers: Happy Rain specializes in the production of leather goods that will be an excellent addition to an umbrella. There are models not only for adults, but also for small clients of the company. Connoisseurs of walking together will be able to enjoy spring / summer rain under one umbrella (a collection of walking products for two), and for especially rainy days with gusts of wind, any model from the Rainy Days series will be invaluable.

Advantages

  • ease of construction;
  • universal design;
  • convenient opening mechanism;
  • quality of components.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Zest

Rating: 4.7

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The famous British brand, enjoying well-deserved popularity around the world. The umbrella manufacturer uses exclusively modern and durable materials: satin, polyvinyl, polyester. Among the majority of models, the brand is dominated by fully automatic ones. The frame / spokes of the products are made of aluminum, plastic, fiberglass, wood. For connoisseurs of special strength and lightness, the collection of brand umbrellas presents light models with low weight and more powerful designs – with a reinforced frame.

Advantages

  • the presence of pocket, car models;
  • original drawing, colors;
  • comfortable handle;
  • durable material;
  • anti-wind system.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Fulton

Rating: 4.7

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For more than half a century, the British umbrella manufacturer has been pleased with the consistently high quality of its products, which reliably protect against bad weather. The brand's products are highly valued not only in his homeland, but also around the world. The company offers more than 100 models of umbrellas for every taste and color. In the collection you can find neat small products for children, models for two, powerful designs in 4-5 additions. Reeds deserve special attention: lovers of unusual designs will like models with a double dome, double spokes, etc.

Advantages

  • the presence of lightweight / reinforced structures;
  • transparent umbrellas;
  • models for two;
  • anti-wind system;
  • steel rod.

disadvantages

  • complaints about the flimsy design.

Doppler

Rating: 4.7

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The Austrian umbrella manufacturer is considered one of the best in Europe, delighting consumers with ultra-reliable, incredibly durable products that perfectly protect from wind and rain. The company pays great attention not only to the design of the models, but also to their functionality, so you can choose a suitable umbrella for any season of the year. Men's models are presented in a classic range, all models have a deep dome. Women and children amaze the imagination with a variety of bright colors and stylish accessories. The collection of rain products is dominated by semi-automatic models.

Advantages

  • stylish design;
  • brevity of details;
  • anti-wind system;
  • flexible spokes (do not break from the wind).

disadvantages

  • there are no lightweight and compact models.

Flioraj

Rating: 4.6

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Flioraj umbrellas are created in a cozy art studio with the participation of experienced Italian designers. A distinctive feature of all brand umbrellas is an individually developed design. The dome of the products is treated with a special Teflon impregnation, which not only reliably protects from rain, but also allows you to keep the brightness of the fabric and pattern for a long time. The company likes to combine seemingly incompatible materials in one model (for example, satin and pongee). In the collection, you can choose models with an original design, made in the form of a hexagon with a slightly elongated 'back' part: this will help to reliably protect your back from insidious drops of rain.

Advantages

  • exclusive design;
  • teflon impregnation;
  • frame – anodized steel;
  • original design;
  • rubberized or anti-slip handle.

disadvantages

  • complaints about the flimsy spokes.

Senz

Rating: 4.5

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The company specializes in the production of original umbrellas of unusual design, made in a stylish, laconic design. Most models are dominated by monochrome colors and bright patterns. The special shape of the dome provides reliable eye protection from the bright sun, leaving a comfortable view, and the 'back' part of the umbrella perfectly protects the back from getting wet in the pouring rain. The manufacturer guarantees resistance to storm wind (!). For connoisseurs of aesthetics throughout, Senz offers unusual models from the Van Gogh series dedicated to the work of the great post-impressionist: they are distinguished by an unusual design that embodies the artist's paintings.

Advantages

  • compactness of models;
  • ergonomic design;
  • products that can withstand a strong thunderstorm;
  • anti-wind system.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Prize

Rating: 4.5

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The Prize brand is designed for a category of consumers for whom an umbrella is just a shelter from the rain. Affordable prices and an optimal set of options will suit those who expect only practicality and functionality. The umbrella manufacturer uses fairly inexpensive materials in the manufacture of products – this is important to consider. The lineup is pretty standard. Nevertheless, you can pick up both everyday options and original mini, lightweight designs. Do you want to get an inexpensive umbrella with a reliable design and a comfortable handle? A model from the Prize brand is the best option.

Advantages

  • convenient and simple models;
  • affordable price;
  • reliable steel frame;
  • handle with anti-slip effect.

disadvantages

  • will not protect against rain.

Three elephants

Rating: 4.4

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The only representative of the East in our rating and some other. The Japanese company is quite capable of competing with other umbrella manufacturers. The brand has earned a place of honor in our ranking of the best thanks to its impeccable century-old reputation built on consistently high quality products, originality of model design and surprisingly affordable prices for the luxury category. Exquisite colors, unusual fabric finishing (including by hand), excellent automatic models – this is what the brand can boast of.

Advantages

  • anti-wind system;
  • anti-slip handle;
  • author's collections;
  • use of complex materials (jacquard, polyester with heat treatment – 'wet' effect).

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Trust

Rating: 4.3

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For many years the company has been producing umbrellas that are distinguished not only by high quality, but also by original design. In addition, almost all models of Trust umbrellas have patented structural elements (pusher mechanism, transforming handle, intermediate opening, etc.). All structural components are distinguished by a high level of reliability and, at the same time, are very easy to use. In the presence of reinforced models, consisting of 10 and even 16 spokes, as well as designs in 5 additions. Men's umbrellas are presented in classic colors with the use of massive comfortable handles in the design. Women's umbrellas are striking in the variety of colors and patterns. There are a variety of cane umbrellas in stylish designs and a rainbow umbrella with a reinforced canopy (12 spokes).

Advantages

  • enlarged dome;
  • compactness of models;
  • light options;
  • transparent models;
  • resistance of the structure to strong gusts of wind;
  • classic design with modern elements.

disadvantages

  • abrupt opening in an automatic machine.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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