Spring is almost here. For us, that means a lot of rain. After all, “April showers bring May flowers.” Now is the time to stock up on rainy weather gear—most notably, umbrellas. Good news! WIRED-tested umbrella brand Weatherman is offering 25 percent off select styles and colors through April 1.
Below, we’ve highlighted deals on our favorite Weatherman umbrellas—all of which are some of our favorite umbrellas in our best umbrella guide. We’ve also included a few other umbrella deals from other brands along with other rainy weather gear. For more options, check out our best rain jackets guide.
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After spending almost two years testing Weatherman umbrellas, we can confidently say that the brand offers the best quality for the money. You also get a lifetime warranty on purchases from the company’s website, which means it will repair any damage or replace the umbrella.
The Travel Umbrella is our favorite umbrella. It can open and close automatically (making it easy to fit multiple items while you’re using it), it’s strong and durable, and it dries quickly. With a 38-inch canopy, it’s a one-person umbrella, but it’s compact and lightweight. You can store the Bluetooth tracker in an included zip pouch, which is handy for those who tend to lose their umbrella often.
If the aforementioned umbrella is too small, go for The Stick. In addition to a large, 44-inch, canopy, it also has a large canopy to better protect you from the rain. It resists strong winds by letting it flow through the tiled roof. Like a travel umbrella, a stick features an automatic open feature at the push of a button, but you have to close it manually.
If you’re looking for an umbrella that’s a little smaller than The Stick, but has more capacity, this is a great option. With a 40-inch canopy, it’s comfortable for travel but just as resistant to high winds, and you can squeeze another person under you. It has automatic open feature and manual close.
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WIRED Reviews Editor Julian Choctaw says this is his favorite umbrella, especially because it’s lightweight (1 pound), wide and stylish. The 46-inch curtain comfortably covers two people and the Portuguese cork handle feels great to hold and is smooth to open and close by hand. It comes in a variety of fun colors including pink, yellow, teal and red.
It’s not the biggest discount, but if you want an umbrella that looks good as well, this is our top pick. Made of polyethylene, eight fiberglass ribs and steel rods, it can withstand strong winds and heavy rain. The roof’s 38-inch diameter is enough to protect yourself and your bag. And, because it’s clear, it won’t block your vision when you’re under it.
This was already our favorite affordable rain jacket, and now it’s on sale again. We recommend it especially for travel or daily walks. Features a high quality laminated waterproof, recycled nylon, vent pit zip, weatherproof center zip and an adjustable, packable hood. It’s also stitched to help keep water out. This jacket dropped to $45 in January, but this is still a solid deal.
The Whistler Windbreaker earned an honorable mention for its design details in our guide to the best rain jackets. The lightweight jacket has a durable water repellent (DWR) application and self-healing HyloTech fabric to prevent water from penetrating the jacket. So, if you find small holes in the fabric, you can easily patch it by rubbing it with your finger.
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