This bestselling Teflon-coated umbrella is ‘truly windproof’ and down to $27

The sun is showing its face more and more — but only between those pesky April showers. Don’t want to get soaked? The bestselling Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella might be your spring-shower savior. Thousands of Amazon shoppers snagged this umbrella just this month, and you can get it for as low as $27 on sale. Not impressed by that price? Reviewers say it will last for years.

Why is this a good deal? 💰

A long-lasting umbrella is something of a unicorn, but this one has a reputation for durability. It goes on sale only occasionally, and we don’t expect the price to drop any further until late summer — when the bulk of stormy weather is behind us. 

Why do I need this? 🤔

The Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella’s major claim to fame is its Teflon finish — the outside is treated with a nonstick coating so raindrops bounce off the umbrella instead of soaking through it. The Teflon coating also blocks UV rays, so you can use it in the sun as a parasol. 

It opens with just the touch of a button — a handy feature when clouds suddenly burst! It’s also made with nine resin-reinforced fiberglass ribs, making it windproof, not just waterproof — a feature shoppers appreciate.

Despite its robust construction, this umbrella is a compact 11.5 inches long and weighs under 1 pound. That means it will fit in most bags or backpacks, so you can keep it handy for unexpected storms.

This umbrella isn’t just like Teflon — it is Teflon, with a coating that repels water even in fierce downpours. (Amazon)

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What reviewers say 💬

This top-rated essential has nearly 55,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, so you know it’s a better pick than those convenience store umbrellas you buy in desperation.

Pros 👍

“Sturdy and compact,” wrote a rave reviewer. “We traveled to New York City with four of these umbrellas. Easy to pack, as so compact. There was heavy rain and downpour in the city and we walked everywhere using these umbrellas. Easy to open and close with one hand and they did not break or easily flip inside out against the wind.”

“Best umbrella I’ve ever owned!” gushed another fan. “I liked it so much I bought two more for my significant other and kid. It truly is windproof. Yes, it can invert, like all umbrellas, but absolutely nothing happens to the joints. It reverts right back without any damage, weakness or compromise to the assembly.”

“I have bought these umbrellas for years and I just bought two more,” said a third happy shopper. “Not because they break, that’s just the thing — they don’t. Ever. For any reason. Instead, I leave them behind for some other fortunate soul to find. The sheer amount of wind that I’ve put these things through is incredible. The other night, I had to put it away during a rainstorm for a few minutes because the wind was so strong I thought I would fly away holding onto it. Even still, not broken.”

Cons 👎

While shoppers love this umbrella for blocking rain and wind, they say there’s still a bit of room for improvement.

“These umbrellas are terrific,” another shopper shared. “The only con is that they are a little heavy, but I do not think they could be lighter and be as tough. It’s nice to be in high wind and not worry about your umbrella breaking!”

“Umbrella is really good,” a final reviewer wrote. “One annoying drawback is that you can’t open the umbrella when it’s closed, but extended. So, you have to close it fully, then press the button to open it.”

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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