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Our Favorite Umbrellas Are on Sale

Spring is almost upon us, which means we're about to see a lot of rain. “April showers bring May flowers,” after all. It's time to stock up on rainy-weather gear—most importantly, umbrellas. Good news! WIRED-tested umbrella brand Weatherman is offering 25 percent off on select styles and colors until April 1.

Below, we've highlighted the discounts on our favorite Weatherman umbrellas—which are some of our favorite umbrellas overall in our Best Umbrellas guide. We've also included a few other umbrella deals from other brands, along with other rainy-weather apparel. For more options, check out our Best Rain Jackets guide.

Best Weatherman Umbrella Deals

After spending almost two years testing Weatherman's umbrellas, we can confidently say the brand offers the best quality for the money. You'll also receive a lifetime warranty with your purchase from the company's site, which means it will fix any damages or replace the umbrella for you.

Weatherman The Travel Umbrella for $51 ($18 off)

The Travel Umbrella is our favorite umbrella. It can automatically open and close (making it easy to juggle multiple items while using it), it's sturdy and durable, and it dries quickly. With a 38-inch canopy, it's a one-person umbrella, but it’s compact and lightweight. You could store a Bluetooth tracker in the included zipper pouch, which is useful for those who tend to lose their umbrellas often.

Weatherman The Stick Umbrella for $63 ($21 off)

If the aforementioned umbrella is too small, go for The Stick. In addition to a larger, 44-inch, canopy, it has a big arced dome to shield you better from the rain. It resists strong winds by letting them flow through its vented canopy. Like the Travel Umbrella, The Stick features an automatic open feature with the push of a button, but you'll have to close it manually.

Weatherman The Collapsible Umbrella for $55 ($19 off)

This is a great option if you're looking for an umbrella that's a bit smaller than The Stick but is just as capable. With a 40-inch canopy, it's more travel-friendly but has the same ability to withstand high winds, and you can squeeze someone else underneath with you. It has an automatic-open feature and manual close.

Other Great Deals on Umbrellas and Rain ApparelCertain Standard The Large Umbrella for $60 ($15 off)

WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu says this is his favorite umbrella, particularly because it's lightweight (1 pound), spacious, and pretty. The 46-inch canopy covers two people comfortably and the Portuguese cork handle feels nice to hold, and it feels smooth to manually open and close. It comes in a variety of fun colors including pink, yellow, teal, and red.

ShedRain Clear Bubble Umbrella for $20 ($5 off)

This isn't the biggest discount, but if you want a see-through umbrella that also looks cute, this is our top pick. Made of polyethylene, eight fiberglass ribs, and a steel shaft, it holds up well against strong winds and heavy rainfall. The canopy's 38-inch diameter is large enough to protect both yourself and a backpack. And, since it's clear, it won't block your vision while you’re under it.

REI Co-op Rainier Rain Jacket for $60 ($40 off)

This was already our favorite affordable rain jacket, and now it's on sale again. We particularly recommend it for traveling or casual day hikes. It packs high-quality laminate waterproofing, recycled nylon, venting pit zips, a weatherproof center zip, and an adjustable, packable hood. It's also seam-taped to help keep water out. This jacket dipped to $45 in January, but this is still a solid deal.

Whistler Windbreaker for $99 ($26 off)

Whistler's Windbreaker received an honorable mention in our Best Rain Jackets guide for its design details. The lightweight jacket has a durable water-repellent (DWR) application to keep water from soaking the jacket as well as a HiloTech fabric that's self-repairing. So if you get any tiny holes in the fabric, you can patch them by simply rubbing it with your fingertips.

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