It’s April: the season of dodging mysterious gray puddles and struggling to keep your umbrella right-side out. A good umbrella can make navigating the slosh manageable, especially when it’s windproof and compact. This Teflon-coated Repel travel umbrella gets high marks from nearly 26,000 five-star reviewers, like this one: “Marty Poppins (Mary’s cousin) would be proud to own this heavy-duty, rain-repellent, truly automatic umbrella.” Many point out that it’s “virtually windproof,” and that it held up through “gusty wind on the second floor of the Eiffel tower.” It also gets a Strategist stamp of approval: When Strategist editor Maxine Builder tried out the umbrella on a day that was more windy than wet, “the fabric barely fluttered even as I walked directly into the wind,” she says. “And I had no concerns about the umbrella flipping inside out or straining.” She adds that it’s easy to open and close with the press of a button and comfortably fits in a backpack. Currently, it’s 38 percent off on Amazon, bringing the price down to just $20.
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