When I hear the pitter patter of rain tapping on my window pane on a weekday morning, it conjures images of a busy city street filled with open rain umbrellas. In my daydream, those umbrellas are always sleek and black – the mark of tradition and practicality. Black just seems to be the most common and mainstream umbrella color, but why? Even the President of the United States and celebrities at awards shows are seen carrying oversized, black umbrella.
These images are committed to memory and become the “norm”. It probably has a lot to do with the practicality of the color; black matches everything, so you’ll never be caught in a fashion faux pas if you carry a dark umbrella in your bag. Black umbrellas also hide dirt easily, so when the weather includes sleet or slush and you are walking through the busy city or tossing your umbrella on the car floor (we all do it!), you will not have to worry about your umbrella getting dirty or dingy. It just seems that sticking with a classic, black umbrella to help you weather the storm is a practical choice!
Let us look at 10 of the best-selling black rain umbrellas in case you are ready to up your rain readiness:
Totes Auto Open Wooden Stick Umbrella
This classic, black umbrella by Totes will make anyone feel like they are stepping out in sophisticated style, even while navigating a downpour. Combining both form and function, this umbrella has a 48-inch canopy – large enough to keep the rain out and share your space with a friend – repelling rain for superior protection. It also opens automatically with the touch of a button to keep you dry from door to door. Sporting a classic wood crook handle, the Totes Auto Open Wooden Stick Umbrella
exudes refinement and is the perfect gift for the lady or gentleman in your life. This stately umbrella has over 600 reviews, coming in with a 4.5 out of 5-star rating on Amazon.
Ylovetoys Inverted Umbrella
This full-sized, black umbrella has a unique inside-out design that prevents water from dripping off of a wet umbrella once closed, keeping your car, home and clothes dry. This umbrella is also the perfect choice for both rainy and sunny weather, with a windproof and UV proof design, including a double layer of protection against the sun’s harmful rays. With a C-shaped, “hands-free” handle, you can hold an open umbrella upright without compromising your to-do list – you will be able to carry shopping bags, a cup of coffee or even text on your smartphone with ease, all while staying dry. Available on Amazon.com
, this funky umbrella has over 200 reviews, coming in with a 4.4 out of 5-star rating.
K-POP Auto Open/Close Travel Umbrella
This black, rain umbrella is targeted for the professional on the move! Even with its compact design, it is still durable – boasting protection from the wind and a non-collapsing feature. Although a travel umbrella, this model is designed with two in mind; with its 37-inch canopy, it is large enough to provide coverage for more than one person. This umbrella also comes with a comfortable, ergonomic, rubberized handle for comfort and traction in the rain. Lightweight, compact and easily collapsible with an auto open/close feature, this little umbrella packs it all in! The K-POP Travel Umbrella
scored a 4.3 out of 5-star rating on Amazon and comes with a 60-day guarantee.
Atree Classic Auto Open Golf Umbrella
This classic black umbrella has many attractive design features, providing both style and function. With a 55-inch canopy that is water slick, plus mold and mildew resistant, this umbrella will certainly keep you dry while jaunting in the rain. Its design prevents it from turning inside-out in strong wind for added protection from the elements. The Atree classic umbrella has a polished, wooden J handle with an automatic open/close feature, certified for 6,000 openings, and is comfortable to hold. With the lovely shape of the handle, this umbrella can be conveniently hung in a closet when not in use. It also comes with a handy, matching storage pouch and carrying strap for easy transport over one shoulder. The Atree Classic rain umbrella is available on Amazon.com
, and scored a 4.4 out of 5-star rating and has a 90-day guarantee plus a lifetime replacement warranty.
G4Free Automatic Open Golf Umbrella
This oversized, black, golf umbrella has an interesting look and is certainly large enough to keep several people out of the rain! The 62-inch canopy has a heavy-duty design and is perfect for the professional on the go, for use on the golf course or to take cover during a sporting event. This umbrella will really protect against all elements – hail, rain or shine – with its water-resistant, micro-weave fabric and SPF 50+ protection (blocking 99.95% of the sun’s harmful UV rays). The G4Free golf umbrella has a double canopy design, allowing the wind to pass through part of the canopy and enabling this rain umbrella to withstand harsh conditions. With a one-touch, automatic button, this umbrella opens quickly to protect from any unexpected downpours. Never get caught in the rain again! The G4Free
golf rain umbrella is available on Amazon.com
and other online stores, and scored a 4.7 out of 5-star rating and has a 100% money back guarantee.
Plemo Oversized Umbrella
Large enough to shelter two people from the elements, the Plemo black, oversized umbrella, with a 55-inch canopy, is another good option for keeping you (and a loved one) dry! This umbrella has a strong center pole and durable ribs to prevent any flipping during strong winds. The J-shaped rubberized handle has an anti-slip grip, offers a one-touch, automatic open feature and closes manually. This is another black umbrella with a classic, sophisticated design! Available for about $22 on Amazon.com
, the Plemo oversized, rain umbrella scored a 4.4 out of 5-star rating.
Hanmir Travel Umbrella
When traveling or on the go, your hands are usually full; that is what makes the Hanmir black, travel umbrella a great choice! This umbrella has a fast, one-touch, automatic open/close feature that will help keep you dry as you are getting out of your car or running errands during a rainstorm. Although a travel-sized umbrella, the waterproof canopy measures 42-inches, so it is big enough to keep your head, shoulders and torso dry. Also, the design of this umbrella keeps it from blowing inside-out in windy conditions. This compact model is also small enough, when closed, to fit neatly into a backpack, purse or glove compartment. The Hanmir travel umbrella is available on Amazon.com
, scored a 4.8 out of 5-star rating and comes with a 120-day replacement guarantee.
Lewis N. Clark Travel Umbrella
This little umbrella certainly packs a big punch! This full-sized umbrella by Lewis N. Clark
offers protection from the elements while still folding compactly down to 11-inches, perfect for a travel sized model. With a 38-inch canopy, this umbrella is large enough to keep your head, shoulders, and torso dry from the elements. It opens and closes with the touch of a button and the handle is easy to grip even if your hands get wet in the rain. Although compact, this umbrella offers great durability and is also mildew resistant. This travel umbrella is perfect for those on the go or for people who live and work in the city. Inexpensive enough to be practical with the bonus of a well-designed structure, this black, travel umbrella is available for only ten dollars on Amazon.com
, has over 800 reviews and scored a 4.0 out of 5-star rating. Plus, the Lewis N. Clark travel umbrella comes with a replacement guarantee!
Saiveina Auto Open Umbrella
The Saiveina black, rain umbrella has many of the desirable features for keeping dry during stormy weather. The 39-inch canopy is waterproof and water repellent, helping rain drops to fall off the canopy and whisk away easily. This Saiveina umbrella is also large enough to share with a friend or partner, keeping you both dry and comfortable in dreary weather. With a strong design meant to withstand high winds, this umbrella has been tested thousands of times and is proven to not “flip out” in windy conditions. This umbrella also sports an auto-open feature but does have to be manually closed. The Saiveina rain umbrella is available on Amazon.com
, scored a 4.6 out of 5-star rating and comes with a replacement guarantee.
McConnor Automatic Travel Umbrella
travel umbrella in black is a cost-effective, durable and classic option while on the go. This umbrella is ultra-lightweight and folds nicely to fit in a carry-on bag, purse, glove compartment or car door. It is also durably built with sturdy materials; it can withstand the harshest elements and is made with 210T silk woven pongee, the strongest material that can be used for a folding umbrella. This umbrella also has an ergonomic handle with a non-slip grip for wet conditions and is designed with flexibility so your wrist will not feel the pressure of windy conditions. With a one-button, automatic open/close feature, you will only need one hand to operate when going into or coming out of the rain. The McConnor travel, rain umbrella is available on Amazon.com
, has over 300 reviews and scored a 4.3 out of 5-star rating.
Now that we have examined 10 of the best-selling rain umbrellas in various sizes – travel, full-sized, golf and oversized – as well as those with automatic features, perhaps it has become clearer which one or two classic, black umbrellas might help you weather the next storm. Keep in mind which umbrella is right for you based on how you navigate the rain – while traveling, walking to work, getting into and out of a vehicle or with your hands full of grocery bags plus a hot cup of coffee! There is certainly a functional and practical umbrella out there for everyone with all the features needed to make your rainy day smooth. May we suggest one sophisticated feature to consider before your next umbrella purchase… a classic style in black!