It’s been roughly seven years since I moved to London. One thing I learned about London is you always want to have an umbrella (or a brolly, if you’re local) handy. You never know when it’s going to start raining.
I used to buy them from just any old store on the street for £2 or so. And every single time they’d snap at the lightest of breezes.
So, as with everything else, I did my research. Umbrellas come in many shapes and forms. They have many optional features. So I came up with a wish list. My umbrella needs to be:
It needs to be small so that I can fit it in my backpack easily. It needs to be wind-resistant because I don’t want it flipping or breaking when there’s a gust. It needs to be automatic because I don’t want to struggle with opening or closing it in a crowded environment (remember we used to have crowded environments?).
Funny enough, it’s not easy to find a really good umbrella. Even with no budget constraint, the options are limited. I ended up with the Ergonauts Windproof Travel Umbrella. It ticked all my boxes, and surprisingly wasn’t even expensive.
I’m so happy with it I could start singing in the rain. But I won’t. It’s a good umbrella, though.
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