Showerproof Champions 2018: Men’s Spring Umbrellas
With UK springtime officially starting next week and the snow now a distant memory, with a bit of luck it should be time to start losing those layers in the hope of warmer temperatures. But while we’ve got everything crossed that the days will heat up, history has taught us to not be so optimistic about the clouds. So shelter yourself from the inevitable spring rains with these showerproof umbrella champions!
Barbour Tartan Telescopic Umbrella
Website: John Lewis
For something simple and effective, look no further than this Barbour made Tartan Telescopic Umbrella. Adding a flash of Barbour’s heritage tartan when you’re caught in a downpour, this umbrella is crafted with an engraved wooden handle and telescopic mechanism for easy handling. It is available in Olive Green, but we prefer the tartan pattern in Navy.
Fulton Fairway-2 Golfer Multi-Panel
Website: Fulton Umbrellas
We think accessories are one of the few ways Joes can really show some colour without unnecessarily turning too many heads down the street. So if you’re looking to add a little more vibrancy to your look, we love this Fairway-2 Golfer from Falcon. Featuring a strengthened double rib steel frame, large 125cm canopy and genuine wood handle, Fulton are so reliable they even supply the Queen with her brollies. And if it’s good enough for Her Majesty, it’s good enough for us!
Pasotti Bruce Stripe Umbrella
If you’re looking to go really all out with your umbrella this year, this brolly by Italian designer Pasotti just oozes class and sophistication. Featuring a woven navy canopy with red and white stripes, it’s made from the finest Italian polyester and comes with a stunning one-piece Chestnut handle and shaft. This classic umbrella has a black manual opening metal frame and comes engraved Pasotti name-plate on the handle, tie band with popper fastener.
Falcone Golf Clouds
On the other end of the spectrum, for something nice and playful, this Falcone golf umbrella will have you seeing Blue skies in no time. Literally. The Black double canopy umbrella features a printed clouds pattern underneath its roof, and is sure to brighten even the dullest of days. It features an automatic open mechanism and a Black rubberised crook handle, as well as lightweight fibreglass shaft and ribs that ensure strength and stability in strong winds.
If you’re on the lookout for an urban technical master, look no further than Blunt. Their 2nd generation high performance Classic is a full sized stick umbrella, perfect for those needing good coverage, coupled with performance and style. It’s aerodynamic, collapsible and strong thanks to reinforcement by the 5mm fibreglass ribs, meaning it can take winds of up to 72mph. We also can resist a Yellow accessory!
King of Clubs Umbrella
Website: London Undercover
It’s not the first time we’ve featured the London Undercover King of Clubs umbrella and we doubt it’ll be the last. This premium double layered wet weather warrior comes with a traditional Beech wood shaft and handle, and an engraved plate with the London Undercover logo. But it’s the King of Clubs design on the inner which should make it easy to ignore those dark days!
Ted Baker Geog Umbrella
Finally we have Ted Baker’s Geog. Subtly decorated with a world map print, this umbrella will keep your protected from the elements and looking on point wherever you go. Folding down into a handy compact design, it features a real wood handle, signature branding to the top, and neat stowaway cover. And with its signature colourful Ted printed lining, the classic style brolly is perfect for any urban Joe who need something reliable and stylish.
Speaking of perspiration, check out the new collection for Scandinavian outerwear brand, Rains. For SS18, the Danish natives have unveiled a couple of camouflaged additions to their core range coming under the title of ‘Adapting’.