Umbrella

Umbrella: A vital style icon during rain

MNA Life Style Desk: Umbrella is stylish and elegant, one of the most important fashion accessories in a woman’s and man’s wardrobe during rain. It has been that for ages. It not only saves you from the rain, but also comes to be a bright extension of your image.

When buying an umbrella, many people pay attention to the drawing and color. However, you might also like to buy a quality, durable umbrella, which will serve you for a long time.

Consider the opening mechanism

Umbrella opening mechanism can be mechanical (opened and closed manually), semi-automatic (opens with a click and closes manually), automatic (opens by pressing a button) and double gun (opens and closes by pressing a button). Choose the one, which is more comfortable for you to use.

Wind-up mechanism

As the name already suggests, this type of umbrella helps to sustain the strong gusts of wind and doesn’t break quickly. The umbrella can be bent inside out, but its structure will easily return to its original form. So make sure your umbrella has this mechanism, while buying it.

Material and size

Umbrellas can be weatherproof and windproof. Go for a Teflon-treated hood. Nylon repels the water and the hood may get wet quickly. As for the size of the umbrella, the ideal size for collapsible umbrellas is between 42 and 44 inches.

Handle

Before buying an umbrella, pay attention to its handle. It’s recommended to choose an umbrella with a semicircular curved handle with a rough surface. The rubberized umbrella handle is the best, while others may be broken. Thus, it will be easier to keep an umbrella from flying away in high winds and it’ll never slip out of your hand.

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