Compact Umbrellas that Will Keep You Dry (and Your Bag Light)

Umbrellas used to be long and difficult to pack. Now, you can stay dry on vacation with one of these compact, sturdy umbrellas.

umbrella on the beach
We never want it to rain on vacation, but we simply can’t stop the unexpected.Shutterstock

Staying dry and staying cool on vacation can be done simultaneously when you have one of these compact umbrellas. On vacation, you can never truly be completely certain about the weather, so having a totable umbrella that can both protect you from harmful sun rays and pouring rain and strong gusts is incredibly useful. Check out our list of the best three.

Be Shady

Fidus
Fidus Mini Compact Travel UmbrellaAmazon

When consolidated and closed, the Fidus compact umbrella can fit in the palm of your hand. It weighs about 7 ounces but still protects you from the environment, from pouring rain to 95% UV ray protection. You can purchase one of these umbrellas in one of 26 designs.

Case Closed

Yoobure
Yoobure Mini UmbrellaAmazon

The Yoobure mini umbrella weighs about 8 ounces when including the waterproof case. The frame is made of a silver-aluminum shaft that comes with fiberglass rib, helping the umbrella withstand strong winds. It protects from 99% of UV rays, providing UPF 50+ protection. You can buy one of these umbrellas in one of nine colors.

Lock It Up

G4Free
G4Free Compact Travel UmbrellaAmazon

With a vented double canopy, this G4Free umbrella is dubbed “windproof,” as it allows wind to pass through the umbrella. So, forget stormy days where your umbrella would flop out of use, as you simply accepted getting drenched. In total, the umbrella weighs less than a pound and folds to 11.5 inches for easy traveling capabilities. You can buy one in one of 10 colors.