What factors do you consider, while buying an umbrella? Does it really matter to bother about tips for buying a new umbrella? The answer maybe ‘yes’, because you are throwing your old one in the trash bin every season! What makes you magnetize to an umbrella? Its style? Obviously it does matter, still a few more points have to be considered.
One must consider the durability of the umbrella before buying it. The durability of an umbrella principally depends on the strength of the materials used to support the canopy and quality of the canopy. The umbrellas now available in the market have canopies made of nylon, woven fabric, and PVC plastics. Canopies made of nylon has an extra coating for making it waterproof. At the same time, PVC plastic canopies are built-in with waterproof quality. Before choosing the canopy fabric, you must consider the purpose for which you are using it. If intense rain protection is your purpose, choose the one with a waterproof and opt for a canopy with UV shield for protecting you from the Sun.
As noted earlier, the materials used to make stretchers, shafts, ribs, automatic opening, etc., have to be considered. The stronger those materials, the more durable your umbrella will be. Shafts can be chosen from wooden to steel, and aluminum materials. It is observed that the light weighted umbrellas tend to be less durable comparing with the weighty ones. Quality of the stretcher used is another factor to keep in mind, while buying your favorite umbrella. Currently, there are three-fold to manifold umbrellas available in the market, most of them plays on the compactness and the buyers are likely to get attracted to their light weight feature also. However, it is recommended to purchase umbrellas made of good quality stretchers, shafts and hinges.
Size & Compactness
Size of the canopies is vital in protecting you from rain, while for wind-shields these have lesser significance. Canopies with a large size protect you from rain precipitation, though these umbrellas lack compactness.
Many of us prefer umbrellas with greater compactness, as we prefer to carry umbrellas in our handbags, backpacks, briefcases, etc. It is not ideal to have an umbrella with a long stick, if you are a regular traveler and use public transport for conveyance. The ones with larger sticks are preferred for being kept inside cars and for less frequent uses or lesser distances, like parking your car somewhere, going to the supermarket, etc.
Companies in the umbrella industry are conducting regular market researches to make their products more attractive and useful to the buyers. Umbrellas with MP3 players, Bluetooth, etc. are available in the market nowadays. The style of canopies and sticks are mostly considered by youngsters while buying it. Umbrellas with Girly colors to manly features have also been introduced. The choice of such styles are purely personal. But it is pertinent to note that buying an umbrella is a necessity, but its style is just a requirement.