Many of us will be escaping the 9-to-5 routine and heading off on our summer holidays over the next few months, and although we do sincerely hope that you have lovely weather on your travels, unfortunately, as we all know too well, it doesn’t always work out that way.
So while you’re writing out that list of things to pack in your suitcase, why not pack an umbrella with you just in case? With this in mind, I have selected 4 ideal umbrellas that would make an excellent companion with you on your travels. They have been selected on the basis that they are foldable, they are not too bulky (so can easily be packed without taking up too much space) and they are also very lightweight (so they will take up a negligible amount of your baggage allowance.) With restrictions very tight on the amount we can pack on most flights, these umbrellas are ideal.
In addition, our selection below covers the latest fashions in umbrella design, and we have also chosen umbrellas for both ladies and gentlemen. Have a look below and let us know what you think. Most of all, enjoy your holiday, and don’t forget to send us a postcard!
Fulton Parasoleil UVP Folding Umbrella
Fulton’s Parasoleil UVP Folding Umbrella is new in stock for 2012. Although most of us love the sun, unprotected exposure can be harmful. Fulton’s high performance waterproof fabric has been technically developed to block more than 99%. This manual, folding umbrella’s shake dry water repellency and acrylic waterproofing features coupled with it’s UV protective layer offers high protection from sun and rain. Its unique square shaped cover is gauranteed to turn heads. It is lightweight, convenient and benefits from a wind resistant design. It comes in it’s own slimline clear zip case with colour matched piped edging and cheerful sun emblem zip pull.
- Specially developed high density nylon fabric canopy with refelective sillver coating
- Additional anti UV protective layer
- Healthy, cool and comfortable
- High protection from sun and rain
- Unique shading qualities
- Keeps you cooler and more comfortable
- Wind resistant design
- Quality manual 4 rib square design
- Length 23cm when folded
- Span when open approx 96cm
- Weight 140g
Totes Wonderlight Titanium Miniflat for Men
The Totes Wonderlight Titanium Miniflat umbrella made our holiday list because it is an ideal purchase for men, and also folds down to a very compact and flat size for easy packing. Not only is it a great umbrella for taking on holiday due to its small folded dimension, but it can then be used as an occasional umbrella to store in the car, briefcase, or to keep in the office drawer. Featuring a manual folding, 5-section aluminium/titanium frame for extra strength and lightness. Small enough to fit into a briefcase or pocket.
- Length folded 16cm
- Span when open approx 93cm
- Weight 204g
Curvetta Folding Umbrella by Rainbow of Milan
Available in a plethora of stunning colours, the Curvetta Folding Umbrella by Rainbow of Milan would make an ideal umbrella for your holiday travels this Summer. It is a lovely manual folding umbrella finished with high quality Italian made acrylic translucent smoked handle, self coloured on the inside to shine through the smoked acrylic crook. The case has a carry strap/draw string. This umbrella makes an ideal gift or why not just treat yourself to a superior umbrella.
- High quality manufacture
- High performance polyester pongee cover
- Manual aluminium/fibreglass frame, 8 ribs
- 3 section aluminium shaft
- Acrylic crook handle with self coloured centre
- Length folded 28cm
- Span when open approx 96cm
- Weight 300g
Fulton Minilite – Lightweight Folding Umbrella – Rose Garden
With its summery contemporary floral pattern and very lightweight frame, the Fulton Minilite Rose Garden Umbrella is an ideal purchase to stow away in your holiday suitcase this Summer. Lightweight and attractive, this manual folding umbrella by Fulton Umbrellas has a special aluminium and fibreglass frame construction, designed to withstand inversion in normal wind conditions. To revert to its normal shape, close and then open the umbrella.
- Rustproof frame, reinforced for extra strength.
- Manual lightweight aluminium and fibreglass frame ( only 236g ).
- Extra large cover when open – 8 ribs ( approx 96cm in diameter).
- Length closed – 25cm
- High performance polyester fabric.
If you haven’t been tempted by these beautiful brollies, why not visit our site at Brolliesgalore to see our full range. With a variety of styles and shapes to suit all budgets, we are sure you will find the ideal umbrella for your holiday this Summer!