January can be a dismal month, with rain, sleet and snow regular occurrences. But who wants to lug around a hefty umbrella all the time? Compact travel umbrellas are small, easy to carry and quite often fit into a bag or pocket.
Here are 10 of the best compact travel umbrellas:
Buy this umbrella to go with your Hunter wellie boots. Available in five colours including red (shown), pink, black, green and blue.
Rainbow poodles? Don’t mind if I do. If you want to stand out from the crowd in the rain then you’ll need this quirky compact umbrella from Scandinavian designer Monki.
Yes, it is expensive but it is rated extremely highly by customers for performance and durability. If you have the cash and you want a great product, this one comes in several different colours including yellow (shown), turquoise, pink, black, blue and red.
We like this brolly because not all women want a cutesy floral design and this one features a map of London. It has all the important landmarks and tourist attractions so if you are caught in a shower you can plan a sight-seeing trip!
Inside this umbrella is a rainfall print with a message for all pessimists that reads ‘What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears.’.
A joyous floral print from Cath Kidston on a telescopic umbrella that you can pop into a handbag. Features strong wind-resistant aluminium and fibreglass frame and is light to carry. The small design will fit into your hand too!
If you want a practical compact umbrella that won’t fold when the weather gets bad then this is a bargain. Guaranteed to endure 60 miles an hour gusts or you get a replacement. Lots of different colours available too.
Strong, small and mighty, this is the Davek range and this mini compact packs a punch. Small enough to fit into the palm of your hand yet tough enough to withstand harsh weather. Opens with a click of a button. 10% off your first order if you register.
Beautiful floral print from the famed 19th century designer William Morris. Stand out from the crowd even when it is raining with this mini compact brolly. Features an extra-large canopy
If you love Missoni but you can’t afford it this is a great alternative. The pattern looks just like that famous Italian designer and the umbrella comes with a carry strap and handy case.