I keep two cheapie CVS portable umbrellas in the car, have two or three more in closets in the house, keep one in my NYC pocketbook, and have a wide assortment of huge golf umbrellas in the back hall closet that sit there, unused, waiting to taken to the next golf tournament I attend.
Thinking we might need an umbrella in London, I can easily take my CVS cheapies, however they break on a dime, won’t stay open or in a NYC wind, blow inside out. So should I invest in a good umbrella?
There’s Davek, getting a ton of press, the media darling of umbrellas……
And just in case you wanted to order a Dave K umbrella, be aware, it’s DAVEK, pronounced dah-vek ! Laaaaa di dah.
The DAVEK traveler model comes in a ton of fun colors, and I do love the leather strap to attach it to the outside of the bag.
There’s even a model that alerts your smartphone if you walk out of a restaurant without it.
Not sure how this really works if you put your umbrella with your coat and hand it to the coat check girl. Most women put a portable umbrella, even a wet one, in whatever we are carrying – pocketbook, briefcase. I can’t think of a time when I’d put down a portable umbrella. A big umbrella is a different story – I can see putting that down everywhere but it looks like the smart technology is only available on one model. I’ll pass.
By now you’ve probably clicked the link to the DAVEK website so see what the umbrellas cost – the smallest model, the Mini sells for $49, and they go up to $350 (!) for the Savile model.
I like that there are combo packs available, the pack that appeals to me is the Traveler and Mini for $124. I might do that – one Red and one Kiwi Green.
Or else, I could buy another highly rated travel umbrella for $15 (depending on color). The Lewis N. Clark brand gets tons of high marks.
The REI Travel Umbrella at $35 got fairly good reviews on review websites, but funnily, not very good reviews on it’s own website.
Or back to the CVS $10 model, buy several, and hope we have a week of sunshine!
Sure lots more sunshine today that I am loving loving loving. My PT session this morning was particularly painful so I’m heading outside to sit in the sun and hope the heat makes the joint feel better. I’m making some progress on the shoulder range of motion but not as fast as I would like. He said I have some arthritis in the joint that adds to the difficulty in full recovery.
Happy Wednesday, what’s left of it.