There are umbrellas and umbrellas, there are all shapes and technologies more or less advanced and adapted to your needs.
The cane umbrella
The cane umbrella is the oldest model. It takes this name self when folded it takes the shape of a cane. The handle is curved to make it easier to grip and it has a long wooden or metal mat depending on the model. The canvas is relatively wide and protects well from the rain for 1 or even 2 people. This type of umbrella is relatively stable because the mast is made of a single piece.
In terms of disadvantages, this type of umbrella is very bulky because you have to hold it in your hand. It is therefore difficult to carry every day, especially on days when the weather is good. This type of umbrella is no longer widely used except for people who are looking for a very elegant style and enthusiasm. It can be used for a ceremony or during competitions such as golf or tennis.
The folding umbrella
The folding umbrella has a foldable pole. This type of product is therefore much less bulky than a cane umbrella. It can then be slipped into a bag when not in use. The rest of the principle is the same. They are generally smaller in diameter than cane umbrellas but there are all sizes.
The folding umbrella is the everyday preferred model self folded it can be very small. The inventor of the foldable umbrella is a Frenchman, Jean Marius, who in 1710 impressed King Louis XIV and obtained a patent for the manufacture of the invention. It is this invention that has made it possible to democratize the modern umbrella.
The bell umbrella
The bell umbrella is distinguished by a strongly curved canvas that takes the form of a bell or a bubble. These models are often found with a transparent canvas for ease of use. It is primarily intended for women to completely protect them from the rain, not to wet their hair or mess their hair. As soon as you put your head in the bubble, it is perfectly protected from the joint and from the rain, even if the rain comes from the side. The shoulders also stay dry.
The disadvantage of this type of umbrella is that with its bell shape it somewhat limits movement, you have to hold it straight. On the other hand, it is the favorite umbrella for weddings because it does not hide the bride and groom even if the rain is on the party.
The Storm Umbrella
The umbrella that bears the mention storm is a reinforced model that resists major atmospheric depressions. Unlike a classic umbrella that can turn around in the event of strong gusts, the storm umbrella has a reinforced construction designed to withstand strong winds. We recommend this type of umbrella if you live in an area that combines rain and high winds.
Storm or windproof umbrellas are tested in wind tunnels and generally withstand gusts of between 60 km/h and 120 km/h depending on the model.