There are some things to consider in order to buy the right umbrella for your needs. First, it's important to think about the weather conditions where you live. Second, you'll want to prioritize ease of transport. Whatever your needs, here are tips to help you select the right umbrella.
Offers Weather Protection
Umbrellas in Hong Kong are designed primarily to protect you from the rain, but conditions such as strong wind can affect how well they perform. Here are factors you should consider for different weather conditions.
Protection from the rain is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about umbrellas. There are a few things to consider that determine how well they keep you sheltered from the rain. The first thing to keep in mind is the size of the canopy. The larger the size of the canopy, the better it will protect you from the rain.
The wind has a huge effect on how well the canopy will protect you from the rain. If you have a product that easily flips inside-out, a strong gust can quickly leave you without protection. And if it collapses or becomes difficult to use in relatively low winds, you also get wet. So, it’s best to get an umbrella with a rounded shape as it is more wind resistant. You can also go for one that has a while a unique double canopy design, like those from Remax, that expels the pressure of the wind, making it easy to use in windy conditions.
Ease of Transport
Once you've thought about the weather conditions where you live, you should consider how easily the different models are to be transported, especially if you travel all the time or you use public transportation on a daily basis. If you are always on the move, you don't want to buy a product that will be too bulky to bring with you. Within this category, there are two major factors to consider: size when collapsed and weight.
If you live in a populated area and use public transportation, or have to walk long distances, a compact model may be your best option. You can carry it without noticing it's there but still have the security of knowing that if a rain pops up you'll be protected.
If you want to carry a folding umbrella in your purse, backpack, or briefcase on a daily basis, it’s best to look for the smallest and lightest models in Hong Kong, which ranged roughly from 10 to 14 ounces. By contrast, if you simply need an umbrella with an overhead canopy to get you from your car to work or the grocery store, you probably want to opt for a larger, non-compact model, and these are mostly over 1 pound.
The strength of the canopy of the umbrella plays a big part in how well it will perform during use. Most people go for heavier umbrellas as they are more durable than lightweight models, as they couldn't handle frequent and heavy usage. However, that is not always the case; different materials and construction affect the overall durability and the wind resistance of an umbrella.