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9 Best & Compact Foldable Umbrellas For Those Who Think Carrying A Brolly Is Too Mafan

Foldable umbrellas


While other countries have seasons like winter and summer, we have monsoon season and non-monsoon season. Regardless of the time of year, it’s always good to pack an umbrella in case there’s a sudden downpour, or even to get some shade from the scorching sun.

Whether you need a compact umbrella that fits in your handbag or a durable one that won’t turn inside-out in the wind, our list of foldable umbrellas will help you stay prepared – rain or shine.

Table of Contents

Foldable umbrellas1. Osee kids umbrella –  Safety features for kids2. Essentialize mini folding umbrella – Black coating for UV protection 3. Suphy mini sun umbrella – Folds down to 15cm4. Bann & Co. extra large foldable umbrella – Fit for the whole family5. 12 Ribs automatic umbrella – Durable & windproof6. Raintowaters transparent umbrellas – Hello Kitty & Kuromi-themed7. Akiverse Mini Air umbrella – Ultra lightweight with optional UV layer8. Samurai sword umbrella – Unique oriental design9. Zuodu inverted umbrella – With LED light & reflective stripBonus: Power Store inverted umbrella – Alternate reversible model


1. Osee kids umbrella –  Safety features for kids


Osee kids umbrellaImage adapted from: Shopee 

Encourage your kids to bring their own foldable umbrella out with the Osee kids umbrella. You won’t have to worry about them hurting themselves while using it, as the anti-rebound feature ensures that the handle won’t spring back into your kid’s face when they retract it.

How this works is that the handle retracts section by section so if the user were to only push the handle halfway, there won’t be a case of the entire handle springing back out. Besides that, you can choose between manual and automatic control depending on which your child is more accustomed to.

Foldable Umbrellas - Osee kids umbrellaImage adapted from: Shopee 

With an array of cute designs to pick from, your kids won’t mix up their umbrella with others’ at school. Plus, with its compact size, your little one can fit this snugly in their school bag.

Price: $11.63-$21.97

Get the Osee kids umbrella.


2. Essentialize mini folding umbrella – Black coating for UV protection 


Foldable Umbrellas - essentialize mini umbrellaImage adapted from: Shopee

If you’re for the pastels and minimalist aesthetic, you’ll want to consider the Essentialize mini umbrellas. These compact brollies come in multiple chic colours such as mint green, light blue, and lilac.

With a black UV protection coating on the umbrella, it ensures that you’ll get as little sun exposure as possible on particularly hot days.

Essentialize mini folding umbrellaImage adapted from: Shopee

If you’ve just dashed through the rain and have nowhere to dry your umbrella, you can keep it in the hard case that it comes with and avoid drenching the contents of your bag. 

Price: $7.99

Get the Essentialize mini umbrella.


3. Suphy mini sun umbrella – Folds down to 15cm


Suphy mini sun umbrellaImage adapted from: Shopee

One of the smallest umbrellas on this list is the Suphy mini sun umbrella that is just 15cm long when folded, so you won’t have to worry about the space it will take up in your bag. You can use this on especially sunny days too, thanks to its material that is able to block UV rays.

Foldable Umbrellas - Suphy mini sun umbrella Image adapted from: Shopee

Transform the casing into a stylish little baggie with the detachable strap that comes with it. The strap is adjustable so you can switch between a shoulder carry and a little handbag with ease. 

Price: $13.06

Get the Suphy mini sun umbrella.


4. Bann & Co. extra large foldable umbrella – Fit for the whole family


bann & co extra large foldable umbrellaImage adapted from: Shopee

Besides family insurance, perhaps consider investing in an umbrella that can cover the whole family on rainy days. Spanning a diameter of 130cm, the Bann & Co. extra large foldable umbrella is around 30cm wider than your typical foldable umbrella. 

With its size, you can expect it to be a little heavier too – but not heavy enough to be considered a dumbbell, of course. It is also windproof, making it a reliable choice that won’t flip in on itself. Another plus point is that you won’t have to wait too long to get your hands on it, since the umbrellas from this retailer are shipped locally.

Price: $13.99-$14.99

Get the Bann & Co. extra large foldable umbrella.


5. 12 Ribs automatic umbrella – Durable & windproof


Foldable Umbrellas - 12 ribs automatic umbrellaImage adapted from: Shopee

If you need a bro that will brave rainstorms with you, you can rely on the 12 Ribs automatic bro-lly. With 12 steel spokes instead of the usual 6–8 spokes, it is much more durable and windproof than regular umbrellas, ensuring that it won’t flip or break even when strong winds blow.

12 ribs automatic umbrellaImage adapted from: Shopee

Besides that, you can easily open and close it automatically with the press of a button. The water-resistant material also means you can easily shake the water right off and have it dry much faster. You can get this in black, red, grey, khaki, and navy colours.

Price: $9.50

Get the 12 Ribs automatic umbrella.


6. Raintowaters transparent umbrellas – Hello Kitty & Kuromi-themed


Foldable Umbrellas- raintowaters transparent umbrellaImage adapted from: Shopee

Match your brolly with your dress by getting the Raintowaters transparent umbrella. If you’ve grown to love the Sanrio fam like Hello Kitty and Kuromi, you can get your own foldable umbrella featuring your favourite character. 

Raintowaters transparent kuromi and kuromi-themed umbrellaImage adapted from: Shopee

With it being foldable and easy to stow away, you can remain in style on the go. There are manual and automatic options for each design, so you can pick based on whether you prefer an easy click-and-go option or stick with the traditional.

Price: $16.96-$19.04

Get the Raintowaters transparent umbrellas.


7. Akiverse Mini Air umbrella – Ultra lightweight with optional UV layer


If the weight of the umbrella is a concern to you, Akiverse has some brollies that might en-light-en you. All their foldable umbrellas have dual layers that protect you from both the rain and heat. The cooling outer layer and insulated inner layer will help block the blazing heat of the Singapore sun.

Foldable Umbrellas - Akiverse Mini Air umbrellaThe Mini Air model is the latest upgraded version of the Mini model, and is way lighter.|Image adapted from: Shopee

Their latest model, the Mini Air, can be compared to a Macbook Air in the sense that it is the ultra lightweight counterpart of other models. 

The model comes with and without UV protection. So if you only need shelter from the rain, you can forgo the UV layer. It also makes the umbrella lighter by almost 50g, which means 50g less strain off your arm.

Price: $12.80-$15

Get the Akiverse Mini Air umbrella.

Akiverse Mini umbrellaThe Mini umbrellas come in a variety of colours such as dark blue, dark green, and pink.Image adapted from: Shopee

For the ladies who often carry around petite handbags for the vibes, we’ve got you covered. You can still strut your stuff with Akiverse’s Mini compact umbrella. This model is almost half the price of the Mini Air series, and remains lightweight at just 200g.

Price: $6.68

Get the Akiverse Mini umbrella.


8. Samurai sword umbrella – Unique oriental design


Foldable Umbrellas - samurai sword umbrellaImage adapted from: Shopee

Get yourself a sword that won’t cut but instead, protect … you from the rain, that is. This samurai sword umbrella sports oriental designs with intricate silver embroidery on the sleeve. The hilt of the “sword” has a golden tassel attached to the end to give it some flair. 

Samurai sword umbrella hiltImage adapted from: Shopee

You’ll also find a Chinese character at the end that means “Dragon”. Carry this “dragon blade” of yours around and appease the inner samurai soul within. It’s sure to be an umbrella you’ll be enthusiastic about whipping out at the first sign of a downpour. Plus, it comes with a hook so you can simply attach it to your bag if it can’t fit inside.

Price: $30.65

Get the samurai sword umbrella.


9. Zuodu inverted umbrella – With LED light & reflective strip


Foldable Umbrellas - Zuodu inverted umbrella with LED ligth and reflective stripImage adapted from: Shopee

It can be rather risky walking in the rain at night, as drivers might not be able to see as well with rain pelting on the windscreen. Lower your chances of having a car meet you at top speed with the Zuodu inverted umbrella. Reflective strips around the rim of the umbrella will shine in the headlights of vehicles, ensuring that you’re seen. 

And if it ever gets too dark or the lights go out, the flashlight built into the handle of the umbrella will come in handy. Though, you can pick the option to forgo the flashlight for a cheaper model if you’re better off with just your phone.

Zuodu inverted umbrellaImage adapted from: Shopee

And once you’re indoors, the inverted design of the umbrella means that the wet surface will be on the inner side when you close it. This means you won’t end up dripping water all over your clean floor.

Price: $26.46-$30.78

Get the Zuodu inverted umbrella.


Bonus: Power Store inverted umbrella – Alternate reversible model


Power Store inverted umbrellaImage adapted from: Shopee

If you prefer a reversible option to use in the day, the Power Store inverted umbrella offers pretty colourways like sky blue and pink in place of the reflective strip. It also has protection from UV light so you will be sheltered from both rain and shine.

Price: $5.90

Get the Power Store inverted umbrella.


Invest in some rain protection

Foldable umbrellas are a very underrated necessity in our daily lives. Though small, they come in very handy when it rains. Rather than relying on the weather forecast or your windbreaker, pack a simple brolly as insurance.

As a bonus, you could use it to impress your crush or significant other. Recreate that K-drama scene where the lead character offers to share an umbrella with their love interest. In the long run, maybe you’ll even get to execute all those sweet and romantic date ideas you’ve been longing to try.

Get your other forms of insurance in line:

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