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    Updated on Jan 30, 2019. Posted on Oct 26, 2018

    17 Fantastic Products For Anyone Who Hates Using Umbrellas

    Sorry, umbrellas, but you're tacky and I hate you.

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    There's nothing more frustrating than trying to open up an umbrella during an unexpected downpour.

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    By the time you're done struggling with the damn thing, you're soaked, stuck with a dripping wet umbrella, and probably super cranky. And don't get me started on when the wind picks up and breaks the entire contraption leaving you with nada! Luckily, there are plenty of other ways to protect yourself from the next spontaneous rainstorm.

    1. An attachable hood to make sure you never get soaked in the rain again.

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    The 100% water-resistant Hood to Go weighs only 4 oz, so you can leave it in your bag at all times and simply pop it on in the case of a unpredicted storm.

    Promising review: "I have a few different jackets and not all of them have hoods. Now I keep my Hood to Go in my bag all the time so I can turn all my coats into hooded ones, whether I'm biking, walking the dog, jogging, running errands, whatever! The drawstring keeps it secure for biking and jogging. Love that this is a Portland-based company, too! I'm going to buy another one in a bigger size for my boyfriend." —A. Julius

    Get it from Amazon for $29 (available in two sizes).

    2. This umbrella hat so you can stay dry and keep your hands free for other activities.

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    Sure, it may not be the most flattering look, but this oversized hat certainly gets the job done. Not only will it keep you dry when the sky opens up, but it's also anti-UV so it can be used to protect you from the sun while you're gardening or hiking.

    Promising review: "Ok, do I get a few stares, smiles, backward glances, and giggles as people pass me — yes. But, I love this thing SO MUCH so that I am ordering a couple more before I can't find them again! It is very well made and quite comfortable, too. The rubber, adjustable band keeps it firmly in place. The sturdy, adjustable chin strap keeps it steady in a decent breeze. It is very easy to pop up and collapse, as well." —Debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three colors).

    3. A five-pack of classic rain ponchos so you'll have enough on hand if you get caught in a downpour with your umbrella-hating friends or family.

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    Promising review: "This poncho was the best travel accessory on my recent trip. It's also good to walk with the dog when it rains. Drawstring hood is a must-have for good protection in rainy and windy weather. I used ponchos without drawstrings before this one, and the hood would always fall off. I would have to hold it with my hand — and have my arms exposed to rain — or clip it close to my face. In comparison, this poncho worked great. Even though it is listed as disposable, I used the same one almost every day for two weeks. It dried fast when not in use. It's also large enough for any size person." —Solovoice23

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $10.99 (available in a set of clear and a multicolored set).

    4. Quirky printed rain boots to keep your feet cozy and dry in the cutest possible way.

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    Let's be honest: Even if you do succumb to carrying an umbrella around, it won't protect your feet. Cover all of your bases by indulging in a pair of these affordable boots. They feature adorable prints of chickens, goats, and cows — as well as an extra comfortable insole. Bring on the rain!

    Promising review: "The great reviews inspired me to try these boots, and now I'm adding my own. They fit true to size, the color and patterns are cute, and most importantly, the circumference is wide enough that I can tuck my pants in. They fit true to size, are very comfortable (with enough give in the ankle that I would probably be able to drive in them), and seem to be made of high-quality materials." —Verre

    Get them from Amazon for $31+ (available in sizes 6-11 and in nine prints).

    5. An amazing Glossier mascara that will stay put and keep you looking glam despite a surprise rainy day.

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    A great raincoat and boots will keep you dry, but they may not fully protect your face. If you're about to say "see ya!" to your umbrella, make sure you apply this water-resistant mascara so your makeup stays in place.

    Get it from Glossier for $16.

    6. This trendy waterproof backpack, which will protect your belongings come rain or shine.

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    Because it's made to sustain the elements, you won't have to worry about losing your umbrella.

    Promising review: "So far I love this backpack! I feel like it is so versatile! And I love the handles at the top because sometimes it is just easier to grab your bag by the handles then slinging it over your shoulder. And I am so excited about it being water resistant!! Love everything about this bag." —Katlyncupcake89

    Get it from Nordstrom for $80 (available in 30 colors).

    7. A waterproof stroller cover to shield your little one from the wind and rain.

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    Stop chasing your toddler around as they drag their unused umbrella behind them — pick up this waterproof stroller cover instead. There is no PVC in the plastic, so the cover is safe for your kiddo to sit under. It features air-vent holes for ventilation and fits a variety of stroller sizes.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this cover! We used it over our First Years Jet stroller at Disney World and it was easy to put on, stayed put, and really held up in the wind/rain. My daughter loved the zip-down opening and stayed dry under it all. There is even a flap to go over the parent tray to keep all that dry. I highly recommend!" —Momma M

    Get it from Amazon for $10.88.

    8. A trendy, chic raincoat to replace your dingy old umbrella.

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    If you're looking for a lightweight coat to shield you from spontaneous summer rainstorms, this is it! Reviewers mention it fits true to size and has a zip-off hood so you can rock this on cloud-free days, too.


    Promising review:
    "Today was the first day I got to test my new rain jacket out and what fitting weather too — it was lightly raining when I went out and then a sudden downpour. The jacket worked great, my clothes didn’t get soaked, and the water floated just on top of the fabric which you can see in the pictures. All in all I love it!" —Cecilia Calvo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 16 colors and sizes S-XXL).

    9. This raincoat for your furry friend, because they need protection from the elements too (and because no matter how much you love your pup, no one like the smell of wet dog).

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    If you're finally taking the plunge and abandoning your umbrella, you shouldn't make your pup suffer. Gear them up for your next stroll in the rain with this adorable dog rain coat. This product comes in sizes for dogs both big and small — and just imagine how dashing will your furry BFF will look strutting about town in this coat!

    Promising review: "Love these raincoats. Ordered three altogether. They are tough, cute, and keep my dogs dry. I have purchased other flimsy raincoats that did not keep my dogs dry. I am extremely pleased with these. The little hoods are cute too. The purpose of the raincoats are so that I only have to dry off their feet when they return from their walk. These sturdy little coats are great. And my furry kids seem to like them and and they stay in place without slipping and sliding. Fantastic price for great product." —Barbara N.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    10. A smudge-proof eyeliner that will hold up against any rain that may come your way.

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    Don't let a little rain ruin that cat-eye you perfected this morning! When wearing this incredible smudge-proof eyeliner you'll have nothing to fear.

    Promising review: "My favorite eyeliner ever. I hope they never discontinue this. I have been using this since I was in high school and am sticking with this eyeliner pen. I wear it every day and because it has a sharp edge, you can use it to create a big winged eye, or a subtle tight line. Since it is waterproof, once it dries, it does not smudge. I have oily skin and oily eyelids, and it never smudged, not even on hot summer days." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.59 (available in black, brown, and cobalt blue).

    11. A waterproof laptop bag to protect your precious cargo from any sudden sprinkles.

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    If there's one thing no one wants getting wet, it's their laptop. An umbrella certainly wouldn't protect it the way this waterproof bag can. It comes in two sizes and is available in a variety of fun prints!

    Available from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in 30 styles).

    12. This pair of super-chic booties that no one will even realize are rainboots.

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    It won't even matter if, as Taylor Swift might say, you're in a storm in your best dress if you're wearing these water-repelling booties. Tip: If you have a narrow foot, purchase these in a half-size down.

    Promising review: "I wish I could give these boots more than five stars. These things are AMAZING. They fit like a glove and are so cute. I feel very stylish wearing them, and most importantly my feet are 100% dry. I seriously can't rave about these enough." —Erin Johnston

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 5-13 and in 10 colors).

    13. This water-resistant watch, which can help you keep track of time while you're dancing in the rain.

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    Umbrella in hand or not, you'll want to keep your watch safe. Have no fear while you're out and about in a torrential downpour with this sleek, unisex watch on your arm.

    Promising review: "The Weekender is my go-to watch. I wear mine 24/7 except for showering and swimming, but it has gotten rained on and left fastened to a chair on the dock and forgotten before a storm and survived. The deal is this: The Weekender is a rock star. And this, too: I cannot live without the Indiglo feature, and the plain, bold, uncomplicated face is perfect." —Pamela J.

    Get it from Amazon for $37.05 (available in 19 colors).

    14. A water-resistant armband, so your phone will be protected during an unexpected storm if you're out running.

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    If you're venturing out sans umbrella, you'll need to make sure your phone is safe and sound. Strap on this no-slip, water-resistant armband case and go about your travels stress-free! It's compatible with both Apple and Samsung phones.

    Promising review: "This is the first product I bought for my phone so I can bring it running, and so far I have no complaints. It's comfortable to run with, easy to dry and the waterproof screen works pretty well too." —Lisa Walton

    Get it from Amazon for $6.48+ (available in 10 colors).

    15. A waterproof handbag that's eerily similar to the one Meghan Markle has been spotted carrying.

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    You don't need to be an official royal to have a fashion-forward tote as functional as it is stylish! The bag can be shaped into different styles by moving the shoulder strap — AND it won't get ruined by the rain.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in eight colors).

    16. A set of waterproof headphones that were actually made for swimmers, so you can jam out — rain or shine.

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    These bad boys were MADE to get wet. They also come with a year warranty in case disaster strikes (or your dog chews through the cord...either or).

    Promising review: "These beat the headphones that were included with my waterproof MP3 player. The sound quality is warm, full, and all around excellent. I would use these even outside of the pool. They came with five size options in round ear tips, three sizes of tree/cone-shaped tips, and three sizes of wings to add in addition to the tips. This seems to be more options than advertised on the box, but I am grateful for the variety! I assume anyone would be able to find the right fit for them included." —Mo

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99.

    17. And a pair of lightweight waterproof sneakers, so you don't have to worry about your feet getting wet regardless of your umbrella situation.

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    They are perfect for someone who dislikes boots just as much as they dislike umbrellas. Win-win!

    Promising review: "I backed six pairs during their Kickstarter period (three for me, and three for my boyfriend). They've arrived in the mail and I LOVE THEM! They're so comfy, waterproof as promised, AND THEY LOOK SO GOOD. All of my sneakerhead friends ask me where I got them when I first wore them out. Definitely would recommend." —Vita

    Get them from Vessi for $129 (available in sizes 6-11 and in charcoal, black, white, and green).

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