Golf umbrellas got their name from their initial design, which was intended to be used as an oversized umbrella that could protect golfers and their clubs on rainy and sunny days on the golf course. Golf umbrellas are still a staple item on courses and in some cases are even more important than splurging on a new club. Sure, your new lightweight driver can correct your slice, but it’s not going to be much use if you can’t see the tee because of rain in your eyes. Golf umbrellas, especially windproof models, are just as useful in daily life away from the course
A windproof golf umbrella provides more coverage than a standard size umbrella, allowing users to cast a wider, dryer net. This is great for parents who walk their young children to school, travelers who want to keep their suitcases protected and commuters who want to ensure their suit still looks good by the time they get to work. Golf umbrellas are also a great item to keep on hand when watching sporting events or for nightly walks with the dog.
Because of the large canopy on the golf umbrella, they are traditionally longer when folded than a standard umbrella. For a golf umbrella to be worth the extra space they take up, they must have added features, including wind resistance, easy to open functions, sun protection, and be lightweight and durable. These umbrellas fit all those criteria and more.
1. EEZ-Y 58 Inch Folding Golf Umbrella
Protect two people at once with the EEZ-Y 58 Inch Folding Golf Umbrella. Designed with a double vented canopy, wind moves through the umbrella inside or ripping or flipping the umbrella inside out in inclement weather. The water repellent umbrella is comfortable to hold thanks to an ergonomic handle. The EEZ-Y folds up to 23 inches and weighs only 1.2 pounds, making it the lightest umbrella on our list.
Pros: The EEZ-Y golf umbrella shown here has a UPF 50+ double coated silver canopy to protect users from over 98 percent UVA and UVB rays.
Cons: The EEZ-Y is a manual close umbrella and requires two hands to close.
EEZ-Y 58 Inch Folding Golf Umbrella
2. ACEIken Golf Umbrella
The ACEIken Golf Umbrella offers wind, rain and sun protection. The large 62-inch umbrella has a comfortable and non-slip EVA grip and a double canopy construction that makes it wind resistant. Large enough to cover two people, the ACEIken has an automatic open function and a lightweight fiberglass shaft. Like the EEZ-Y, the ACEIken overs an SPF 50+ protection that blocks out 99.5 percent of the sun’s rays.
Pros: The ACEIken is made with water repellent 210T pongee micro-weave fabric that is fast drying. It also comes with a sheath for protecting the umbrella when not in use.
Cons: The ACEIken uses injection techniques for a durable umbrella head, but the tip of the umbrella can come loose in some cases.
ACEIken Golf Umbrella
3. Zomake Golf Umbrella
Stand out from the crowd with the Zomake Golf Umbrella. The Zomake is available in 62-inch and 68-inch options (shown here), giving users an umbrella that provides ample coverage in the rain and sun. The Zomake is made with a double-layered canopy that allows for wind to pass safely through, making it easy for users to hold even in windy conditions. Water-resistant, anti-slump and high-tech 190T pongee fabric is used to make the Zomake umbrella, which also provides SPF 50+ UV protection. An EVA grip and automatic open provide a comfortable and convenient experience and eight reinforced resin fiberglass ribs create a durable umbrella.
Pros: Users can choose from 16 bright solid colors and patterns for an umbrella that stands out from the rest.
Cons: The Zomake is wind-resistant and not windproof and may flip inside out in strong windstorms.
Zomake Golf Umbrella
4. Athletico Automatic Open Golf Umbrella
For a virtually windproof umbrella that will keep you protected on long days outside, try the Athletico Automatic Open Golf Umbrella. Available in 62 inches (shown here) or 68 inches, the Athletico uses silk derived 210 pongee material that is water-resistant and helps to block the sun. The double canopy design helps ward off the dreaded ‘umbrella flip’ that can happen in windy conditions. Fiberglass ribs help the canopy keep its shape and won’t rust, bend or detach. Unlike other umbrellas on our list that have soft foam handles, the Athletico has a more durable contoured rubber grip that includes a quick open automatic button.
Pros: The Athletico includes a carrying case with a long strap that makes it easy to carry the umbrella when it’s not in use and still be hands-free.
Cons: The Athletico provides sun protection but does not specify how much protection the umbrella offers from UVA and UVB rays.