After reading claims that the Kolumbo Travel Umbrella is an "Ultraslim Windmaster" that offers "Maximum Protection," we were eager to test this umbrella out. It is indeed a slim creature, only eleven inches long in its compact form, and it doesn't weigh much, either. Its canopy is also quite large, considering its small package, offering substantial protection against vertical rain. However, it didn't prove to be a master of the wind in our tests, as it did invert on us. In its favor, it does boast a pretty sweet lifetime guarantee in the event that you are ever unsatisfied with the product, which we liked. Read on to see how it scored across the board.
Looking for a better all-around performer? Our Editors' Choice winner, the REI Travel Umbrella is a great choice.