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Splash proof: 10 best umbrellas

Want to make a splash on the street as the heavens continue to open? With our selection of brollies, you’ll be right as rain

This winter has been one of the wettest since records began - no wonder umbrella sales are soaring. But whether you want a traditional walking umbrella or a collapsible compact one to slip in your bag, how can you avoid ending up with one that blows inside out at first use?

From Hunter’s see-through Bubble to the quirky Cern design from the Science Museum, we’ve identified the best out there that will keep you dry in the next deluge.

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Verdict: For something both stylish and durable, the Joules Walker Brolly is a great bet, while Totes Automatic Classic Wood Crook Umbrella is a brilliant all-rounder. For a compact umbrella with hidden depths, the Fulton Open & Close Jumbo is hard to beat.

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1. Hunter Ladies’ Bubble Umbrella

2. H&M Floral Umbrella

3. Joules Walker Brolly

4. Totes Automatic Classic Wood Crook Umbrella

5. M&S Flexilite Abstract  Animal Umbrella

6. Dog’s Trust Jack Russell Umbrella

7. Fulton Open & Close Jumbo

8. House of Bath Colour Changing Umbrella

9. Cern Umbrella

10. Lisbeth Dahl Ruffle Umbrella