Fifteen or more years ago, the Wall Street Journal did a shopping feature on men's umbrellas and unequivocally recommended an early version of the Nike WindSheer Golf Umbrella as the finest they tested. It stood up to 75 mph in a wind tunnel! So on their recommendation, I went and bought one at a reasonable enough price. Green and black stripes, sharp-looking (the Nike name and swoosh are small and tasteful on this model), and of course quite large in diameter -- you command the sidewalk with it, and it can easily shield two from any rainstorm.
I have carried this umbrella ever since and it has never let me down -- never once inverted, never ripped. It still has all its original end-tabs intact. It is a miracle of an umbrella -- vastly superior technologically to any other umbrella I have ever owned. I imagine that Nike has only improved it since then. It is one of the best puchases I have ever made.