As you can see, I'm finally getting around to the last details of my wardrobe. The "raincoat premise" applies: Angel: You buy an umbrella every 10 years, so why not spend some money on something that is truly a better product? Devil: Who really needs to look good in the rain? It's raining. No one gives a shit about your style. Just cheap out and get something for $20. I'll spend big for a 1 time purchase, but only if I feel I am getting superior/distinctive style or quality. Is it worth paying $100+ for a basic black umbrella that looks like some $10 Walmart umbrella ? I'm not sure. I understand that with umbrellas, "style" is probably limited (thankfully), and you're probably paying more for a "non-cheap" feel, and sturdy build, rather than style/fit/fashion. But, the fact remains, are $20-30 umbrellas that bad? Or are they well built golf umbrellas that withstands heavy winds ? Beyond that, is a carved wooden handle really worth a 500%-1000% premium over the basic staple? Last point is that umbrellas are often lost and/or stolen. That may be another reason to save your money, and stick to buying a new $10 once in a while. Disposable. Know of a great value umbrella? What's worth the money? Shedrain? Gustbuster? Serviceable or shoddy? Any ideas on good umbrellas that aren't a blatant ripoff for dumb people looking to be parted from their money? Thanks for any ideas.