April showers bring May flowers! This adage has never felt truer than this year. We’ve experienced a lot of rain and storms at our home base in Maryland so far this month. Unless you live in a desert or part of the world that doesn’t get a lot of rain, an umbrella is one of the most important accessories for spring. We’re sharing three of our favorite types of umbrellas for surviving April showers below.
When you need to just grab and go, economy umbrellas are the best option. These umbrellas shrink down small enough to fit in a cloth sleeve. The sleeve makes it possible to quickly pop the umbrella back in your purse or bag even after you’ve used it.
Generally, these umbrellas don’t open super wide so they may not be great for an extended walk on a rainy day. However, if you just need to make a quick run from the parking lot into the grocery store or office, this is the ideal umbrella for you. These are also often the most affordable umbrella option.
One type of umbrella that you don’t see often is an inversion umbrella. These umbrellas are both practical and fun. Being able to turn the umbrella inside out makes it easier to avoid getting wet when you close it and to dry it off before heading inside.
Additionally, these often come in two-tone shades. Having a pop of color on the underside is a fun surprise and can brighten up a rainy day. For businesses, this also gives you a place to really show off your brand colors.
When you need an umbrella that’s going to give you a lot of coverage for an extended time in the rain or sun, a golf umbrella is going to be your best bet. These umbrellas cover a large area and often come with a wind vented canopy as well.
Not only do golf umbrellas provide a large protective area, but they’re also aesthetically pleasing. These large umbrellas can be one or two-toned, and they offer a lot of opportunity for customization. Golf umbrellas can help brands showcase their colors – and since they’re often used at large outdoor events, they’re likely to get a lot of visibility.
Branding Various Types of Umbrellas
Regardless of which type of umbrella you choose for an employee or client gift, you can place your company’s stamp on it by adding a logo and your brand colors. You have a variety of options to choose from when it comes to umbrella promotional products. Skylight can help you choose the perfect one for your business’ needs.
In fact, one of the vendors that we work with even provides an app for the end user to download that lets them know if there’s more than a 50% chance for rain. They’ll get a push notification to their phone or tablet saying, “It’s supposed to rain today. Don’t forget your (insert your brand here) umbrella!”
Our expert team of promo product specialists will guide you through the process from beginning to end so you can create a one of a kind promotional gift. We’ve been around since 1977 and pride ourselves on delivering personalized, quality service.
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