Outside our Brooklyn office, rain poured so heavily you couldn't even see the Manhattan skyline. It was a storm that called for a superior umbrella—not a dinky drugstore buy—and this inverse design stood up to the deluge. What we loved: It's wind-resistant and has great coverage, but is still lightweight. By folding upward, the drops stay contained inside rather than splashing you or the inside of your car. Umbrella bags are not needed, and the sleek structure stands up on its own to dry. Basically it's the rainy day sidekick of your dreams. Made in China.