Brolly Suggestions

TheFarr

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I've had my brolly for over 15 years now and I think its finally time to upgrade. Can anyone recommend a good, light brolly with a tilt action at the top?
 

ukzero1

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How big? 45"?, 50"? bigger? Wrap around type? branded? zips at the back for pole? It's a minefield out there and quality doesn't come cheap.
 

TheFarr

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I'd say around 50". Not too bothered about zips at the back or it being a wraparound. The one I've got is pretty standard with a tilt and some string lines to peg out. Really flippin heavy tho.
 

ukzero1

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@TheFarr

You could do worse than this one of that size. See if it meets your needs (and budget). Free delivery.

From description..
A 50" black 210D match brolly with fully taped seams, (100% water proof) orange trim and tilt function. This also features a secondary position for the pole at the back of the umbrella which grants extra space and stability.

 

Nicky Dodds

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When purchasing pay particular attention to the bell housing on the top if you plan on pegging it down with cord. Even some branded ones have flimsy plastic lugs with a split ring that snap in no time. They can also be broken from manhandling in the shop as well just by being stood upside down.
 

nejohn

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Best bit of advice would be no matter which brolly you buy think very seriously about ditching the flimsy pole that it will inevitably come with and buy a good solid centre pole, then make sure when you use it you peg it down securely. After that get one that has a good waterproof rating as some of the lightweight ones are only just about ok for a summer shower. I have a Daiwa mission brolly which is ok.... wouldn't say it is light weight but it is lighter than the old Daiwa That I had by quite a lot.....did buy a light weight one from Roger surgry for taking to outdoor events..... absolute rubbish....leaked like a sieve
 

TrickyD

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think very seriously about ditching the flimsy pole that it will inevitably come with and buy a good solid centre pole, then make sure when you use it you peg it down securely.
Agreed , I was recommended this pole (may have been on here)

My brolly must be 20 years old, "wavelock nubrolly?"one, heavy but not leaked yet.
 

Markywhizz

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I’ve got a Maver brolly about 5 years old. The pole is solid 1” aluminium bar. It’s pretty indestructible.
 

SteveAmo

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Have a look at the Nu-Fish lightweight brolly and you can get a reinforced brolly pole as well.

It’s got a tilt plus you can un-screw the pole and then reposition directly at a 45 degree angle.

Been pleased with mine
 

Ken the Pacman

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The Drennan range of two seem very strong if a little heavy and a bit expensive but the Guru, PI and Matrix versions are lighter and still expensive.
The Daiwa glassfibe ribbed Brollys are lighter than most.
 
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