Lewis N. Clark Water Repellent Mildew Resistant Compact Umbrella

Last updated: August 3, 2023


You'll get maximum coverage without having to tote around a large umbrella with this option. The 38-inch canopy is Teflon coated to maximize water resistance while you're using it. It has a three-fold chrome-plated steel shaft to resist the wind, helping keep you dry even during more severe rainstorms.

We looked at the top Compact Umbrellas and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Compact Umbrella you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This umbrella stays compact when folded, at 11 inches, but the canopy folds out to 38 inches for full coverage.

In our analysis of 26 expert reviews, the Lewis N. Clark Water Repellent Mildew Resistant Compact Umbrella placed 9th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Weighing in at just 10 ounces, The Lewis N. Clark umbrella is perfect for traveling and the everyday. Constructed of sturdy metal ribs and a 3-fold chrome-plated steel shaft, along with lightweight and flexible fiberglass tips, the Rust- and corrosion-resistant frame offers protection against both rain and wind.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

this lightweight travel model frequently goes on sale for about half as much as our other picks, which makes it a good bet for kids or other people who frequently lose umbrellas.
It is as lightweight as many trekking models, and just as compact and easy to use. It is durable enough to withstand the majority of conditions travelers will encounter, while providing decent rain protection for its compact size, and withstanding winds enough to be competitive.
Because of its low price, G+S considers it the best value on our list. The Lewis N. Clark (may we call you “Lewis” for short?) umbrella has a 38 inch polyester canopy which has a “Teflon-like” coating; we can’t find anything that tells us what the material actually is, but it does come close to being waterproof and quick-drying.
With Teflon coating, the umbrella's 38-inch canopy will keep you dry, and its automatic open/close button folds the umbrella down to 11 inches.
To repel water and make it more waterproof, the fabric is coated with Teflon.
The Lewis N. Clark Compact (appx. $11) makes a great choice for those who are unwilling to pay for any more than they need. For an admirable price it will keep you dry, stand up to moderate breezes, and disappear into a glove compartment easily.

What reviewers didn't like

It isn’t as solidly built as our other picks
Flimsier than some options
View our Compact Umbrella buying guide for in-depth advice and recommendations.

From our partners