LIfeTek Automatic & Windproof Teflon Compact Umbrella

Last updated: December 29, 2022


When closed, this portable umbrella shrinks down to 11.5 inches in length to make it easy to carry around with you everywhere you go. It not only comes with a cover, but the Teflon cover reduces water retention to keep it as dry as possible while exposed to rain. It has steel ribs that help it hold its shape when wind gets beneath it.

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 portable umbrella comes with a storage cover that makes it easy to keep your other items dry when you slip the umbrella into a bag.

In our analysis of 26 expert reviews, the LIfeTek Automatic & Windproof Teflon Compact Umbrella placed 8th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Have you had an umbrella invert or break at a time when you needed it the most? At LifeTek we use the highest quality materials to ensure that you are protected at all times. What does this mean? It means we use the latest research and technology – such as the unique combination of steel, resin and aluminum to construct the 9 large trifolded ribs – to provide stronger wind & rain protection than anything else on the market.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Very compact when closed, fluid opening mechanism, Teflon coated canopy
it withstood being battered by violent gusts without ever inverting, ranking it as one of the strongest umbrellas we have ever tested.
The LifeTek 42 FX1 (about $27) comes with a specially designed storage case that makes it easier to put away than most of its competitors. Its Teflon coating prevents it from absorbing any water, which means it dries fairly quickly, too.
The sturdy steel ribs, together with the shaft, provide solid support and also has a nice practical length.
Lightweight and compact. Smooth auto open and close function

What reviewers didn't like

Flips inverted too easily
But at a price of more than $30 at the time of our testing, it didn’t offer a large enough advantage over the cheaper Repel or AmazonBasics models for us to justify choosing it as one of our top picks, and it didn’t offer enough unique features for us to make it a separate upgrade pick.
Costs a little more for the quality
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