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Umbrellas With Lifetime Warranties Will Weather Storms Forever

Stay high and dry.

When you think about it, umbrella technology really hasn't advanced all that much in the thousand-plus years they've existed. The real advancement instead was our acceptance of them.

The first guy who ever carried one in England, Jonas Hanway, may have kept himself dry in a storm, but he surely had his gawkers on the street. According to The Magazine of American History, umbrellas in Hanway's time were "long regarded as a sign of extreme effeminacy, and they multiplied very slowly."

"For many years those who used umbrellas in the streets were exposed to the insults of the mob," the article explains, "and to the persistent and very natural animosity of the hackney coachman, who bespattered them with mud and lashed them furiously with their whips."

Thank goodness we've evolved.

Today, umbrellas aren't just protection from the elements but a mark of style, and an investment in the right one will ensure you have an umbrella that lasts. The following umbrellas are backed by a limited lifetime guarantee (which usually means the lifetime of the product, not YOUR actual lifetime). Normal wear and tear? Generally not covered. But if you're ever displeased with any of these umbrellas here, there's a good chance the brand will do whatever it can to make it up to you.

Davek
Warranty: "Davek umbrellas are made to endure over many years with proper use. If, at any time, you find any defect in material or workmanship, or the umbrella should fail to function properly, we will gladly repair or replace it at no charge (except shipping & handling). Owners must register to keep their umbrella protected under the lifetime guarantee."
ShedRain

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Warranty: "If at any time this ShedRain product fails due to defect, the consumer should return it and ShedRain will repair it or replace it with a similar model."
Totes

Fore! totes Golf Umbrellas provide full, vented coverage so you can play another round. //bit.ly/1SCvCHf

Posted by totes on Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Warranty: "Totes umbrellas are built to exacting standards using the finest materials and hand-inspected to ensure top-quality. With proper care, your totes umbrella should provide a lifetime of durable, reliable protection. If this umbrella should prove to be defective in materials or workmanship, or fail to function properly we will gladly replace it with a comparable umbrella. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear of items."
Unbreakable Umbrellas

Unbreakable Walking-Stick Umbrella, stronger than most other umbrellas

Posted by Unbreakable Umbrella on Friday, July 8, 2011
Warranty: "Unbreakable® Umbrella frames are warranted not to break under normal use (no throwing them under a heavy truck or a train, no chopping with an axe, no banging with a hammer, no throwing into a wood chipper, no setting on fire, or subjecting them to other abuses). This warranty does not cover damage caused by abuse or accident, nor does it cover fabric. Any alteration of the Unbreakable® Umbrella will void our warranty."
GustBuster

SmartTuxedo.com says, "GustBuster...don't leave home without it!"

Posted by GustBuster on Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Warranty: "The GustBuster distinguishes itself not only by its many patented and exclusive features but by the unparalleled use of superior materials and crafstmanship in its making. Should this GustBuster have any material or component defects, please return it to us with your check or money order...Your GustBuster will be repaired or replaced, at our option, with one of the same value, color and/or design."
Lands' End
Lands' End
Warranty: "If you're not satisfied with any item, simply return it to us at any time for an exchange or refund of its purchase price."
L.L. Bean
L.L. Bean
Warranty: “Our products are guaranteed to give 100% satisfaction in every way. Return anything purchased from us at any time if it proves otherwise. We do not want you to have anything from L.L.Bean that is not completely satisfactory.”
Eddie Bauer
Eddie Bauer
Warranty: “Every Item we sell will give you complete satisfaction or you may return it for a full refund.”