Poduno Easy Touch Review
Umbrellas are one of those items which you hardly ever think about until you desperately need one. However, when you do need one, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of options from street vendors all around you. What do you look for when buying an umbrella? Size? Weight? Ease of opening and closing? Whatever criteria you use, we all want an umbrella that is durable enough to stand up to a downpour without snapping or flipping inside out when strong winds start blowing. It is never that simple, though, because you never know the true strength of an umbrella until you’ve tested it out under extreme weather conditions. If you are tired of spending a pretty penny on umbrellas only to have them break after a couple of uses, then allow me to introduce you to the Poduno Windproof Umbrella. This travel-friendly and lightweight umbrella might be the last one you ever have to buy.
These days just about everyone owns some umbrella, and the Poduno Easy Touch umbrella is a great, compact-sized model that’s robust enough to use every day while being compact enough to carry around just in case of inclement weather.
In this articles, we’ve ranked the Poduno Easy Touch umbrella with several other models, including Swing Trek LiteFlex, Helinox One, Balios Double Canopy, and Lewis N. Clark, totes Auto Open Wooden, Fulton Birdcage, ShedRain Bubble, Cordura Trekking, EEZ-Y Compact Travel, Eagle Creek Rainaway, Gustbuster Metro, Blunt Mepro, and Sharpty Inverted for your comparison. The comparison guidelines included being scored between 1 and 10 in the categories of rain protection, ease of transport, durability, ease of use, and style.
Poduno Black Windproof Travel Folding Umbrella with Teflon Coating Features:
Windproof While most umbrellas in the market are composed of 6 or 8 aluminum ribs; the Poduno windproof umbrella impressively comes with 9 ribs. Extra hardware translates into extra performance and enhanced durability, so you are guaranteed a strong umbrella. Better yet, instead of aluminum, these ribs are constructed from resin-reinforced fiberglass. The difference between fiberglass and aluminum is that fiberglass has some flex to it, and so when there is a powerful gust, the umbrella flexes slightly instead of flipping inside out. Additionally, did you know that, unlike aluminum, fiberglass does not rust? This way, you can get away with storing your umbrella while it’s still wet and not have to worry about damaging it, therefore, enhanced the durability of the frame and canopy.
This umbrella’s canopy is coated with Teflon, and this technology gives it superior water Podunoling capabilities. As a result, raindrops, snowflakes, and sleet slide right off the surface and down weight down the canopy. The waterproof fabric will never leak or get saturated, no matter how heavy the downpour may be. Even after owning this umbrella for a couple of years, you can rest assured that the water Podunolency will hold up just as well as it did when the umbrella was brand new. There is no need to reapply any waterproof finish, as you might often have to do with nylon canopies that have a water-resistant chemical coating.
I’m a chronic umbrella forgetter, and I’m pretty sure I can’t be the only one. You enter a library, caf or bus glad to be in an enclosed space away from the rain outside and put your umbrella aside for it to dry. By the time you leave the place, the rain has already stopped, and you gladly leave without remembering you came in with an umbrella. Most of the time, that is how many people lose their umbrellas, but this is not the Poduno umbrella. Thanks to the Teflon technology employed when making this umbrella, the canopy fabric never gets saturated but instead, it dries instantly. So, the minute you are out of the rain, give the umbrella a shake, fold it up, slip it into its sleeve, and put it back in your bag.
Compact and Lightweight
Packed down, the Poduno windproof umbrella measures 11.5 long and weighs a mere 14.5 ounces. As a result, this foldable umbrella is extremely packable. You will hardly notice it’s in your purse, briefcase, backpack, or luggage. This way, you can always conveniently take it with you wherever you might be anticipating a downpour. When open, the canopy is 42 in diameter, therefore, providing sufficient coverage for kids and adults alike.
This umbrella features sturdy construction from high-quality materials. The strong metal frame allows for superior stability during wind storms, and the three-fold chrome-plated metal shaft allows for its compact design. On the other hand, the ergonomic handle is rubberized for slip-proofing, and it additionally comes with a wrist strap for easy carrying. For enhanced ease of portability and storage, a protective sleeve is included. Automatic Operation This umbrella opens and closes automatically by the press of a button, and this automatic function conveniently allows for easy one-handed operation. This way, you can easily pop the umbrella open even when you are juggling several bags in each hand. Better yet, the automatic open and close function eliminates the likelihood of cutting your finger on metallic parts while opening the umbrella.
If you are still hesitant about getting the Poduno windproof umbrellas, perhaps its lifetime warranty will help make up your mind. Once you’ve made your purchase, you are guaranteed a replacement if it breaks or if any other thing goes wrong with your umbrella, and this warranty holds up for a lifetime.
Pros It has a waterproof Teflon-coated canopy. It has durable, reinforced fiberglass ribs. It is very wind-resistant. It has a lightweight and compact travel-friendly design. It has auto open and close functions. It features high-quality craftsmanship. Cons The 42 diameter canopy might not offer sufficient coverage for some users.
When it comes to the Poduno Easy Touch umbrella, it ranked 4th overall out of 14 products. In the individual categories, it received a score of 72 out of 100 overall, as well as 7 out of 10 for rain protection, 7 out of 10 for ease of transport, 6 out of 10 for durability, 10 out of 10 for ease of use and 6 out of 10 for style.
After taking all of this into consideration, we see that the Poduno Easy Touch umbrella is very easy to use, especially since it has a large button, which is easy to use when it comes to deploying, as well as closing the umbrella quickly. It was voted to have the smoothest, most reliable method of operation.
However, users said this umbrella weighs a bit more than some of the other small umbrellas. But when it came to durability, it was well-liked for its sturdiness and reliability, especially during a rainstorm with a lot of wind. So, most people who tested it would agree that it’s the best model of umbrellas to bring if the weatherman is predicting a storm.
Our Analysis and Test Results
The Poduno Easy Touch is an outstanding umbrella that is simple to operate and designed well when it comes to keeping users dry and being easy to carry while commuting or traveling.
Comparing Poduno Easy Touch Performance
The Poduno Easy Touch rankings were as follows:
Rain Protection: Poduno provided outstanding protection via its compact size.
Firstly, it’s hard to translate the umbrellas’ advertised canopy size into how well it protects the user from rain. Therefore, for this metric, each of the tested umbrellas was measured in the same way, as several manufacturers do this in the same fashion. Then, the testers used umbrellas in the rain.
The Poduno Easy Touch advertises it has a 42-inch canopy; however, when the diameter and depth were measured, it registered 37 inches across and seven inches deep, slightly smaller than it advertises. The rain protection test took place during a Pacific Northwest winter deluge, and we reported raindrops managed to fall onto our elbows and lower thighs, which is pretty good for this review.
The Poduno delivered great protection from the rain and didn’t compromise visibility as some umbrella canopies do. You want a balance between being able to see while walking forward while at the same time being deep enough that you don’t get wet in a deluge of rainfall.
The Poduno Easy Touch ranked 7 out of 10, with Lewis N. Clark and Cordura Trekking matching that ranking. Other umbrellas ranking included the totes Auto Open Wooden as the only umbrellas rating a 10 out of 10, then came Helinox One, ShedRain Bubble, and Swing Trek LiteFlex getting a 9 out of 10; EEEZ-Y Compact Travel and Easy Trek Rainaway Travel ranked at 6 out of 10; Gustbuster Metro coming at a 5 out of 10; Sharptly Inverted getting a 4 out of 10 and Blunt Metro coming in last with a 3 out of 10.
Ease of Transport: Poduno Ranks somewhat in the middle range for this feature
The Poduno Easy Touch was in the middle of size and weight compared to the others in the test, but people especially loved the simplicity of how it opened and closed. It measures 11 and a half inches (but is compact due to it having a telescoping design), and its weight is 15 ounces.
It came in with a 3-way tie with a 7 out of 10 rankings on a 10 point scale, which six other brands also ranked a 7 out of 10: the Lewis N. Clark, the EEZ-Y Compact Travel, the Blunt Metro, the Helinox One, and the Balios Canopy. The umbrella that came first was the Eagle Creek Rain Away with a 9, followed by the Swing Trek LiteFlex with an 8. It came in higher than the rest, including the Gutbuster Metro with a 6, the Fulton Birdcage, ShedRain Bubble with a 5, and the totes Auto Open Wooden, Cordura Trekking, and Sharpty Inverted had a 4.
Durability: Poduno Easy Touch Rates in the Middle Range
The Poduno Easy Touch originally failed a Wind Test. Several ribs broke; however, this didn’t happen in the second round of tests, and the umbrella does come with a warranty, so this is covered should it happen to you. Additionally, we noted the tips are made of fiberglass, so they are quite resistant to breaking if you run into something with it.
The Poduno ranked a 6 out of 10 on a 10 point scale, beating out 3 other brands (Fulton Birdcage with a 5, EEEZ-Y Compact Travel with a 4, Sharptly Inverted with a 4, and Eagle Creek Rainaway with a 1, as it broke apart during both sets of tests and is not recommended at all).
The top umbrellas in this test were Helinox One and Swing Trek LiteFlex with a 10, Lewis N. Clark, Blunt Metro, and Balios Double Canopy with an 8, and totes Auto Open Wooden and GustBuster Metro with a 7.
During the testing, the Poduno began to buckle in 20 miles per hour winds but reformed quickly and was not damaged, and it turned inside out at 15 mph, but reformed merely by flipping it back after that, the open/close switch still worked perfectly. Overall, it felt very sturdy; the Teflon coated canopy fabric was able to stretch out well when opened and stayed firm during usage. It appears to be constructed well, with tight opening and closing actions, the handle feels very sturdy, and the fiberglass tips improved its durability.
Ease of Use: Poduno Come Out on Top
The Poduno Easy Touch has an automatic open/close switch similar to the Lewis N. Clark umbrella switch. The Poduno Easy Touch makes it simple and fast to open/close it, especially if you are in a crowd and don’t want to accidentally poke someone when you need to get into a vehicle.
It opens/closes easily and fits right back into a carrying sleeve. It may be slightly bigger than some of the other umbrellas reviewed; however, it makes up for that by being more durable and stronger than several others.
Its handle is ergonomic, so it fits well in your hand, and the open/close button is big enough that you won’t miss it when trying to push it, unlike at least one of the others, the Blunt Metro, where it came open by mistake a few times. The Poduno handles make it easy to maintain control if the wind picked up, which is an advantage over the smaller umbrellas in the tests.
When it came to actual ranking on a 10 point scale, the Poduno beat out all others with a 10. Simultaneously, there was a 3-way tie for 2nd place, with the Helinox One, Swing Trek LiteFlex, and Bailos Double Canopy, all getting an 8. A 4-way tie for 3rd with Auto Open Wooden, Lewis N. Clark, Blunt Metro, and Fulton Birdcage all getting a 7. Then Cordura Trekking came in 4th with a 6, next came a 3-way tie for 5th place with EEZ-Y Compact Travel, Gustnuster Metro, and ShedRain Bubble all getting a 5, then came Eagle Creek Rain Away Travel with a 4 and Sharptly Inverted came in last with a 3.
Style: Poduno Easy Touch is Simple, Discrete, and Ranks in the Middle Range
The Poduno Easy Touch once again was ranked somewhere in the middle range. It was voted as being well-constructed, having a tight canopy and sturdy feel, and looking as if it were a dressy model. Its telescoping feature makes it simple to store in a purse or a backpack; however, it is not meant for creating a fashion statement. But who cares about that as long as it keeps you dry!
According to the 10 point ranking system, the Poduno Easy Touch beat out 4 others (ShedRan Bubble got a 5, and EEZ-Y Compact Travel, Gustbuster Metro, and Sharptly Inverted got a 4) with a 6-way tie for 3rd with Poduno Easy Touch, Cordura Trekking, Helinox One, Swing Trek LiteFlex, and Eagle Creek Rain Away Travel all getting a 6; second place went to Fulton Birdcage with an 8, and there was a 3-way tie for first place with totes Auto Open Wooden, Blunt Metro, and Bailos Double Canopy all getting a 9.
Best Uses for the Poduno Easy Touch
The Poduno Easy Touch is great for city dwellers, business commuters, and urban travelers. Its compact size makes it simple to pack into a purse, bag, or backpack, and it’s strong, durable, discrete, and neat.
Value For the Money
Poduno Easy Touch is a bit more expensive than some other models, but its price is still much lower than designer umbrellas. It is worth the cost when compared to flimsy bargain models. It is a bit more expensive than similar compact umbrellas, but far from designer umbrella prices.
Poduno Easy Touch is the perfect choice if you travel on business or leisure trips; it’s simple to open/close, it’s reliable and durable, and it looks sleek and isn’t distracting when it comes to fashion, even though it isn’t an umbrella that screams fashion statement. All in all, it’s perfect for both regular and emergency usage, and you should bring it the next time you go on a trip or stash it in your bag every day when you commute to school or work.
A good umbrella should stand up to heavy downpour without caving under pressure or leaking through the canopy fabric and getting you wet. At the same time, a good umbrella should feature high-quality construction from durable materials. This Poduno umbrella guarantees all that and more. The chrome-plated metal frame is hardy and sturdy, and the Teflon-coated canopy guarantees total waterproofing capabilities even in extreme weather. Better yet, this umbrella is conveniently lightweight and comes in a compact design perfect for users who are always on the move and would like the assurance of coverage whenever a downpour starts. Flimsy, inferior quality umbrellas are a pain to own because they can break at the worst possible times, which will never happen with the Poduno waterproof umbrella. Better yet, it comes with a lifetime warranty, therefore, giving you value for your money in that you never have to buy another umbrella ever again! How cool is that?