I didn’t want to contribute to the dubious thread so here’s a new, legitimate topic.
I have a couple of Metro umbrellas from Blunt. About as wind proof as possible but their major attribute is the lack of pointy bits. I took it to Scotland and did not use it, even on the rainy days. However, if we had been able to get to Iona in the storm, I would have been glad to have both the umbrella and the rain pants. I will not be taking it on my next visit to Europe.
Here at home in Boise, Idaho, the Metro has been a nice accessory for walking in rain or wet snow but its most beneficial function is actually as a parasol.