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BEST FOR YOUR WALLET

Weather Zone "Tuxedo"

Wingspan 48 inches
Weight
17 ounces
Length closed
35 inches
Length open
Same
Auto open/close?
Yes/no
Time to open
0.6 seconds
Wind resistance
3
Rain resistance 4

This handy-dandy hardware store pickup has an aesthetic that’s similar the Longchamp’s, and almost identical measurements, but offers easier opening and a fractional price tag. $25, Economy Hardware, 219 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, 617-536-4280, citylivingstores.com.

 

 

BEST OVERALL
Davek "Duet"

Wingspan 55 inches
Weight
22 ounces
Length closed
14.75 inches
Length open
29 inches
Auto open/close?
Yes/yes
Time to open
0.8 seconds
Wind resistance
4

Rain resistance 4

Notching a perfect score of 4 in wind resistance, the Davek would probably hold its own in a fast-moving convertible. Plus, it has a wingspan that’s wide enough for two people to share, and briefcase-friendly collapsibility. $149, Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, Boston, 617-536-3660, neimanmarcus.com.

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