By Emily A. Brown
We braved rain, wind, and high school geometry in search of the worthiest umbrellas out there.
With all the snowing finally over (please, Lord!), that other pesky form of precipitation is just getting started putting a damper on things. We took a rain check, so to speak, on the season's best umbrellas, spending hours in the wind tunnel around the Hancock Tower and enduring strolls in bone-chilling drizzles. In testing more than a dozen models, we graded performance on a scale of 1 (poor) to 4 (excellent), based on how sturdy the umbrella was in the face of strong gusts, and how dry it kept us. And after tallying the results, we found five that performed well enough across the board to earn the Connoisseur seal of approval.