For a compact lightweight, automatic umbrella that won't blow inside out, nothing beats the WindPro® Flatwear? Vented Auto Umbrella. Its flat-frame construction makes it easy to pack, and specially designed vents allow wind to escape during gusty conditions. It opens and closes at the push of a button.
Not to let inclement weather slow you down, make sure that your travel raingear includes a pair of waterproof boots. Waterproof nylon boots have luxuriously soft faux fur lining to keep feet warm, and a front zipper for easy on and off. It offers the ultimate in cozy comfort and high performance. The boot tops fold over for compact packing, and the slip-resistant, featherweight lug sole offers long-wearing durability. Also to keep your feet dry and your shoes protected make sure you purchase men's or ladies' galoshes from a selection of overshoes. Tote's waterproof loafer will protect and prolong the life of your shoes from the damaging effects of rain, snow, and salt without hurting your pocketbook. Imagine a lightweight, convenient to use overshoe that folds small and wipes clean. A thick, long-wearing sole grips in slippery conditions. They come in a smooth, sleek, contemporary style that will allow you to wear the overshoes anywhere. Every travel raingear should include a raincoat or a poncho. Unisex water-repellent Pouchable Poncho from Shedrain gives you the flexibility and mobility to do what you want regardless of the weather conditions. It's made of waterproof, breathable, lightweight rip-stop nylon that also offers stain resistance. The four snap placket and large center kangaroo pocket with mesh umbrella case add to the ease and convenience of this packable nylon piece.
These days most raincoats offered as a travel gear are made of a dense, yet lightweight 60% nylon/40% polyester weave and are both rain- and wind-resistant.
Remember, if your travel raingear includes these items, you're free to enjoy your sightseeing walks - even in the rain.