The only umbrellas I own go on my flashes. They work great for dispersing light, but they are not much good for keeping rain off me. I’ve never found a need for a rain repelling umbrella in our arid climate, and, besides, in New Mexico, I believe an umbrella acts more as a lightning rod that a cover to keep you dry. France is another story, you really need to have an umbrella in France, and, fortunately, Sophie lent us umbrellas when we where in Aix, and there was one in the apartment that we rented in Paris.