As a Seattleite, I don't use umbrellas very often (for some reason, its always been anti-cultural here). That said, we seem to be having monsoons lately and not just a light, steady drizzle, so I'm reconsidering my adherence to this wacky "get-wet like a real Seattleite" rule.
My absolute favorite umbrella when I was a kid was a clear vinyl, dome-style one with, I think (?), a mickey mouse design.
I am delighted to share with you an adult version of a clear, domed umbrella (from Umbrellas.net), which I would like to have in my rain gear arsenal. I would like the yellow roses, please, should santa be reading.