Walking on a rainy day when you have an umbrella is no big deal. However, if you’re walking with a friend who doesn’t have one, you’re forced to be soaked on one side, and dry on the other as you both try to huddle underneath it. Unless you feel like bringing a backup for your buddy, this is going to be an issue every time.
While you could always opt for a larger umbrella, why not go for one that is aimed at keeping two people protected from the rain? The Dualbrella will give you a six foot wide and three foot deep covering that will make sure you won’t have to deal with the awkward shuffle under an umbrella again. This will only cost about $20, and is also good for keeping a big armful groceries dry.