It’s that time again. Time to take a look at your outdoor umbrella and see if it needs replacing after being lashed and destroyed last season. OR, it’s time to finally get yourself your first dash of color and protection for your outdoor space, that will allow you to have a meal in the midday sun or sit up on the roof in the middle of a summer rain shower. I’ve bought a lot of these things over the years and USUALLY the more you pay the longer they last, but some of the inexpensive umbrellas will last a long time if you take really good care of them. Here are my picks for 2016. Enjoy and share yours in comments.