It is a dark rainy night. The wind is howling, and you are struggling to hold on to your umbrella. It flies away, but is quickly rescued by that handsome stranger. Wow! Sounds romantic and all. But the truth is there is nothing romantic about losing your umbrella in the middle of a storm. You just end up drenched and dirty. The brilliant innovators at Hammacher Schlemmer have come up with the perfect solution – the Wind Defying Packable Umbrella. This amazing umbrella can resist gusts up to 35 mph that turn traditional umbrellas inside-out. This patented technology is really ingenious. It involves an overlapping vent system which disperses wind through eight reinforced slits in the canopy to eliminate inversion, but still doesn’t let in any of the rain, shielding you from precipitation. It also features reflective binding on the canopy’s rim to provide visibility in low-light conditions. They have spring-activated auto-open and shut buttons.
The Wind Defying Packable Umbrella by Hammacher Schlemmer is available in three different sizes specific to your personal needs. The smallest is a 43” canopy, which is 12 3/4″ L x 3″ W closed. It costs $30. The medium is a 46” canopy, which measures 17″ L x 3″ W closed. It costs $35. The biggest is a 54” canopy, which is 14 3/4″ L x 3″ W closed. It costs $40.