When this thing is on your back, don’t expect to fly though. Mary Poppins is only a movie, after all. Pictured below is a backpack umbrella that comes with its own wearable carrying case. Operation is dead simple, just pull it out, open, and attach to the lightweight backpack. The backpack umbrella’s ultimate value is it frees the hands to carry stuff. Problem is it does risk getting caught on things like low-hanging wires or branches.
Then there’s the frightful possibility of it getting caught in a powerful gust of wind. At least when you’re holding the umbrella it can still be maneuvered or moved to accommodate the current. Not so with the backpack umbrella.
This might be ideal for light rains and sodden downpours. When entering doorways though, make sure you’re not knocked back when this hits the frame. If it only could e remotely controlled to fold back into its container. Hmmm.
The backpack umbrella is selling here for $39.95.
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