Sometimes umbrellas can be the most awkward things to try and handle in high winds and heavy thunderstorms. A new design which reverses the traditional movement of the umbrella has been designed by a design team in Taipei City. The YESbrella offer is an upside-down umbrella design offering a variety of improvements over the traditional umbrella we have used for years. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about its unique design and what sets it apart from other umbrellas on the market.
“Umbrellas are an essential part of our everyday life, but the average umbrellas on the market can no longer meet our expectations, which is exactly why we encounter so many unpleasant situations on rainy days. Trying to get into your car, but can’t manage to close the long umbrella without getting stuck in the car door. Carrying a dripping umbrella that gets water all over your clothes. Using an automatic umbrella and still having to manually collapse the shaft to close.”
Launched via Kickstarter early bird pledges are available from $49 or roughly £39, with worldwide shipping expected to take place during May 2020. Features of the YESbrella include a one second auto close function, inward folding structural design, force eight wind resistant rigging and a 112 cm wide canopy with a weight of just 470 g.