Rain Shield

The problem with umbrella, according to designers Lin Min-Wei and Liu Li-Hsiang, is that it only protects you from the rain coming from above. So the duo set off to design something that can protect you from water's other sneaky angles of attack. Behold, the Rain Shield, as seen in Yanko Design: Link


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Rats! I was on my second prototype for an umbrella that works like this. Ah, well. I might not get the patent, but at least I should be able to buy one in the near future.
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I want an umbrella that opens/closes even more quickly and conveniently than current designs. Be cool to have one that folds in the opposite direction, to make dashing into a taxi easier.
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