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article imageRainshader — The umbrella reinvented

By Lesley Lanir     May 10, 2013 in World
Warwick - How many umbrellas do you buy a year? Stephen Collier has created the Rainshader, a waterproof dome that can withstand Gale Force 7 winds up to 40 miles per hour. It's the revolutionary brolly to beat all brollies and possibly the last one you have to buy
Working together with experts at the International Institute for Product and Service Innovation at the University of Warwick, Stephen Collier has produced an innovative new umbrella. The Rainshader directs rain towards the front and back of the umbrella unlike the standard version that allows rain to stream off in all directions. It is also shaped to go over the shoulders protecting more of your body from the rain drops.
Hospitality Umbrellas Ltd, who are the developers, say that the Rainshader was designed with the comfortable viewing of sporting events in mind. It is based on a motor helmet and allows the spectator more protection from the weather than any other umbrella designed yet. It's fibre glass ribs and a rubber handle make it less conductive during electrical storms.
After tunnel testing at Coventry University UK, the Rainshader was found to stand up against Gale Force 7 winds without blowing inside out and breaking.
The developers claim that the Rainshader will:
1. Protect you from the rain
2. Not blow inside out
3. Not jab passers by in the eye
4. Reduce wind-chill
5. Shade you from the sun
6. Be easy to fold and portable
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