We’ve seen some pretty unusual umbrellas lately, like the samurai umbrella that we’ve featured last week. Compared to other weird ones, this one is a little bit strange.
The Backpack Umbrella is an umbrella that can be worn on the back. The great thing about this product is you can use the umbrella without having to hold it.
The Backpack Umbrella’s makers said that the product was designed for persons who are burdened by packages or doing activities that require the use of both hands. A spokesman from Hammacher Schlemmer, an online shop for unusual things, said: “The Backpack Umbrella helps pedestrians stay dry while leaving their hands free to carry groceries or luggage.”
According to the website: “This is the umbrella that is worn on the back, providing rain and sun protection while keeping the hands free. Ideal for use when burdened by packages, a dog’s leash, or other activities that require both hands, the umbrella fits into a pack strapped to the back. Unzipping the pack, removing the umbrella and attaching it to the pack’s built-in, adjustable support rod takes seconds; the pack slips over the shoulders and secures around the waist with a plastic buckle. When deployed, it covers its wearer with a 39 1/4-inch diameter polyester canopy. The umbrella’s canopy collapses easily against its pole and slips back into the pack’s pouch when the weather clears.”
via: Geeky Gadgets