The RainBender Inside-Out Umbrella Collects Dripping Water In a Cylinder

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Nov 25, 2015
References: rainbender & kickstarter
Inside-out umbrellas are usually not a good thing, because they're a sign that your umbrella has been defeated with a heavy gust of wind that has now rendered it unusable, unless you can struggle to coax it back into shape in the pouring rain.

But the RainBender is a different matter -- this umbrella features an intentional inside-out design that helps avoid dripping and indoor puddles. The umbrella has flexible ribs that are connected to a pole, which in turn is situated inside a carbon fiber cylinder that forms a thick handle. The canopy can be pulled inside the cylinder, which then collects dripping rainwater.

This inside-out umbrella uses smart design to overcome the age-old problem of drippy umbrellas.