The Water-Resistant Umbrella by Kazuyo Koike Dries Within Seconds

By: Misel Saban - Jan 22, 2016
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To offer consumers a dry commute during rainy weather, Kazuyo Koike designed a water-resistant umbrella design made from fabric that repels water and dries instantly. This allows users to stay dry during use as well as instantly put the umbrella away in their bag without having to worry about the device being soaking wet. The umbrella is ideal for consumers that are living in damp climates or walk everywhere, allowing them the convenience of using the product and quickly storing it away without any hassle.

While umbrella designs tend to focus on compact shape for easy storing, the device is virtually useless to put away if it is dripping wet after use. Koike's parasol design addresses this issue with high-density fabric that repels water and shakes dry in seconds. The design also comes with an anti-slip silicone grip and 46-inch canopy.