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99 Problem-Solving Umbrellas

From Piped Parasol Racks to Squirt Gun Parasols

— May 30, 2012 — Art & Design
Judging by the popularity of parkas and wellies, rain gear is never the most fashionable option, but with so many different models and possibilities, one of these problem-solving umbrella choices will suit your fancy while getting the job done.

Parasols used to be the most simple of tools -- the kind that were only innovated to better serve their functionality. Now, they are being upscaled to make them better additions to one's outfit (designer denim parasol designs, anyone?) or to have alternate functions hidden within them (like light saber handles). Similar to the different app features smartphones now have have, umbrellas are being packed with all sorts of quirks and capabilities.

I'm not sure when I'll ever need a water purifying umbrella, but at least there is something for everyone!
6.2
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Uplifting Parasols
Uplifting Parasols
The Wheel and Seal Umbrella is for Fun-Loving Children
<
98
Stylish Safari Print Parasols
Stylish Safari Print Parasols
The 'Crazy Savannah' Umbrella by Nitraid Will Keep You Dry & Fly
<
97
Imperial Cruiser Rain Shields
Imperial Cruiser Rain Shields
The Star Destroyer Umbrella Keeps Geeks High and Dry
<
96
Informative Rain Protectors
Informative Rain Protectors
The Umbrella Guide Master Keeps Out the Water and Disorientation
<
95
Transit-Inspired Parasols
Transit-Inspired Parasols
The London Undercover 'Green Line' Umbrella Pays Homage to Vintage Buses
<
94
Pugnacious Parasols
Pugnacious Parasols
Star Wars Lightsaber Umbrella Keeps Heads Dry with the Force
<
93
Avian Designer Parasols
Avian Designer Parasols
Stay Dry With the Stylish London Cover Pigeon Umbrella
<
92
Safer Storm Shelters
Safer Storm Shelters
The Blunt Umbrella is Chic and Won't Poke Your Eye Out
<
91
Handgrip-Stored Parasols
Handgrip-Stored Parasols
When Wet, the POPI Umbrella Can be Sealed Within itself
<
90
Illuminating Rain Accessories
Illuminating Rain Accessories
The Light-Up Umbrella is Practical and Stylish
<
89
Summery Sauce Carriers
Summery Sauce Carriers
The Mini Picnic Table Condiment Set is Perfect for Summer Parties
<
88
Piped Parasol Racks
Piped Parasol Racks
The Loris & Livia Umbrella Stand Has an Endearing Industrial Appeal
<
87
Loud Speaker Umbrellas
Loud Speaker Umbrellas
The Oto Shigure
<
86
Hue-Shifting Parasols
Hue-Shifting Parasols
The Colour Change Umbrella Adds Vibrancy to Rainy Days
<
85
Designer Denim Parasols
Designer Denim Parasols
The London Undercover + Tenue de Nimes Umbrella is Stylish
<
84
Breeze-Blowing Umbrellas
Breeze-Blowing Umbrellas
You'll Be Super Cool With This "Fan-Tastic" Fanbrella Umbrella
<
83
Solar-Powered School Benches
Solar-Powered School Benches
The Solar Dok Lets Students Recharge Their Gadgets Outdoors
<
82
Blinged Rain Shields
Blinged Rain Shields
The Pasotti Luxury Umbrellas Come Covered in Swarovski Crystals
<
81
Shade-Providing Sundials
Shade-Providing Sundials
The Clock Parasol by Kota Nezu Cleverly Tells the Time
<
80
Cooling Canopies
Cooling Canopies
The Fanbrella Umbrella Not Only Shields You from Rain & Rays, But Also Cools You
<
79
The Smart Umbrella
The Smart Umbrella
Flashes on Days it Will Rain (So You Don't Forget)
<
78
Profane Umbrella
Profane Umbrella
<
77
Transforming Suitcase Parasol Loungers
Transforming Suitcase Parasol Loungers
The Umbrella Chair Lets You Relax Wherever You Go
<
76
Magnetic Rain Gear
Magnetic Rain Gear
The Double Sided Umbrella Fastens No Matter Which Way You Roll
<
75
Eco Umbrellas Made of Garbage
Eco Umbrellas Made of Garbage
The Eco Brolly
<
74
Drip-Sealing Umbrellas
Drip-Sealing Umbrellas
Yuento Magic Umbrella Features a Plastic Case That Turns into a Handle
<
73
Umbrella-Bearing Bags
Umbrella-Bearing Bags
The Umbrella Messenger Bag Holds Your Hoard While Weathering the Weather
<
72
Creative Drink Spiking
Creative Drink Spiking
<
71
Luminous LED Parasols
Luminous LED Parasols
The Starry Sky Umbrella Will Brighten Up Those Rainy Days
<
70
Sword-Like Umbrellas
Sword-Like Umbrellas
The Mini Samurai Umbrella Will Fight Off Wet Weather
<
69
Blue Sky Umbrellas
Blue Sky Umbrellas
Inspiring Accessories for Inclement Weather
<
68
Twinkling Parasols
Twinkling Parasols
The Lumadot LED Umbrella Will Keep You Fashionably Fierce and Dry
<
67
Umbrellas Inspired By Nature
Umbrellas Inspired By Nature
The Parashell
<
66
Inspection-Proof Parasols
Inspection-Proof Parasols
The CCD-Me-Not Umbrella Keeps You Safe from Government Surveillance
<
65
Solar Powered Patios
Solar Powered Patios
Umbrella Glows for 8 Hours
<
64
Sweet Sophisticated Sunshades
Sweet Sophisticated Sunshades
Penelope Parasols are Petite Umbrellas with a Contemporary Twist
<
63
Vibrant Plant Parasols
Vibrant Plant Parasols
The Umbrosa Rimbou Umbrella Keeps You Shaded in Style
<
62
Bright Umbrella Projects
Bright Umbrella Projects
The Centro Abierto de Actividades Ciudadanas Adds Color
<
61
Round-Tipped Parasols
Round-Tipped Parasols
Blunt Umbrellas Provide Safety and Functionality in the Rain
<
60
Instant Artsy Rain Shields
Instant Artsy Rain Shields
Van Gogh Automatic Umbrella Keeps You Dry in Style
<
59
Umbrellas with Feet
Umbrellas with Feet
The Stand by Tsuboi
<
58
Cliche Wet-Weather Gear
Cliche Wet-Weather Gear
Cutesy ‘Raining Cats n' Dogs' Print Umbrella
<
57
Light Saber Umbrella
Light Saber Umbrella
LED and Rain Protector Together at Last
<
56
Cute Couple Umbrellas
Cute Couple Umbrellas
Keep You and Your Loved One Dry With the Senz Umbrella by Ameico
<
55
Helpful Umbrellas
Helpful Umbrellas
'The Guide' Shows Tourists the Way
<
54
Melting Umbrellas
Melting Umbrellas
The Ice-Cycle Uses Ice as Fabric to Protect You from the Sun
<
53
Petroleum-Powered Umbrellas
Petroleum-Powered Umbrellas
Michael Stanley's Personal Car Parasol Beats the Heat
<
52
X-Ray Umbrellas
X-Ray Umbrellas
Anastacia Spada Turns Old Bone Photos Into Chic Rain Protection
<
51
Solar-Powered Umbrellas
Solar-Powered Umbrellas
SOLARBrella and SKYShades Sun Protectors Maximize the Sun's Rays
<
50
Street Light Umbrellas
Street Light Umbrellas
The Lighted Umbrella Keeps You Safe on Stormy Nights
<
49
Umbrella Golf Clubs
Umbrella Golf Clubs
'Off the Course' Lets You Golf Rain or Shine
<
48
Anti-Inside Out Umbrella
Anti-Inside Out Umbrella
GustBuster
<
47
Twinkling Bumbershoots
Twinkling Bumbershoots
The Twilight Umbrella is a Protective Disco
<
46
Vibrantly Blurry Umbrellas
Vibrantly Blurry Umbrellas
The Le Pixel Beacj Brolly is Perfect for Hot Summer Days
<
45
Umbrella Art
Umbrella Art
En-JOI the Rain
<
44
Soulful Umbrellas
Soulful Umbrellas
The Lulin Ding Defence Umbrella Soothes the Soul in the Rain
<
43
Umbrella Predicts Rain
Umbrella Predicts Rain
Ambient Umbrella Gives 12 Hour Warning
<
42
Anti-Collision Umbrellas
Anti-Collision Umbrellas
Polite Umbrella
<
41
Brit Pop Parasols
Brit Pop Parasols
Stay Dry and Hip With London Undercover Umbrellas
<
40
Unbreakable Fighting Umbrellas
Unbreakable Fighting Umbrellas
New Philippine Secret Weapon
<
39
Squirt Gun Parasols
Squirt Gun Parasols
Alex Woolley Designs an Umbrella that Encourages Playing in the Rain
<
38
Cutesy Rain Gear
Cutesy Rain Gear
Lulu Guinness Birdcage Umbrella Makes Staying Dry Chic
<
37
Offensive Rain Gear
Offensive Rain Gear
The 'F the Rain' Umbrella
<
36
Drink-Carrying Rain Shields
Drink-Carrying Rain Shields
The Cup Holder Umbrella Holds Your Coffee While You Walk
<
35
Animal Head Parasols
Animal Head Parasols
This Archer Adams Westminster Umbrella is Devilishly Dapper
<
34
Upscale Backyard Umbrellas
Upscale Backyard Umbrellas
DelGreco & Company Gives Your Patio a Makeover
<
33
Illuminated LED Umbrellas
Illuminated LED Umbrellas
Lightdrops Keep You Safely Visible At Night
<
32
Quirky Corky Umbrellas
Quirky Corky Umbrellas
The Cute Sandra Correai Cork Umbrella is Eco- and Fashion-Friendly
<
31
Double-Stemmed Umbrellas
Double-Stemmed Umbrellas
Tandem Umbrella For Lovers
<
30
Hands Free Umbrella
Hands Free Umbrella
'Nubrella' Will Not Invert
<
29
Illuminating Umbrellas
Illuminating Umbrellas
The Radiantly Rain-Resistant Brookstone 'Flashlight Umbrella'
<
28
Biodegradable Umbrella
Biodegradable Umbrella
The Bamboo Brelli
<
27
Eco-Friendly Charging Umbrellas
Eco-Friendly Charging Umbrellas
Parasolar
<
26
Controversial Umbrella Designs
Controversial Umbrella Designs
The Arsebrella
<
25
Anti-Rain Weaponry
Anti-Rain Weaponry
Knight's Sword Handle Umbrella for Weather-Ready Chivalry
<
24
Trumpet-Shaped Parasols
Trumpet-Shaped Parasols
MDT-Tex's Tulip Umbrella is a Gorgeous Rain & Sun Guard
<
23
Barely Legal Parasols
Barely Legal Parasols
The Rifle Umbrella from Gadget Brando Will Show the Rain Who's Boss
<
22
Rain Filtering Umbrellas
Rain Filtering Umbrellas
The Filterbrella
<
21
$50,000 Crocodile Umbrellas
$50,000 Crocodile Umbrellas
Billionaire Couture Wet Weather Gear
<
20
Color Changing Umbrellas
Color Changing Umbrellas
Unique, Multi-Hued Rain Gear from Squid London
<
19
Hands-Free Parasols
Hands-Free Parasols
Backpack Umbrella Lets You Carry Multiple Groceries and Stay Dry
<
18
Ninja Umbrellas
Ninja Umbrellas
This Accessory Appears to Protect You from More Than Just Rain
<
17
Dripless Parasols
Dripless Parasols
The Mohock Smart Umbrella Features an Innovative Handle and Hook
<
16
Umbrellas In Wine Bottles
Umbrellas In Wine Bottles
The "Is.A.Brella" Is Alcohol-Free Fun For Fashionistas
<
15
Light Saber Parasols
Light Saber Parasols
Have a Real Life Star Wars Battle with the Rainbow Flash LED Umbrella
<
14
Pre-Apocalyptic Umbrellas
Pre-Apocalyptic Umbrellas
The Blade Runner Umbrella Helps You Stay Dry
<
13
Bumperella
Bumperella
Non Lethal Umbrella
<
12
Shoulder Umbrellas
Shoulder Umbrellas
DROP Solves the Problem of Awkward Grocery Carrying
<
11
Umbrella Photo Browser
Umbrella Photo Browser
<
10
Protective Cycle Canopies
Protective Cycle Canopies
The Uberhood Bike Umbrella Keeps Cyclists Dry and Safe
<
9
Stylish Weather Shields
Stylish Weather Shields
Umbrellas Are Once Again Becoming Fashion Statements
<
8
Fashion Raingear
Fashion Raingear
Jean Paul Gaultier Umbrellas
<
7
Water Purifying Umbrellas
Water Purifying Umbrellas
The Umbrella Recollector Can Filter Rainwater for Drinking Purposes
<
6
Transforming Umbrellas
Transforming Umbrellas
Drip-Free Hybrid Combines Waterproof Protection & Handbag
<
5
Self-Defense Umbrellas
Self-Defense Umbrellas
The Unbreakable Umbrella Defeats Rain and Foes
<
4
Solar-Powered Umbrellas
Solar-Powered Umbrellas
The Solaris Sun Shade Lets You Work Outside Leisurely
<
3
My Day Electronic Paper Umbrella
My Day Electronic Paper Umbrella
<
2
Inflatable Cloud Umbrellas
Inflatable Cloud Umbrellas
Joonsoo Kim's New Concept Is Meant To Express Happiness
<
1
Haute Umbrella Hats
Haute Umbrella Hats
Alexander McQueen's Hands-Free Rain Gear
<