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75 Advanced Umbrella Designs

These Designs Could Have Prepared for the Toronto Flood

— July 9, 2013 — World
If your umbrella flipped inside-out on you during yesterday's Toronto flood, you probably wished you had a sturdier, wind-proof umbrella. Heavy rainfalls and windy storms will ruin most umbrellas, but these advanced parasol designs may have been close to withstanding the rough weather.

The ‘Rainshader’ by Stephen Collier is specifically made to endure wind speeds up to 60km/h, which is like a small hurricane. It is helmet-shaped and wraps close to your shoulders like a shield. The Backpack Umbrella from Hammacher Schlemmer will let you walk in the rain hands-free. With its built-in, adjustable support rod fixed onto the knapsack, the parasol will hover over your head from behind.

While some of these are innovative in shape and design, others are actually technologically advanced. There are many umbrella designs that light up, with embedded LED lights in the fabric of on the umbrella stem. The Starry Sky Umbrella has numerous blue lights on the parasol, letting you glow according to three different flash settings.
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Activity
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Toy Brick Umbrellas
Toy Brick Umbrellas
Artist Nathan Sawaya Creates a Fully Functioning LEGO Umbrella
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74
Sun-Powered Parasols
Sun-Powered Parasols
The Loef is an Autonomous Umbrella That'll Protect You From the Sun
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73
Simple Streetlight Umbrellas
Simple Streetlight Umbrellas
The Lamprella is Romantic and Futuristic
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72
Umbrella Phone Chargers
Umbrella Phone Chargers
The Booster Brolly Will Juice Your Phone, Rain or Shine
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71
Subtly Updated Parasols
Subtly Updated Parasols
Lean-able Umbrella Stays Propped Up Against Walls
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70
Solar-Paneled Patio Umbrellas
Solar-Paneled Patio Umbrellas
Enjoy Modern Day Mother Nature with Mocha’s Outdoor-Ready Tech
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69
Light-Emitting Umbrellas
Light-Emitting Umbrellas
The Um Torch Gives Off a Shower of Light to Better Illuminate Your Path
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68
Retro Gun Handle Umbrellas
Retro Gun Handle Umbrellas
Fend Off the Rain with the Flintlock Pistol Gun Umbrella
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67
Text-Enabling Umbrellas
Text-Enabling Umbrellas
The Brolly Umbrella Lets You Text in the Rain Without Sacrificing Dryness
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66
Peeping Rain Protectors
Peeping Rain Protectors
The Submarine Umbrellas Let Users Indulge in a Little Practical Fantasy
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65
Starry Night Parasols
Starry Night Parasols
The Twinkle Umbrella Protects Against Rain and Traffic
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64
Sci-Fi Fantasy Umbrellas
Sci-Fi Fantasy Umbrellas
The Game of Thrones House Sigil Umbrella Features Each Symbolic Family
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63
Safer Storm Shelters
Safer Storm Shelters
The Blunt Umbrella is Chic and Won't Poke Your Eye Out
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62
Clever Ventilated Parasols
Clever Ventilated Parasols
The Wind Defying Packable Umbrella Won't Flip Over in a Storm
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61
Shading Space Warmers
Shading Space Warmers
Stay Warm While Outdoors with the Umbrella Pole Patio Heater
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60
Musical Storm Gear
Musical Storm Gear
This 8-Bit Umbrella Will Have Users Singing in the Rain
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59
Hurricane-Proof Umbrellas
Hurricane-Proof Umbrellas
These Windproof Umbrellas Can Withstand the Deadliest of Storms
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58
Transforming 24-Hour Umbrellas
Transforming 24-Hour Umbrellas
The Skycycle Parasol Adjusts is Exposure to Complement Conditions
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57
Wind-Proof Parasols
Wind-Proof Parasols
The Fulton Titan-1 Umbrella Can Withstand Extremely Gusty Days
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56
Handgrip-Stored Parasols
Handgrip-Stored Parasols
When Wet, the POPI Umbrella Can be Sealed Within itself
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55
Illuminating Rain Accessories
Illuminating Rain Accessories
The Light-Up Umbrella is Practical and Stylish
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54
Loud Speaker Umbrellas
Loud Speaker Umbrellas
The Oto Shigure
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53
Couple-Friendly Tandem Parasols
Couple-Friendly Tandem Parasols
The Dualbrella Protects Pairs from Percipitation
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52
Hue-Shifting Parasols
Hue-Shifting Parasols
The Colour Change Umbrella Adds Vibrancy to Rainy Days
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51
Breeze-Blowing Umbrellas
Breeze-Blowing Umbrellas
You'll Be Super Cool With This "Fan-Tastic" Fanbrella Umbrella
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50
Solar-Powered School Benches
Solar-Powered School Benches
The Solar Dok Lets Students Recharge Their Gadgets Outdoors
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49
Peek-A-Boo Umbrellas
Peek-A-Boo Umbrellas
The Camouflage Goggles Umbrella is the Perfect Stakeout Prop
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48
Anti-Theft Umbrellas
Anti-Theft Umbrellas
The Lizard Umbrella Comes Apart to Become a Less Desirable Acquisition
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47
The Smart Umbrella
The Smart Umbrella
Flashes on Days it Will Rain (So You Don't Forget)
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46
Transforming Suitcase Parasol Loungers
Transforming Suitcase Parasol Loungers
The Umbrella Chair Lets You Relax Wherever You Go
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45
Profane Umbrella
Profane Umbrella
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44
Luminous LED Parasols
Luminous LED Parasols
The Starry Sky Umbrella Will Brighten Up Those Rainy Days
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43
Iconic Umbrella Tables
Iconic Umbrella Tables
Gulliver by Sywawa is an Oversized Parasol that Can Serve to Furnish Bars
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42
Inspection-Proof Parasols
Inspection-Proof Parasols
The CCD-Me-Not Umbrella Keeps You Safe from Government Surveillance
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41
Smoke-Absorbing Umbrellas
Smoke-Absorbing Umbrellas
The 'Spiro' Umbrella Purifies the Air Around Smokers
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40
Round-Tipped Parasols
Round-Tipped Parasols
Blunt Umbrellas Provide Safety and Functionality in the Rain
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39
Instant Artsy Rain Shields
Instant Artsy Rain Shields
Van Gogh Automatic Umbrella Keeps You Dry in Style
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38
Light Saber Umbrella
Light Saber Umbrella
LED and Rain Protector Together at Last
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37
Burqa Umbrellas
Burqa Umbrellas
The Incognito Umbrella Lets You Maintain Your Modesty in the Rain
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36
Street Light Umbrellas
Street Light Umbrellas
The Lighted Umbrella Keeps You Safe on Stormy Nights
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35
Drip-Free Parasols
Drip-Free Parasols
The Inverted Umbrella is Ideal for Busy Rainy Commutes
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34
Fluorescent Rain Gear
Fluorescent Rain Gear
The Bright Night StrideLite Umbrella Will Illuminate Your Way Home
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33
Music in the Rain
Music in the Rain
DAP Umbrella
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32
Anti-Inside Out Umbrella
Anti-Inside Out Umbrella
GustBuster
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Anti-Collision Umbrellas
Anti-Collision Umbrellas
Polite Umbrella
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30
Umbrella Predicts Rain
Umbrella Predicts Rain
Ambient Umbrella Gives 12 Hour Warning
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29
Drink-Carrying Rain Shields
Drink-Carrying Rain Shields
The Cup Holder Umbrella Holds Your Coffee While You Walk
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Waterproof Sci-Fi Weaponry
Waterproof Sci-Fi Weaponry
The Star Wars Style LED Umbrella by INFMETRY Looks Like a Lightsaber
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Eco-Friendly Storm Shelters
Eco-Friendly Storm Shelters
The Polar Umbrella is a Stunning Shelter for Ecological Storm
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Double-Stemmed Umbrellas
Double-Stemmed Umbrellas
Tandem Umbrella For Lovers
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Illuminating Umbrellas
Illuminating Umbrellas
The Radiantly Rain-Resistant Brookstone 'Flashlight Umbrella'
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Biodegradable Umbrella
Biodegradable Umbrella
The Bamboo Brelli
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Eco-Friendly Charging Umbrellas
Eco-Friendly Charging Umbrellas
Parasolar
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Rain Filtering Umbrellas
Rain Filtering Umbrellas
The Filterbrella
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Extremely Compact Automatic Umbrellas
Extremely Compact Automatic Umbrellas
These Super Mini Parasols Can Easily Fit in Your Pocket
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Color Changing Umbrellas
Color Changing Umbrellas
Unique, Multi-Hued Rain Gear from Squid London
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Hands-Free Parasols
Hands-Free Parasols
Backpack Umbrella Lets You Carry Multiple Groceries and Stay Dry
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Phone-Charging Solar Umbrellas
Phone-Charging Solar Umbrellas
Hammacher Schlemmer's Solar Umbrella Charges Phones with the Sun
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Pre-Apocalyptic Umbrellas
Pre-Apocalyptic Umbrellas
The Blade Runner Umbrella Helps You Stay Dry
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Light Saber Parasols
Light Saber Parasols
Have a Real Life Star Wars Battle with the Rainbow Flash LED Umbrella
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Bumperella
Bumperella
Non Lethal Umbrella
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14
Hands-Free Umbrellas
Hands-Free Umbrellas
The Shoulderbrella Frees Up Your Hands When it Rains
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13
Multi-Functional Beach Chairs
Multi-Functional Beach Chairs
The LoungePac Conveniently Folds Out to Provide a Variety of Options
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Umbrella Photo Browser
Umbrella Photo Browser
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Protective Cycle Canopies
Protective Cycle Canopies
The Uberhood Bike Umbrella Keeps Cyclists Dry and Safe
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Umbrella Weapons
Umbrella Weapons
The Sword Umbrella by Bruce and Stephanie Tharp of Materious
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Modernized Armor-Like Umbrellas
Modernized Armor-Like Umbrellas
The Rain Shield Protects the Sides of the Body, Not Just the Head
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Portable Canopy Parasols
Portable Canopy Parasols
Take Some Tree Shade Everywhere with the Komorebigasa Umbrella
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All-in-One Outdoor Armchairs
All-in-One Outdoor Armchairs
The Cobra Portable Sports Chair Offers Comfort Anywhere
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Solar-Powered Umbrellas
Solar-Powered Umbrellas
The Solaris Sun Shade Lets You Work Outside Leisurely
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My Day Electronic Paper Umbrella
My Day Electronic Paper Umbrella
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4
Eco Breathing Benches
Eco Breathing Benches
The Lite-On Fresh-Chair Provides a Refreshing Public Place to Repose
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3
Brass-Knuckle Umbrella
Brass-Knuckle Umbrella
Umbuster
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2
Luxuriously Levitating Loungers
Luxuriously Levitating Loungers
The 'Zero Gravity Hammock Chair' Can Swing in All Directions
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Canopy-Free Umbrellas
Canopy-Free Umbrellas
The Air Umbrella is a Wind-Powered, Eco-Friendly Rain Protector
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