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50 Umbrella Design Innovations

From Workout-Friendly Rain Gear to Smartphone-Connected Umbrellas

— May 16, 2015 — Art & Design
These innovative umbrellas range from phone-connected rain products to accessories that appeal to health-conscious consumers. For decades, the traditional umbrella hasn't changed all that much but new technologies and materials are making the familiar object more innovative and advanced.

Whether featuring truly waterproof textiles, smart phone connection capabilities or built-in weather sensors, these umbrellas are not your average rain protector. In addition to rain accessories that combine fashion with function, this list also zones in on sensor-equipped umbrellas that ensure one stays dry and safe during heavy rain conditions.

Other products include self supporting rain accessories and hands-free umbrella hats that are practical for runners, cyclists or those who are likely to work outdoors, even in rainy conditions.
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Smart Umbrella Sensors
Smart Umbrella Sensors
A Device Collects Crowdsourced Rain Data for More Accurate Weather Reports
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Fish Featuring Umbrellas
Fish Featuring Umbrellas
This Fish Umbrella Reminds You to Just Keep Swimming and Stay Gold
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48
Transformative Rain Gear
Transformative Rain Gear
The Color Changing Umbrella from SuckUK Lights Up Outdoors
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47
Drip-Preventing Parasols
Drip-Preventing Parasols
The Cup Umbrella by Alessandro Busana Reduces Water Stains
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46
Wicked Warrior Parasols
Wicked Warrior Parasols
The Samurai Umbrella is Perfect for Fighting Through the Rain
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45
Stylish Safari Print Parasols
Stylish Safari Print Parasols
The 'Crazy Savannah' Umbrella by Nitraid Will Keep You Dry & Fly
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44
Subtly Updated Parasols
Subtly Updated Parasols
Lean-able Umbrella Stays Propped Up Against Walls
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UV-Sensitive Umbrellas
UV-Sensitive Umbrellas
The Cat Stroll UV Umbrella Changes Color to Reflect the Sun's Intensity
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42
Smartphone-Connected Umbrellas
Smartphone-Connected Umbrellas
The Kisha Smart Umbrella Can Make Weather Predictions
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Truly Waterproof Umbrellas
Truly Waterproof Umbrellas
The Unnurella Boasts Superior Water Resistance to Keep Everything Dry
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40
Exercise Umbrella Designs
Exercise Umbrella Designs
The Impulse Umbrella Helps You Strengthen Your Muscles on Rainy Days
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39
Safer Storm Shelters
Safer Storm Shelters
The Blunt Umbrella is Chic and Won't Poke Your Eye Out
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38
Celeb-Obsessed Rain Gear
Celeb-Obsessed Rain Gear
Etsy User Kayci Wheatley Creates Vivid Pop Culture Umbrellas
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37
Avian Designer Parasols
Avian Designer Parasols
Stay Dry With the Stylish London Cover Pigeon Umbrella
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36
Suggestively Offensive Umbrellas
Suggestively Offensive Umbrellas
The F*ck You Umbrella is the Best Spring Umbrella for Rain-Haters
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35
Anti-Theft Umbrellas
Anti-Theft Umbrellas
The Uberella Has a Locking Handle to Secure Your Rain Refuge in Public
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34
GPS-Tracking Umbrellas
GPS-Tracking Umbrellas
The Blunt XS Metro + Tile Ensures People Never Lose an Umbrella Again
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33
Pollution-Sensing Umbrellas
Pollution-Sensing Umbrellas
This Smart Umbrella Collects and Visualizes Air Pollution Data
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32
Couple-Friendly Tandem Parasols
Couple-Friendly Tandem Parasols
The Dualbrella Protects Pairs from Percipitation
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Flirty Rain Accessories
Flirty Rain Accessories
This Lulu Guinness Umbrella is Accented with a Red Lipstick Mark
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30
Breeze-Blowing Umbrellas
Breeze-Blowing Umbrellas
You'll Be Super Cool With This "Fan-Tastic" Fanbrella Umbrella
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29
Designer Denim Parasols
Designer Denim Parasols
The London Undercover + Tenue de Nimes Umbrella is Stylish
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28
Peek-A-Boo Umbrellas
Peek-A-Boo Umbrellas
The Camouflage Goggles Umbrella is the Perfect Stakeout Prop
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27
Blinged Rain Shields
Blinged Rain Shields
The Pasotti Luxury Umbrellas Come Covered in Swarovski Crystals
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26
Boldly Graphic Umbrellas
Boldly Graphic Umbrellas
Harbour City Works with Craig and Karl on a New Parasol Design
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25
Galactic Umbrella Designs
Galactic Umbrella Designs
This Durable and Stylish Umbrella Features a Nifty Nebula Print
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24
Trash-Utilizing Umbrellas
Trash-Utilizing Umbrellas
The EcoBrolly Is A Recycled Newspaper Parasol
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23
Kaleidoscopic Superhero Umbrellas
Kaleidoscopic Superhero Umbrellas
These Vintage Marvel Parasols are Great for Comic Book Fans
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Umbrella-Bearing Bags
Umbrella-Bearing Bags
The Umbrella Messenger Bag Holds Your Hoard While Weathering the Weather
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21
Disguised Firearm Umbrellas
Disguised Firearm Umbrellas
Frighten Innocent People with the Rifle Umbrella
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20
Storm-Safe Umbrellas
Storm-Safe Umbrellas
Crowd Safe Wind-Defying Umbrella Will Make Rainy Days Better
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Color-Changing Umbrellas
Color-Changing Umbrellas
The Color Changing Umbrella is Embossed with Colorful Butterflies
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18
Round-Tipped Parasols
Round-Tipped Parasols
Blunt Umbrellas Provide Safety and Functionality in the Rain
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17
Inviting Umbrella Lights
Inviting Umbrella Lights
Umbrella Here Indicates to Strangers You Would be Willing to Share
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16
Multifunctional Umbrella Handles
Multifunctional Umbrella Handles
This Umbrella Flashlight Handle Lights the Way on Rainy Days
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Hands-Free Umbrellas
Hands-Free Umbrellas
The Nubrella Has Been Upgraded For Better Comfort and Visibility
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14
Vibrantly Blurry Umbrellas
Vibrantly Blurry Umbrellas
The Le Pixel Beacj Brolly is Perfect for Hot Summer Days
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13
Self-Supporting Umbrella Designs
Self-Supporting Umbrella Designs
The Stay-Brella is a Unique and Ergonomic Umbrella Concept
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12
Waterproof Sci-Fi Weaponry
Waterproof Sci-Fi Weaponry
The Star Wars Style LED Umbrella by INFMETRY Looks Like a Lightsaber
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Breathtaking Stargazing Umbrellas
Breathtaking Stargazing Umbrellas
This Constellations Umbrella Brings the Stars Down to You
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Illuminating Umbrellas
Illuminating Umbrellas
The Radiantly Rain-Resistant Brookstone 'Flashlight Umbrella'
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9
Unique Unforgettable Umbrellas
Unique Unforgettable Umbrellas
The Davek Alert Umbrella Texts You So You Won't Leave It Behind
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8
Hands-Free Parasols
Hands-Free Parasols
Backpack Umbrella Lets You Carry Multiple Groceries and Stay Dry
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7
Re-Imagined Umbrella Designs
Re-Imagined Umbrella Designs
The Sa™ is Seeking Finances Via Crowdfunding Platform Kickstarter
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6
High-Tech Smart Umbrellas
High-Tech Smart Umbrellas
The Blunt + Tile Smart Umbrella Can Be Tracked Down If Misplaced
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5
Expertly Crafted Umbrella Handles
Expertly Crafted Umbrella Handles
Burberry Debuts Beautiful Animal Handle Walking Umbrellas
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4
Vintage City Map Umbrellas
Vintage City Map Umbrellas
The London Vintage Map Umbrella Keeps You From Getting Wet or Lost
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3
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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Compact Collapsible Bicycles
Compact Collapsible Bicycles
The Gianluca Sada Bike Design Can Be Doubled Over Like an Umbrella
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Cursing French Umbrellas
Cursing French Umbrellas
The Merde Il Pleut Umbrella Captures the Consumer's Thought
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