Not everybody has been so unlucky to be left high and less-than-dry during a storm, but this anti-theft umbrella would still be a valuable investment for many. I've certainly been left minus-one umbrella on a particularly rainy night, resulting in a very wet walk home from a bar.
The solution developed by Wu Da-Chung, Chen Gary and Huang Chun-Chieh was to create a closable loop with the handgrip, and one that can be securely fastened shut. A cylindrical combination lock is integrated, enabling you to hang and clasp your sheltering accessory to banisters, railings, chair backs and table legs. The winner of a 2014 Red Dot Design Award, this anti-theft umbrella protects a fairly inexpensive possession, but the implications of keeping it close mean you'll show up to important appointments looking fresh, crisp and dry when showers are forecasted.