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The Rain Shield Folds Flat When It's Not in Use

 - Jan 25, 2018
References: kickstarter
The bulky and inconvenient design of umbrellas is typically enough to deter people from carrying one with them at all times, which is why one designer created the Rain Shield -- a protective alternative that folds flat when it's not in use.

This device conveniently pops open when its needed, and offers a hands-free solution to remaining dry in wet conditions. The device is fitted over one's shoulders, providing the user with the freedom to text or even ride their bike, while offering the same coverage as a standard handheld umbrella.

Because of its small size, the Rain Shield can be thrown into one's bag and forgotten about until it starts raining, making for the perfect, rainy day alternative.