The Self-Inflating Umbrella


That whole Air Umbrella thing never really took off because the tech just isn’t quite there yet. But now there’s a new design utilizing air and it’s dominating the staying-dry game!

It’s called the Air Shield Umbrella and it’s an inflatable design without any wires or flimsy rods that will break in the wind. Instead, a pump built into the handle that inflates the supporting structure of the canopy with the touch of a button! In seconds, you’ll be shielded from the elements. Better yet, it’s transparent so you can maintain visibility while underneath it. When you reach your destination (or it stops raining), simply press the button again to activate the pump and collapse the canopy!

Designer: Kevin Lee