I collect umbrellas. One day I realized I didn’t really collect anything, and so I figured since I live in Vancouver, BC where it rains 300 days a year (or at least seems to) that umbrellas might be a good thing to collect. The latest addition to my collection is The Unbreakable Walking-Stick Umbrella from Never-Thought-Of-It-Enterprises.
I ordered this mainly because I tend to break umbrellas, or have them broken for me by my minions, and I had just “lost” one of my favorites prior to stumbling upon the ad again. So how does this bad boy stack up? Pretty well, I must admit.
Produced as a self-defense tool, this umbrella is made from heavier than typical gauge metal and is notably reinforced along the “ribs” in one of the better designed arrays I’ve seen. Check this out:
My tests have not been as extreme, but I can say that this puppy held up just fine to my beating and would be a handy thing to have — just in case. Certainly in the hands of a person trained to defend themselves, this would be an incredibly useful tool. It has the additional benefit of not being a weapon. It is a fully functional, completely normal umbrella, just one that is particularly well-made. Top marks for design and utility.