Friday, October 22Urban Hippie

Stay dry without being weighed down with this Kickstarter-funded 3-ounce umbrella

TL;DR: Snag the A.Brolly Tube: World’s Lightest Umbrella, stay dry, and save 52% as of Sept. 25. You’ll pay just $18.99.


Umbrellas are one of the oldest inventions of humankind, dating back to around 1,000 B.C. They were even regarded as a status symbol at one point. But today, they’re an afterthought. They sit in hall closets for years without ever being used. It’s hard to remember to grab an umbrella when we’re bombarded with tons of other everyday carry items. Plus, they’re often just a bulky inconvenience when you’re out and about. 

For those reasons, A.Brolly decided it was time to reinvent the umbrella. After a successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo funding round — reaching 155 percent of its goal — the A.Brolly Tube was born. 

Dubbed the world’s lightest umbrella at just three ounces, the A.Brolly Tube is a convenient tool you won’t mind carrying with you. It weighs less than your iPhone, so it won’t weigh you down. In fact, you can easily slip it into your pocket or purse and forget about it until it’s actually needed. It’s perfect for those who don’t want to have to remember their umbrella every time they leave the house.

The A.Brolly Tube was designed using popular aerospace, civil engineering, military, and motorsports technology. The result is a carbon fiber rib construction that’s 17.5 times stronger than steel, but five to 10 times lighter. Its AquaRepel surface repels water faster than Teflon coating and conventional canopy, so you won’t be toting around a sopping wet umbrella into stores and restaurants. Its strong build is also designed to stand up to wind. When gusts blow your way, the WindBrace structure allows the ribs to bend upward without being destroyed.

Here’s a quick look at how they were made:

As a bonus, it’s also UV UPF50+, so it serves its original intended purpose of keeping you safe from the sun’s rays as well. 

For a limited time, you can grab the A.Brolly Tube Umbrella — which includes a tube carrying case — for just $18.99, more than half off its usual price.


Source: Marshable