Hands-free umbrella ?
Blown away by
Invention clips to wearer’s shoulders
WEATHER-WEARY Brits can now stay dry in style — by splashing out on a hands-free umbrella.
The Nubrella works by attaching a waterproof bubble which covers the head and shoulders to a shoulder strap wrapped around the wearer.
The £40 brolly, which can resist winds of up to 50mph, can even be used by cyclists to keep them dry on the go.
And when the rain finishes, the Nubrella can be slid back to sit behind the head.
Inventor Alan Kaufman, 49, from Florida, said: “The major advantage is the wearer doesn’t have to carry anything when not in use as it goes behind the head like a hood.
“The umbrella was long overdue for some innovation, now people can ride their bikes and work outdoors completely hands-free while staying protected.”
Alan believes that his creation could prove useful for anyone who works outdoors, but does not have a free hand for a brolly.
He said: “Millions of people are required to work outdoors no matter what the conditions are and simply can’t hold an umbrella and perform their tasks.
“We believe this will revolutionise the industry and are targeting people who can’t use an umbrella or are too tired to hold an umbrella.”
The umbrella is available from www.nubrella.com.