If you’re coming in from the rain and keeping yourself dry with an umbrella, that umbrella is going to be dripping wet. Yes, even if it's a Magic Unicorn Umbrella. At least, that’s the case if you’re using any umbrella other than this Instant Dry Umbrella, which can go from wet to dry with nothing but a simple shake.
That’s right, all you have to do to dry this umbrella is get out of the rain and shake the water off. No wringing, no leaving someplace where it can dry off, and no wiping down – just a shake or two should be enough to take all the water out, leaving it ready for storing in a bag or hanging on a hook indoors.
The Instant Dry Umbrella manages its water-shedding talents by using a canopy that’s cut in water-repellent fabric. As such, any rain drop that comes across its surface should simply slide down, with any lingering ones easily shaken off once you get in from the rain. Like other canopy fabrics, it will also shut out 99 percent of ultraviolet rays, so it should be as handy in the summer as it is during the brief drizzles of spring. Features include a three-fold design so you can squeeze it into your gear bag, a flat handle for an easy grip, and an anti-slip material to ensure it holds in place. It comes in two colors: red and blue.
Available from the MOMA Store, the Instant Dry Umbrella is priced at $48.