Inside-out umbrella

Good morning everyone,

I almost feel guilty talking about how great our weather is going to be after seeing the disaster unfolding up north. However, the fact of the matter is that the skies here will remain sunny throughout the weekend and into next week, along with below average temperatures. You won't find complaining our weather ever again (well, not unless Ota River breaches its banks and floods us out).

Are you tired of getting soaked while you wait the extra one second to get out of your card, so you can open your umbrella? Well, you don't have to wait any longer.

Umbrellas have been around for a very, very long time. The oldest record of a collapsible umbrella dates back to 21 A.D. in ancient China. While that in itself is pretty crazy, what’s even crazier is that the core design hasn’t really changed.

Never say never, though! A Japanese company has recently released an umbrella that is backwards to any umbrella you’ve seen before…literally.

.The inside out umbrella

The GAX-G1 is the second model of an umbrella made by Yuu Trading Corporation, a Japanese company that spent 25 years specializing in false teeth, gold caps and other dental products. But not umbrellas. Not even close!

Even so, just because you specialize in dental hardware, it doesn’t mean you can’t reinvent the umbrella, right? Right! And that’s just what they’ve done, re-imagining the age-old tool.

Umbrellas have served us well until now, no doubt about that, but they aren’t really the best at protecting us from the rain when going out an uncovered door or, as was the inspiration for the new design, getting out of a car.

The GAX-G1 folds the opposite way of normal umbrellas, allowing you to stick the umbrella out of a tiny crack to open it, exposing only a minimal amount of your body to the elements. They call it “Inside Out Technology.”

While the cover of the umbrella is made from your typical, water-proof, polyester, the staff is made from Anodized aluminum and the rest of the pieces are made from carbon-fiber. All of that sounds pretty expensive, doesn’t it?

But actually, it’s only expensive if you think that Y34,000 is expensive for an umbrella. Change comes at a price, eh?

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