Nubrella

@nova1945 (1614)
United States
March 7, 2008 11:37am CST
A new umbrella is available for sale that's aerodynamic, won't invert, and is hands free. Meant to replace cheaper, less effective umbrellas, the Nubrella costs about $60. Would you consider buying this "new and improved" umbrella?
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@Foxfire1875 (2011)
7 Mar 08
Hmmm I'm very sceptical about the claims they are making. I'd like to see it tested against the winds in Edinburgh, then I might believe and $60 is a lot of money for an umbrella, especially for me as I'm always leaving them on buses. I think I'd probably stick with the cheap ones, unless this one had a homing device in it as well.
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@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I agree about the price. I would never spend that much on an umbrella. But I guess everything is relative. I lived in southern california for 40 years so umbrellas were never very important there but I imagine weather in your area makes them a primary piece of standard equipment. Thanks and stay dry.
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@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
15 Mar 08
Well, I don't know if I would invest $ 60. I am always forgetting my umbrellas here and there. I usually have about 3 or 4 in reserve. I buy them when they are cheap on sale. Also I live near Lake Ontario and the winds are quite fierce at times, so I am not sure sure how a hands free umbrella would work.
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
15 Mar 08
True, at least with a regular one you can tilt it to ward off some of the wind shear. And the price is way too steep for one umbrella in my opinion.