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April showers mean May flowers—and also the excuse to break out these innovative umbrellas.
At an outdoor concert when it starts to rain? Maintain the glowstick vibe with Globrella. The gadget’s rod features color-phasing LED lights. $25 at uncommongoods.com.
It may be legal to own a gun in the city, but we prefer the Gunbrella—it’s safe and does a bang-up job protecting you from the rain. $20 at perpetualkid.com.
This Knirps umbrella comes in a small case, and has all the important umbrella features: It’s windproof and flip-resistant, and has a rust-proof fiberglass frame. $49 at Flight 001 (1133 N State St, 312-944-1001).
Thanks to the reflective trim on this WalkSafe by ShedRain, you won’t be afraid to walk down a dark side street on a rainy evening. $22 at amazon.com.
Never worry about poking out your eye with a parasol: This Blunt Umbrella is all soft edges. $75 at bluntusa.com.