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					                                                                                 LIVE: USE                                                                  You can get your stealthy little
                                                                                                                                                          hands on the Ninja Umbrella from
                                                                                                                                                       Uncommon Goods, though. Battle
                                                                                                                                                     the raindrops and the bad guys in full
                                                                                                                                                   size for $28, and mini for $20.


                                                                                                                                                                            Embrace the raindrops and some-


  better                                                  Okay, so it’s raining. Buck up,
                                                          baby, and smile through the gray
                                                          days with one of these unique
                                                                                                                                                                            one special at the same time,
                                                                                                                                                                            with Hammacher Schlemmer’s
                                                                                                                                                                            Dualbrella. At six feet wide
                                                                                                                                                                            and three feet deep, neither



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                                                                                                                                                                            of you will have to get the
                                                                                                                                                                            cold (or wet) shoulder again.
                                                          umbrellas. w WRITTEN BY TAMARA KOMUNIECKI                                                                         $39.95, at hammacher.com.



                                                                                                                                                                    Not just an umbrella but a “weather protector”, the Nubrella is hands-free
                                                                                                                                                                    wearable shield from the elements: rain, wind, sleet, snow and extreme
                                                                                                                                                                    cold. You might get a lot of looks but it’s not so bad being the center of
                                                                                                                                                                    attention when your hair, makeup and outfit are still dry!
     Cheeky Umbrella’s goodies mix fun, colorful graphics with, well,                                                                                               $49.99 at nubrella.com.
     cheeky messages, like the Mess My Hair Umbrella. On the bottom
     edge of the inside panels, “Rain doesn’t dare mess my hair” reminds you
     that you’ll arrive at your destination looking as good as when you walked                                                                                        It’s gloomy enough when the
     out the door, while a green lilypad design will pass the cheer along to those                                                                                    rain clouds are overhead, why
     you meet. On sale for $38 at cheekyumbrella.com, where there are also                                                                                            hide beneath a dark umbrella?
     umbrellas for kids, and more.                                                                                                                                    The BRELLI features a clear
                                                                                                                                                                      PVC canopy so you can watch
                                                                                                                                                                      what’s coming at you. What
                                                                                                                                                                      should brighten up your day
                                                                                                                                                                      even more is the thought that
                                                                                                                                                                      you’re carrying the world’s
                                                                                                                                                                      most environmentally-friendly
                    Huzzah! Do serious battle with                                                                                                                    umbrella, featuring renewable
                    rainclouds Renn Faire style, with                                                                                                                 bamboo, organic cotton and
                    the    Excalibrella Broadsword                                                                                                                    biodegradable biofilm. Large
                    handle umbrella, $39.99 at think-                                                                                                                 size, $62 at thebrellishop.com.
                    geek.com.

                                                                                     Everyone was King Fu
                                                                                     fighting, with the Samurai
                                                                                     Umbrella by industrial de-
                                                                                     sign partnership materious
                                                                                     — or rather, they would be,
                                                                                     if this cool design was actu-
                                                                                     ally available for purchase.
                                                                                     Still, check it out at materi-
                                                                                     ous.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           And finally, if there’s no other
                                                                                                                                                                                                           way to deal with the rain, the very
                                                                                                                                                                                                         least you can do is drop $52 to tell
                                                                                                                      If you’ve had it with having your umbrel-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     it what you really feel. The Fuck the
                                                                                                                      la whipped out of your hands by a par-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rain umbrella is well worth the price, for
                                                                                                                      ticularly nasty wind, then you’re ready
                                                                                                                                                                                                the satisfaction factor alone. Available at
                                                                                                                      to fight back. Arm yourself with a SENZ
                                                                                                                                                                                               artlebedev.com.
                                                                                                                      umbrella. The award-winning design slic-
                                                                                                                      es through even gale-force winds (seri-
                                                                                                                      ously, check out videos of their testing
                                                                                                                      sessions here). Available in large size for
68      fall 2010    delishmag.com                                                                                    $60, and mini for $54.                                                                  fall 2010   delishmag.com    69

				
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