Tagged: Rain

You always needed a helmet wiper, so here it is folks

Helmet wiper_2

Rain can be a real hassle for motorists, especially bike riders who have to seek shelter in even of sudden gush of rain. When the gods strike their fury and you are on the highway, the only option is to turn the throttle and get to your destination as fast as you can. If you are also a two-wheel rider, you pretty well know that is not easy as you have spot the road through your helmet wiser. The onslaught of rain makes it hard to see the road ahead and you are stuck amidst nature’s fury pretty badly.
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Air Umbrella creates air flow over the head to shelter from rain

Air Umbrella

Umbrellas are getting smarter by the day, but the basic design of an umbrella hasn’t seen a major change yet. Umbrella still have long poking tips and they still tend to flip inside out on a windy day. Not anymore – the basics of umbrella could be in for a change with the real “invisible umbrella” up for fundraising on Kickstarter. Dubbed the Air Umbrella, this is designed to take advantage of cone of jetted air to shelter from rain. Air above the head to protect from rain may sound hard to believe, but the video demo bellow shows the Air Umbrella actually works. Read More…

Funnell Backpack ejects waterproof jacket to protect you from sudden downpour

Funnell Backpack

Unexpected rain while riding a bike or cycle can spoil anyone’s day, especially when you’re going to work or some other important place. But not anymore, as Hong Kong-based manufacturer Make It Happen has designed a special Funnell Backpack that ejects waterproof jacket with hood in case of sudden downpour. Thus, protecting the wearer as well as the backpack from the gushing rain. Isn’t it a brilliant solution to protect yourself from rain in style? Read More…

Komorebi umbrella shades you with greenery in rain and sun

Komorebi umbrella

We’ve seen some really innovative umbrellas to beat the heat and rain. Some of my favorite one’s until had been the unbreakable walking stick umbrella and the Brolly rain umbrella with handle to facilitate texting, but now I think the Komorebi umbrella by designers Fumito Kogure and Shinya Kaneko is my new favorite. The Komorebi isn’t just a shade against strong ultraviolet rays and downpour it’s also a shade from monotonous urban lifestyle with amazing greenery in its make.

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Rainshader umbrella protects you from unrelenting downpour on a rainy day

Rainshader umbrella

When it is raining like cats and dogs your umbrella is practically useless when it comes to protecting your clothes and lower body area from the relentless spell of downpour from the skies up above. And if the conditions are windy then it becomes extremely difficult to keep hold of the umbrella and protect yourself from getting wet. Keeping this in mind, Rainshader Umbrellas (Sports and street umbrella making company) has designed the Rainshader Sports Model Umbrella which looks like an old bike helmet. Very effective in rain, sun and windy conditions; this new umbrella design courtesy University of Warwick and Umbrella research team in United Kingdom makes sure you don’t get wet in the rain or sunburns in the harshest of sunny days.

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Interactive Storm drenches everyone in virtual rain on otherwise sunny day

Interactive Storm

In an effort to promote whisky brand Talisker Storm at Design Museum in London, the world’s first Interactive Storm by Michael Fish drenched everyone in artificial rain drops that came pouring down. Interestingly you as a user can control the weather conditions and opt for the kind of intensity the storm should be. This 25 feet installation can prop up winds, rain, lightning, fog or thunder using a unique set of controls. The interactive storm will go on tour in the whole of Europe as it baffles people with the ability to experience other worldly storm conditions that you otherwise would fear of. The Interactive Storm is designed to mimic the treacherous weather conditions of the Isle of Skye and I’m sure it will flummox everyone who sees it in real.
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LOCOMO Flintlock Pistol Shotgun Short Umbrella is your weapon for rainy conditions

LOCOMO Flintlock Pistol Shotgun Short Umbrella

Next time you walk on the streets with your umbrella hanging from the shoulders, people would respect you even more probably out of fear! Yes, you heard it right, they would think twice before messing with you and why wouldn’t they? After all you’ll be carrying a shotgun with you. This retro styled LOCOMO Flintlock Pistol Shotgun Short Umbrella is made to look like a real shotgun. So when the rain comes down pouring, all you have to do is take out the umbrella from the backside, pull the trigger and you’ll be shielded from getting wet.
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Vibram Multi Control Tech shoe sole range for maximum grip on slippery surface

Vibram, the world leader in making high-tech soles has come up with its new Vibram Multi Control Tech technology that assures maximum grip on wet surfaces, ice and slippery terrain thereby improving the safety standards in difficult conditions. The sole is made from three layers which consist of outside rubber, a special fabric and a polyurethane compound which increases the grip of your shoe in slippery terrain. The soft make of the Vibram sole is high adaptive to low temperature conditions. The rubber and fabric have perfect adhesion therefore eliminating any risk of delamination or abrasion all due to the special casting methods. As the fabric material is less in contact with the ground the sole remains powerful for longer period of time.
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Brolly rain umbrella with ergonomic handle for hassle free texting on mobile phone

Texting is something we all are addicted to doing when on the road, listening to music, studying in our room or in the office. But when the rain gods come down, you have to carry around an umbrella while texting with one hand holding the umbrella and other one on the mobile. This can be really awkward and tiring on the fingers, that is why a design team from Chicago has created the Brolly rain umbrella having an ergonomic handle which lets you use the thumb and fingers to be used as support for holding the mobile phone. Brolly is made from a very soft rubber material and the umbrella frame crafted from tough ABS plastic which can take on any wet and windy conditions no matter what.

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