When I saw the word unbreakable, I just had to test that claim. I mimicked the test seen in Never-Thought-of-It’s ad (minus the bulldog). I balanced the Polish-made Unbreakable Umbrella between two chairs and jumped on it. It did not break. But do you need such a strong umbrella? Probably not, but at least you can be sure it’ll last a long time. It doubles perfectly as a walking stick and even comes with a rubber sole you attach to the tip for stability. The 47-inch canopy is enough to cover two people, and it smoothly opens up fully at the push of a button. (It closes manually.)
It weighs a pound and a half, which feels heavy after a while if you’re just carrying it. And the button is too sensitive. I’ve accidentally opened it more times than I can count, but this might be a bonus if you or someone you love has trouble pushing buttons. The ribs are fiberglass, and the rod is made of a proprietary blend of polyester and fiberglass—it gave me no trouble in many a rainstorm. The price is steep, but it makes a great gift.
Review: From ‘WIRED’