What happens to your umbrella when you’re done using it? You close it, you may wrap it up with its velcro strap, and then you tuck it away in your bag or place it on the floor. All the while you are getting your hands and all other belongings wet. An unpleasant experience on a cold day and a serious hazard to all of your modern day electronics. An umbrella protects you from the rain while you're outside, but fails when you go inside. How can this problem be reversed?
So how is this umbrella different? The Bloombrella uses a two-part rib that folds the canopy into the internal of the structure, so you never touch a single drop of water during use or storage.
The final prototype uses 3-D printed ABS rods and housings. Ideally the final product would still use plastic housings but the rods would be made of fiberglass, which is resistant to wear and strong enough to withstand flexing in high winds. The nylon canopy is made of two pieces to allow wind to pass through it. This gives the user more control in the wind and makes the Bloombrella resistant to inversion. The handle is made of mahogany for a premium look and is lengthened to provide a more comfortable grip.