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Last updated: September 30, 2020
For centuries humans have been working to try and defy nature. And one of our greatest challenges from Mother Nature is rain. It can be both a giver of life, or an unforgiving and destructive force.
To make rain a bit more enjoyable, we have come up with a list of weird and unusual umbrellas that will most certainly put a smile on your face.
Why You Need a Special Umbrella
We humans are an impatient bunch, so instead of just waiting it out in a cave like all the other animals, we started creating tools to give us back our independence. This has brought us to one of our most common and controversial creations: the humble umbrella.
Did you know that umbrellas were actually first created to protect us from the sun? This is still pretty common in certain parts of the world. Umbrellas can also do a pretty good job of protecting us from other human beings, creating a pointy halo around us that tells everyone to keep out of our personal space.
However in many places the umbrella is not an optional accessory, and because constant rain is a bit of a dampener both physically and emotionally, we need an umbrella that is going to help brighten our mood. A great umbrella is a reflection of our style and personality, a beacon of our amazing taste, or terrible sense of humor.
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20 Weird and Unusual Umbrellas
To help you upgrade from your boring black tri-fold number, here are some really cool umbrellas to choose from.
Umbrellas that are a bit different, maybe even weird, or otherwise just plain funny.
1. Middle Finger Umbrella
The truth is, most people don’t like rain. And what better way to let Mother Nature know exactly about your feelings than with the Middle Finger Umbrella?
It doesn’t matter if you’re just out for a stroll or on the way to a very important meeting, no one likes to get soaking wet. Rain ruins your make-up, hair and your clothes.
Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence is quite fond of the Middle Finger Umbrella herself. The Hunger Games star was spotted out on the streets with her own Middle Finger Umbrella pointing at the waiting paparazzi.
So the question you’re probably asking is, why haven’t I got my own Middle Finger Umbrella yet? Yes, it’s time to start letting Mother Nature, and everyone else for that matter, know exactly what you think of the rain!
2. Dabbing Unicorn Umbrella
A unicorn performing a dab printed on an umbrella. I know, I know, it makes very little sense, but this Dabbing Unicorn Umbrella looks absolutely fantastic, not to mention super original.
And it not only looks good, this 3 folds umbrella is also made with quality materials, is windproof, and also protects from strong sun UV rays. The unique design of this umbrella will make you love the rain, because this cool unicorn creature will give you a dab of motivation to get you through the day.
3. It’s Raining Men Umbrella
Hallelujah! It truly is raining men with this Funny and PUN-ny umbrella. This uniquely designed umbrella features a clear bubble dome with prints of men wearing various outfits from undergarments to tuxedos. This is a fun gift to give your family and friends and get some tummy-tickling laughter out of it.
4. Wine Bottle Umbrella
An umbrella in the shape of a wine bottle when closed would be the perfect gift for the wine lover in your circle of friends.
And if you’re not actually going to use it to protect yourself from the rain, this Wine Bottle Umbrella makes for a great decoration piece.
5. Fishing Umbrella Hat
Okay, you may not look like the coolest dude ever when wearing this umbrella hat on your head, but this magnificent apparel piece is incredible versatile.
Wear it when it’s raining or too sunny. Wear it while watching your local sports game, to protect from the elements. Wear it at the beach. And last but certainly least, you can wear it to any party for a good laugh.
6. Color Changing Star Wars Umbrella
Nothing gives off that Star Wars Fan vibe greater than this Star Wars-designed umbrella. It has a splendid print of all your favorite characters including the iconic Stormtrooper. To make it even more out-of-this-world spectacular, this umbrella changes its color when it’s wet! No fan can get enough of this.
7. Goldfish Aquarium Umbrella
The goldfish aquarium pattern on this unique umbrella works amazingly well in the rain. It really does turn this umbrella into a real-life aquarium.
8. Upside Down Umbrella
The Upside Down Umbrella is kinda weird and unusual, in the sense that it doesn’t open and close in the same way a conventional umbrella does.
Picture this. You’re in your car, and it’s raining cats and dogs. You’ve arrived at your destination, and you’ve parked your car. You now need to walk through that miserable rain to get inside the building. To minimize the damage, you want that umbrella to open right after opening the door of your car. Can you visualize how challenging this can be with a normal umbrella?
With the inverted mechanism of the Upside Down Umbrella, it’s so much easier to open it and be portected instantly. Carrying this umbrella around is very comfortable too, with an ergonomic handle and with the cover hanging downwards, which makes drying up much easier. So much win!
9. Retro Pagoda Umbrella
Why be plain and simple when you can rule the world with this retro-designed umbrella. Use it for rainy AND sunny days. Plus, it can double as a party decor too! It’s large enough to fit two people so you could strut the streets feeling a little fancier than everyone else with every step you take.
10. Lightsaber Umbrella
Unleash the Jedi in you with this lightsaber umbrella. The shaft lights up and it’s powered with seven colorful LED lights. But the awesomeness of this umbrella doesn’t stop there. It also has an LED flashlight right on the handle. It protects you from the rain and the dark too!
11. Happy Pineapples Travel Umbrella
Bring in that funky Saturday night spirit with this neon and lacey-edged umbrella. It’s made even more special with the trendy pineapple prints making this an umbrella like no other! It’s automatic, lightweight for that convenient usage and carry. This is a brilliant gift for your hip and cool friends.
12. Wine Lovers Bubble Dome Umbrella
How about a classy reminder to everyone that it’s always a great time for some booze? This statement umbrella is a clear dome with a print of bottles of wine. It will make you want to take that glass and pour yourself a drink especially during cold and rainy days.
13. Cute Kitty Cats Umbrella
No one would ever dare to argue that cats are irresistible when they get to see this automatic and windproof cat-designed umbrella. This lightweight umbrella is a heavy load of cat cuteness that would surely make you want to open it every day for that daily dose of good vibes.
14. Lace Bow Parasol Umbrella
Who said one cannot be elegant and sophisticated on rainy days? Feel that Victorian princess vibe with this unique vintage umbrella. It has a one-of-a-kind design accentuated by a huge black bow making it even more stylish than it is. This umbrella is made with durable materials and offers UV protection.
15. Cats & Dogs Folding Umbrella
It’s raining cats and dogs with this fur-parent favorite umbrella! This one is designed with a combination of your favorite pets making you want to stare at it the whole time. This rainy day must-have has a sturdy fiberglass frame and it automatically opens and closes in just one click.
16. Van Gogh Starry Night Umbrella
Art enthusiasts, without any doubt, will love this Starry Night design inspired by Van Gogh’s masterpiece. It has a picturesque canopy that would make a great addition to your Instagram-worthy photos. This rather unusual and unique umbrella has a rubberized designer handle for that firm grip. Plus, fiberglass ribs for that durable finish.
17. ToastyCat Sun Umbrella
Cat-loving people will have a tough time saying no to this adorable chubby cat-designed umbrella. It has a durable and sturdy frame and a double layer shade for that ultimate protection, which is great for all seasons. And, it’s an umbrella with cute and chubby cats, so say no more.
18. Pink Flamingo Standing Umbrella
Experience that Caribbean flair with this remarkable coral pink Flamingo. The color of this umbrella is so vivid that it makes it irresistibly delightful. It literally has the cutest flamingo head as the handle. What’s more, it’s a free-standing umbrella, thanks to the durable flamingo feet design that adds to its novelty.
19. Tribal Elephant Umbrella
Get that tropical energy with this automatic and foldable umbrella. The fun elephant and tribal design with a galactic touch makes it weirdly entertaining. The frame is nice and sturdy, with a fabric made with premium polyester to get you equipped and protected from rain and striking sunlight.
20. Sunflower Umbrella
This Sunflower Umbrella is my personal favorite, because the sunflower pattern is the perfect answer to miserable rain. I wouldn’t be surprised if this umbrella even helps to make the rain stop, but maybe that’s just me.
If you like this umbrella as much as I do, you’re not just buying a nice looking decoration piece. This 11.5 inch long Sunflower Umbrella is actually a really good quality umbrella, with automatic open and close button, solid 8-rib construction, and excellent water protection.
There are so many amazing and awkward umbrellas out there, you could almost have one for every mood that you’re in. The umbrella is no longer a one dimension tool for keeping the rain out. You can tell the world how you feel, let people in and keep people out whenever you feel like it.
So how are you ready to step out into the storm? I can’t guarantee that all of these weird and unusual umbrellas will keep you nice and dry, but they will definitely keep you smiling as you do.