This Might Be the Last Umbrella You Will Ever Buy
There’s so much to love about autumn: gorgeously colored leaves, crisp mornings and PSLs. Unfortunately, the most wonderful time of the year also comes with one small (or not-so-small) caveat: torrential rainstorms. With everything from trendy rain boots to waterproof journals, there’s no shortage of rain-repellant gear. But Hedgehogs Products is on a mission to keep you even drier this fall with their new Kickstarter-funded umbrella that claims it will be the last umbrella you will ever buy.
The Cypress features a fully telescopic frame (which combines a traditional, collapsible stem with an innovative rib design) and an independent suspension system, which combats chaotic winds through a car-shock-like design. Basically, it’s made to last and engineer approved.
The fancy tech can only be topped by the Cypress umbrella’s style. This handy tool has 10 interchangeable canvases in a variety of patterns and colors. What does this mean for you? You can swap out your dirty, ripped or doesn’t-match-your-OOTD umbrella canvas whenever you please.
We hate trying to fit an expanded umbrella in a tiny case, especially when they end up leaking everywhere anyway. Hedgehog Products has fixed this problem with a deployable enclosure concealed within the handle. It’s like Inspector Gadget, only you can totally own it. If you’re ready to snag your own high-tech umbrella, pre-order one from Kickstarter for just $37 and say so long to those rainy-day blues.
What do you think about the Cypress Umbrella? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)