The word umbrella comes from the Latin word "umbra," which means "shade" or "shadow." Umbrellas used to serve as sun shades in ancient times, but in the 1700s they became popular as rain protection and have since pushed their way into high culture, low culture, and espionage. Looking for a compact umbrella to take on your trip with you? Consider the world's shortest umbrella. When folded it's only 6.25" L and weighs 7 oz. London Fog Women's GENIE - World's Shortest Umbrella with light is the latest addition in the new umbrella innovation. This five fold manual umbrella is lightweight with aluminum shaft and ribs. Plastic auxiliary ribs make umbrella fully windproof. Water-resistant shock proof led light easily slides into and out of umbrella handle. Flashlight can be used with or without umbrella handle. The flashlight is angled at 15 degrees to better illuminate surroundings and runs on two 3-volt lithium batteries. Bulb lasts for more than 100,000 hours and the light can be seen a mile away. On off button can be switched into "on" position or pressed continuously to operate flashlight. This world's shortest umbrella has pinch proof runner and its poly pongee cover is Teflon coated for water and stain resistance. The umbrella folds very small, yet provides maximum arc coverage of 40", it's also extremely lightweight and compact and can be carried at all times, especially during travel. Some people find that the world's shortest umbrella has its ?weak points?. The silver handle is too small to grip well and the canopy arcs down so that you can't see where you are walking. Raising the umbrella for better perspective defeats the purpose of using one. There are some things undeniably going for the world's shortest umbrella though: small size, a convenient and user-friendly wrist strap and acceptable strength.
An automatic umbrella always comes handy under ?rainy? circumstances. If you are looking for something more sophisticated, try new automatic, push button, folding umbrella in a new and really cute Lulu Guinness fabric. This umbrella, which features whimsical drawings of shoes, boots, and sandals in every color, may seem too pretty to do the job, but it's more resilient than most foldables. This umbrella is purse-friendly. However, the automatic-open button might require a supplemental push to completely unfurl it. When folded umbrella measures 11" long, when open it is 39" diameter.
Automatic Umbrella With Flashlight will keeps you dry, lights your way and it's made to withstand strong winds - blows inside out and back again. Flashlight head swivels to turn on/off. Push button opens quick-drying nylon canopy. Push-Button Travel Umbrella is easy to travel with. It's conveniently sized to carry in your jacket or purse, yet ruggedly built to withstand gusts. Vented cover resists inversion by allowing wind to pass through while the polyester pongee canopy blocks the rain. The umbrella features cushioned rubber handle and wrist loop for a secure grip and includes carry case.
So just take your pick and be storm protected while traveling light!