Trends | Inverted Umbrella (Product Review)

I can predict th2453915505_97797be1c8_ze weather based on when I get my hair done. I’m almost as reliable as the Farmer’s Almanac these days. Inevitably, as soon as I walk out of the salon, a downpour starts. That’s $100 worth of glam down the drain. If you live in a place that gets a lot of rain, you probably have a cupboard full of frizz control styling products and a closet full of broken umbrellas.

I have probably purchased 50 umbrellas in my lifetime – ranging in price from $5 to $75 – and most of them have ended up in the trash. In my search for a sturdy and reliable umbrella, I came across the Double Layer Inverted Umbrella.

Product Features

Durability

Unlike those other flimsy umbrellas, this one is durable and windproof. It is designed with fiberglass ribs, sturdy aluminum alloy, and a double layer canopy to prevent it from flipping inside out.

Inverted Closing Design

Another unique feature about this product is that it turns inside out when you close it. This prevents that water that’s collected on the outside of the umbrella from dripping onto the floor. This inversion feature ensures that drivers stay dry getting in and out of the car as the water is collected on the inside of the umbrella.

C-Shape Handle

Have you ever tried to carry a purse, hold a toddler’s hand along with three bags of groceries while carrying an umbrella? It’s almost impossible. The designers of this umbrella have thought of that as well. The C-shape design allows you to carry the umbrella hands-free by crossing the handle over your arm, essentially giving you a free hand.

Convenient Storage

I’m not superstitious, but I don’t like having to leave an open, wet umbrella out to dry. The inverted umbrella can stand up on its own, so its perfect for those times when you have nowhere to store your umbrella.

Verdict

The Double Layer Inverted Umbrella ranges in price from $18.99 to $50 at various online retailers. There’s no need to pay the higher price for this product because of its availability, but even if you paid a little more, you would still save money from not having to replace several broken umbrellas over the course of time. I paid $18.99 for mine on Amazon.

The inverted folding is my favorite feature of this umbrella. My office stays dry after I close it and I like that I don’t have to leave my umbrella open to dry. I haven’t had the chance to use it on a very windy day, but judging from the sturdiness of the umbrella, I’m confident it can withstand strong winds.

I can honestly say that I’m confident enough to bring this umbrella to my next hair appointment.

Trends | The Fidget Cube

What’s the deal with fidgeting anyway?

My job requires me to attend a lot of meetings. Some of them are short and sweet (my favorite) while others can last all day. I always marvel at people who are able to maintain focus for a full eight hours. By the second half of these longer meetings, I have to fight the urge to doodle, wiggle, twitch or squirm so that I don’t distract the rest of the participants.

Fellow squirmers, don’t despair. Recent studies that have shown that fidgeting is actually good for us. It can help us lose weight, reduce boredom and even help to reduce anxiety and stress. The Fidget Cube, the perfect tool for chronic fidgeters, was created to solve the problem of fidgeting without being a distraction.

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Get it here. The Fidget Cube Relieves Stress and Anxiety for Children and Adults.

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Are you a chronic fidgeter? Have you tried the Fidget Cube? Is it a product you would consider purchasing for yourself or a family member?