Hydrophobic fabrics on unnurella simplify the rain drying process

Unnurella is an umbrella that’s dry as soon as you get indoors or under cover.

Made by Japanese design firm Doogdesign from high-density hydrophobic fabrics, the umbrella makes water roll completely off rather than stick to it. Once the user reaches shelter, the fabric is completely dry, allowing for fast storage without worrying about getting things damp.

Typical umbrellas are made of nylon. Though this material absorbs little water, and dries quickly, it still needs a vigorous shaking and a half-hour wait to become dry enough to stow in a briefcase next to the day’s important paperwork. Nylon is also more sensitive to heat, and bulkier, than the fabrics used in Unnurella.

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