So you’ve tucked your Fanbrella safely into your Umbrella Messenger Bag, but for some reason, things still don’t feel right. If you prefer to have the handle out of your face, then maybe the Backpack Umbrella would be more up your alley.
The umbrella messenger bag was meant to keep everything hassle free and hands free, but doesn’t work for everyone. For people who don’t really need the extra storage provided by the messenger bag, they can keep things more simple with the Backpack Umbrella; which is really just a backpack with an umbrella, nothing more.
This is the umbrella that is worn on the back, providing rain and sun protection while keeping the hands free. Ideal for use when burdened by packages, a dog’s leash, or other activities that require both hands, the umbrella fits into a pack strapped to the back.
Unzipping the pack, removing the umbrella and attaching it to the pack’s built-in, adjustable support rod takes seconds; the pack slips over the shoulders and secures around the waist with a plastic buckle. When deployed, it covers its wearer with a 39 1/4″-diameter polyester canopy. The umbrella’s canopy collapses easily against its pole and slips back into the pack’s pouch when the weather clears.
The Backpack Umbrella is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $39.95.