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Will the Backward Brella keep you and your car dry?

Posted at 4:00 AM, Mar 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-15 10:18:13-04

Have you ever had an umbrella turn inside out from the force of the wind?

Well, here's one that intentionally does just that! It's called the Backward Brella.

They say the secret is in the heavy duty compression spring and they claim it expands and retracts faster than any umbrella and they say the ultra-thin design gets it into small spaces like cars faster.

The other claim is its compact design allows you to pull it out of your coat, push the power button and have a full-size umbrella in less than a second.

And guess what? It really does take just a second!

What about the whole repelling water thing? We dumped water on it and, yep, that was true, too.

We bought it at Fry's Electronics for $19.99.  

So where does it rank on our bull or no bull meter? No bull!