Japanese company’s hands-free umbrella


The Hands-Free Umbrella is sort of like a raincoat, at least from the chin up. There’s a plastic hood with an opening for your face that you slip over your head, but once you’re under the jawline, things start to get unique. There’s actually no material covering your body. Instead, a wide brim, 76.5 centimeters (30.1 inches) in diameter, sits on your shoulders, blocking the falling rain and causing it to slide off away from you. This gives you a circle of dryness that not only keeps your clothes from getting wet, but also gives you enough space to use your phone or get things out of your bag.

I live in a very rainy part of the world and there’s still zero chance I’d ever wear this contraption. But I love the utter ridiculousness of it.