Rain Shield

With the Rain Shield, Taiwanese students Lin Min-Wei and Liu Li-Hsiang aimed to fix the main failing of umbrellas as rain rarely falls straight down since it is often accompanied by wind. Shaped like a shield and crafted from a single curved wire, it has no sharp edges and easily folds into a 18mm disc. No wonder it won a Red Dot design award. More details in the video below. Enjoy!

Rain Shield by Lin Min Wei and Liu Li Hsiang 6 Rain Shield

Rain Shield by Lin Min Wei and Liu Li Hsiang 5 Rain Shield

Rain Shield by Lin Min Wei and Liu Li Hsiang 4 Rain Shield

Rain Shield by Lin Min Wei and Liu Li Hsiang 3 Rain Shield

Rain Shield by Lin Min Wei and Liu Li Hsiang 2 Rain Shield

Rain Shield by Lin Min Wei and Liu Li Hsiang 1 Rain Shield

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Rain Shield by Lin Min Wei and Liu Li Hsiang 7 Rain Shield

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Rain Shield by Lin Min Wei and Liu Li Hsiang 10 Rain Shield

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  • Gina Fernandez

    This is really ingenious. I’d love to have have 10 of these in several colors and even patterned ones. Is it already available in the market? Is it also a solar shield? I live in a tropical country where we have two seasons – scorching and drenched. Congratulations. Well designed.