Inventor Greig Brebner, a New Zealander, had many close calls with inverted umbrellas and sharp umbrella tips. At nearly 6’ 3”, Greig tends to be at eye level with bent, twisted umbrella frames. He set to work to give the traditional umbrella a long overdue makeover, working at his kitchen table with a glue gun and some kite material. The rest is history.
Low profile with a tensioned canopy, The Blunt can withstand wind without putting stress on the carrier. The “radial tensioning system” uses double struts and telescopic ribs for a strong, aerodynamic umbrella with no sharp points at the edge. The fabric won’t easily tear away from the covered tips and bystanders (and you) won’t get poked.