Hedgehog Umbrella isn’t just a better umbrella—it’s an all-new approach to staying dry. Creative duo Kevin Truong and Cahay Ho, mechanical engineering coworkers, were growing increasingly frustrated by the never-ending cycle of broken umbrellas in rainy Vancouver. The pair decided to develop their own unbreakable umbrella, pulling from their automotive design experience and collaborative spirit.
Inspired by technology found in cars, the team integrated a suspension system that incorporates individual pivot points into the carbon fiber and stainless steel frame. Each component ended up completely redesigned, for a totally new umbrella structure that’s windproof and unflippable. Constructed to withstand winds up to 70 mph, this water-repellant wonder is built to last for 10 sturdy years.