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World's Smallest Automatic Umbrella
Carried inconspicuously in a purse or trouser pocket, this is the smallest umbrella available that opens and closes with the push of a button. Only 8" long when closed, the umbrella instantly deploys its generous 40" diameter canopy when a button on its handle is pressed. When the skies clear, a second press of the button collapses the canopy. Made by a third-generation umbrella maker based in rainy Portland, Oregon, the umbrella is constructed with a nylon canopy and steel shaft, ribs, and stretchers that withstand breezes better than flimsily built compacts made with plastic. And unlike other so-called compacts, it's small enough to keep on your person at all times, so you'll never get caught unprepared by a sudden downpour.
With wrist strap and nylon sleeve.
Closed: 8" L x 2-3/4" diameter; 9 oz.
It was not as advertised. It was listed as 40 inch but was only 36 inch, and it did not close as easy as is should have. I ordered two of them and returned both of them the next day...they never saw any rain.
It was a Christmas gift and I have yet to use it. !I did unfold and open the umbrella and I like the size. !However it doesn't have a lock in place mechanism when open. !Is that the way it has been made? !I'm not sure how it will do in wind.
I love the size of this umbrella, but was not aware that the words Hammacher Schlemmer would be printed in white letters on the outside of the umbrella, and visible when opened. I would have preferred a solid black umbrella.