“The umbrella has been our go-to for rain drop coverage for centuries. We thank you for your service. There’s a new kid in town. Meet Nubrella. Worn back-pack style… it won’t invert and it’s hands-free…rain, wind, snow and sun….”
It looks like something out of Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 but it is very much a contemporary solution to a problem throughout the ages, how to keep your hands free to do more important things than hold an umbrella steady against the wind or the rain, the sun or the snow.
A Nubrella without or more likely with its matching optional backpack is definitely on my stills and video production gear wishlist – umbrellas and long raincoats fail to liberate both hands to get the best out of shooting in challenging weather.
We might be in the middle of a heatwave right now but February is traditionally the month of relentless heavy rain in Sydney, and I have some outdoors projects scheduled for then and beyond that cannot be put off for another day, or week or two.