Umbrellas seem to be a strange thing to put effort into redesigning, but if you think about it, how many times have you had to throw away a flimsy umbrella because after two rain storms it blew inside out and broke? It’s probably happened more times than you’d like. The founder of Blunt was fed up with the dysfunctional design of the traditional umbrella and set out to make a better one. What has resulted is a precisely-engineered piece of weather protection that can withstand the toughest winds and won’t poke anyone’s eye out in the process. We won’t go into technical detail, as the mechanics of this impressive umbrella are more complex than you’d think, but we will say that a lot of time and effort went into creating the strongest model possible, with a low-profile canopy, increased tension, and blunt tips that prevent tearing. The Blunt Umbrella ($75) costs significantly more than your typical collapsible version, but it has been tested to withstand winds up to 70 mph and is made of strong materials that will last for years. If everyone had such umbrellas, they might actually last for more than a couple downpours and hey, no one would get poked in the eye. The Blunt umbrellas are available in three different sizes and a selection of colors.