Blunt Umbrellas began in 2006 when a very tall man was fed up with umbrella ribs poking him in the eye. Greig Brebner, a busy Londoner often dealing with rainy weather, is that tall man.
After some research, Brebner—now an Auckland, New Zealand, resident—realized that the anatomy of an umbrella, an essential structure to the working man’s commute, hadn’t been updated since its inception in 1928. After rigorous innovation, testing and designing, Brebner crafted a better umbrella.
The Blunt umbrella has rounded edges, so no spikes in sight to blind your fellow side walkers. It has been wind-tunnel tested to withstand around 72 miles per hour gales. Brebner’s apparatus can encounter torrential downpours and keep your outfits fresh. The Daily Beast called it “the umbrella to end all umbrellas.”
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