This is kind of random I know, but I had this offer come through Tomoson.com to get this umbrella for $2 plus shipping in exchange for my review.
Truth be told, I just don't really use umbrellas, so I ended up not taking the offer, but I was kind of intrigued by the fact that they actually offer a lifetime replacement guarantee on it - I mean, a freaking umbrella. I've never had an umbrella that didn't break, so that kind of surprised me.
Here's the link: 60 mph Wind Proof Umbrella Has anyone ever used this thing? I dunno, lifetime guarantee on this thing, I almost went for it. I might actually use an umbrella for that.
LOL! I live in the Northwestern US (Seattle-ish area) and we also don't use umbrellas despite (or because?) the fact that it rains 3/4th of the year. You can always tell if someone's not from our area because they use umbrellas. I'm pretty sure I have 3 umbrellas that were given to me over the years, but I haven't used them and have no idea where they are.
It's good to know it's not just a "Seattle" thing to avoid umbrellas!
I’ve lived in two cities in Northern California and I don’t see a lot of people using umbrellas in the rain either, especially in the last few years.
When I was growing up in Asia, ages ago, we used umbrellas all year round, rain or shine.
Life just hasn't been the same since the volcano erupted and now the air is full of tiny ads.