Ah, the trusty ol' payong, one of our main weapons against the torrential rain that's soon to be as common a sight as EDSA traffic, now that the rainy season has arrived.
Yet, in spite of the forecast, we're still sometimes too lazy to bring one along, and there are a few reasons why: it's clunky, an added burden to lug around, and *gasp* could even ruin our get-up. We feel you bro, but hey, if you wanna stay dry, you have to suck it up.
We might, however, change our stance if umbrellas were as cool and awesome as the eight high-tech umbrellas below. So geeky-cool are these gadget-brellas that we might even consider bringing them even if Haring Araw is up high. Check them out.
1. The iBrella