ICYMI, PAGASA has long announced the start of the rainy season. You definitely need to be already prepared for unexpected rain showers or thunderstorms. The first step: Always bring an umbrella with you.
Contrary to popular belief, an umbrella doesn't make you look less of a man. You just need to pick the right style. So if you're searching for a man's umbrella, may we suggest any of these amazing, creative, and futuristic rain-shields. Take your pick!
1) Lightsaber umbrella
Step out in the rain like a true Jedi. Inspired by Yoda's lightsaber, this umbrella features a handle that lights up. You can choose among blue, red, and green light. It's the kind of umbrella that's going to make you stand out from the crowd at night.
Get it for: P2,500 via Arigatoys
2) Inverted umbrella
If you live in a crowded area like Manila there are many reasons to use an inverted umbrella. When you jump onto a crowded MRT after escaping a downpour, your dripping wet umbrella usually brushes up against your clothes or even worse, a stranger. But by inverting the design, the umbrella faces inward when closed, exposing only the dry side. Genius.
Get it for: P750 via Below SRP
3) Samurai umbrella
Defeat rain with this warrior's sword. This umbrella features a katana handle replica. When it starts pouring, you can whip it out like a true swordsman. It comes with a nylon case so you can wear it on your back.
Get it for: P799 via Timeless Manila
4) Couple umbrella
No more "we can't fit in one umbrella" complaints from your girlfriend. This is much larger than your standard umbrella allowing you and your girl to share without anyone getting wet. Warning: Avoid using this when you're alone because random strangers might tag along.
Get it for: 1,199 via Latest Gadget
5) LED umbrella
Here's another umbrella for the macho man who doesn't like using a regular, giveaway-from-his-bank one. This might look ordinary but it features a LED flashlight, giving you plenty of light to see where you're walking.
Get it for: P499 via Ensogo
Photo via Below SRP (lightsaber, inverted umbrella); Ensogo (rifle, LED umbrella); Zalora (samurai, couple umbrella)