It's all in the weight-bearing, V-shaped handle that acts as a stabilizer.
Which means you can lean it against any surface without the need of an umbrella basket.
Or hang it from any ledge, if you're in dire need of some colorful wall art.
In eight bold hues, these innovative umbrellas designed by Japanese design firm Nendo are only being sold at department stores in Japan, but you can always dream. Or invest in a plane ticket. Tokyo is beautiful this time of year.
Ali Drucker is a staff writer for Supercompressor. She's had the same umbrella for the past seven years. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.