(Gerwin Hoogendoorn ) The unique tapered design is said to direct wind over and around the umbrella, and make the brolly easier to hold in blustery weather.
Umbrella That Can Beat 70mph Winds
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OCTOBER 04, 2012
FIONA MACRAE and ROGER DOBSON, Daily Mail

Now blustery conditions could become a breeze with the help of a storm-proof umbrella. Tapered at the back, rather like a cyclist’s racing helmet, it is said to be able to withstand winds of up to 70mph.
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