This is a reverse closing umbrella that opens and shuts in the opposite direction of that we are used to in traditional umbrellas. I love it because it works well and keeps me dry even when I'm entering or exiting my vehicle.
The no-slip, easy-grip (no-hands-needed) handle is convenient and adds to the overall appeal of the device. No more struggling to hold your umbrella when you have other things in your hands (which always seems to be the case for me). This handle makes it a cinch to hold tight though, if you'd like to use your hands, even on the gustiest of rainy days.
It comes in many patterns and colors. This one is called Prom Dress Polka Dots. The outside is solid black and the underside (when opened) shows the dots.
It's really easy to use, and honestly the novelty of it makes it fun too.
I think this umbrella would make a wonderful gift for anyone, now or during the very quickly approaching holiday season. I highly recommend this product. It is sturdy, easy to use, unique, priced well and not hard at all on the eyes. You can buy it in major retail stores nationwide. It is also available for purchase on the ShedRain website.