It’s said that man has been using umbrellas to shield himself from the rain for roughly 4000 years. Over this time, the basic structure of the umbrella has never deviated far from the convenient, hand-held device we use even to this day.
However, ever visionaries of the future, the Koreans have taken inspiration from the limitless possibilities of space to bring us a new form of umbrella that surpasses the bounds of human invention. They have brought us…the UFOCAP.
Developed by Korean rubber manufacturer Koryo Industrial, this groundbreaking invention has been recognized as the world’s first hands-free umbrella and was awarded the gold medal in 2002 Korean International Patent Fair.
Even if you’re uncertain about the slightly unconventional appearance of the UFOCAP, Koryo Industrial’s website articulately outlines several reasons why you should consider making the switch to no-hands:
you can use two merits at the same time with this UFOCAP. One is from a raincoat. So both of your hands will be free. And you can keep it in a bag floding itthin. The other is from an umbrella. So you can have a roomy space like an umbrella. And it’s easy to use.
Koryo Industries also claims that it will tailor your UFOCAP to your specific needs: “…climbing a mountain, fishing, working in the rain, cars, student, children, sightseeing and agriculture etc… so we can develop in a various model as your hope.”
Mankind may finally climb, fish, work, sightsee and participate in agricultural activities without fearing the elements.
Having created the tool for the raingear revolution, Koryo Industries is now looking to spread the word: “at a present, we exported the UFOCAP to the Mexico, Japan and we are trying it for world wide.”
While they claim the UFOCAP is in orbit here in Japan, we’ve yet to encounter one up-close. Regardless, we’re sure it’s only a matter of time before the public is abducted by this alien idea.
▼Get to school safe and dry!
▼Easy to carry at only 170 grams!
▼Reusable and easy to fold! Looks wholesome too!