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Stay Dry as You Pedal with the Bicycle Umbrella

Dutch designers want you to put away that awful-looking rain poncho.
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Senz

Want to bike in the rain but hate the frumpy look of ponchos? Then perhaps try the Senz umbrella holder, a canopy system for cyclists that can withstand face-ripping 60 mph storm gusts (though it's not advised).

The strange-looking umbrella has been on the market for a while. The invention of Dutch designer Gerwin Hoogendoorn, the Senz employs an unorthodox, wedge-shaped cover that doesn't invert into a useless cup during a powerful gale. (To believe this write-up, Hoogendoorn arrived at the concept only after toying with "helicopter-like constructions for the top of the head, and magnetic fields which were meant to keep the rain off.") Skip to 1:00 and look at this baby go: