The New York Review of Books Compact Umbrella

  • $55.00

“It is the habitual carriage of the umbrella that is the stamp of Respectability.”—Robert Louis Stevenson

Our team at The Reader’s Catalog searched high and low for an umbrella that was up to our editorial standards, until we found a company founded by a meteorologist. He had covered severe weather events for years but couldn’t find a dependable umbrella—a challenge we’re all familiar with—and he was shocked by such an obvious shortfall in an industry that’s been around so long. He used his unique expertise, merging engineering and design, to create a reliable, premium umbrella that won’t fall apart when you need it most. As the company says, this is “the best and last umbrella you’ll ever need.”

Now you can keep dry and show your love of the written word on even the most blustery days with our attractive and convenient The New York Review of Books Compact Umbrella. 

Weighing less than one pound and under twelve inches in length when closed, this handy umbrella is perfect for everyday use and easy to store in a backpack, briefcase, or purse. It opens and closes with the simple touch of a button, has a wrist-strap for easy carrying, and is cleverly designed to cast off any residual moisture. But don't let its convenient size and design fool youit may be pint-sized, but it packs a punch. The reinforced fiberplastic frame and water-repellent canopy have been tested to withstand winds of up to 45 mph. Our bright red The New York Review of Books logo pops against the chic black canvas, eye-catching but not ostentatious, with a 360° reflective trim for high visibility in the dark, a must-have for the stylish reader. 

No matter the weather, you'll stay comfortable and dry with our The New York Review of Books Compact Umbrella, and you'll be the envy of your well-read friends and any passersby. 

11.8" length when closed; open canopy diameter 37.8" tip to tip; 42" full arc; .85 lbs. (13.6 oz)

Also available in larger size: The New York Review of Books Umbrella


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