Umbrellas should keep you dry, but when you’re faced with howling wind, sideways rain, and having to navigate through crowded city streets, they often reach their limits. Want proof? Just glance at a street bin on a wet and windy day – we guarantee you’ll spot at least one broken brolly. That’s why the BLUNT Metro was such a revelation to us. Its rounded tips and spinning, fully tensioned canopy won’t snag on street furniture or fellow commuters. With 100 cm coverage it is the perfect size to provide plenty of protection without taking up too much space on the streets. Simply push a button and the canopy auto-opens and collapses, and it stows neatly into a carry sleeve. Even better, it is wind-tested up to 55mph, so you know that even on a blustery day the Metro will keep you dry.

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