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#272651 8-Jul-2020 07:28
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So to start this off. Yes I know this will be a laugh for many.


Given the recent strong winds in Auckland.. My unbrella has decided to go terminal in a gust. Cats don't like water...

Looking for advice on where best to find one that will wistand Wellington and go small enough to sit in my bag 99% of the time.





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  #2518860 8-Jul-2020 07:29
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We wear coats. 😉





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  #2518861 8-Jul-2020 07:30
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Don’t bother with an umbrella.




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  #2518863 8-Jul-2020 07:36
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Blunt umbrellas are what your looking for. Though I can only vouch for the classic model which won’t fit in a bag.

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  #2518864 8-Jul-2020 07:39
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Wellingtonians don't use umbrellas, we wear coats. I have a drizabone coat that works great. If you really need an umbrella you could consider making one out of wood or metal, bit heavy but should work.


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  #2518865 8-Jul-2020 07:39
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Not from Wellington, 

 

but if you want a strong umbrella you need a blunt.

 

 

 

https://bluntumbrellas.co.nz/

 

They guarantee their product and will repair/replace if it breaks due to the weather.


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  #2518870 8-Jul-2020 07:51
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I stay home





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  #2518882 8-Jul-2020 08:14
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MikeB4:

 

I stay home

 

 

Serious consideration, but I've got a few things that really need the collaberation of sitting with my developers.





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  #2518887 8-Jul-2020 08:19
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Don't mention those guys, bloody Weingtonians... and their bloody Weingtonia.

 

Not like those Wellingtonians, well known for their... uh.. Wellingtons?

 

 

 

I gave up on umbrellas when I lived there, just stuck with full cover wet weather gear, backpack and all. Umbrellas don't work so well on motorbikes funnily enough...

 

You look like a bit of a dork, but at least you stay dry. 

 

 


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  #2518892 8-Jul-2020 08:28
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Definition of an optimist: a Wellingtonian with an umbrella


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  #2518897 8-Jul-2020 08:34
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Umbrellas are a nuisance on crowded footpaths. Like the others above, I just wear a decent coat with a hood.




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  #2518901 8-Jul-2020 08:36
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Definition of an optimist: a Wellingtonian with an umbrella

 

 

i was being pretty optimistic, but i also asked for a laugh ;)





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  #2518903 8-Jul-2020 08:38
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I just mostly use a coat however I am also a recent Blunt Umbrella convert and find them incredible.





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  #2518914 8-Jul-2020 08:40
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I own a few Blunt umbrellas. 

 

The small one (Metro) is the fold up one and is good, but doesn't offer a whole lot of coverage (is also the least hardy of the range)

 

The medium sized one is a Classic and won't fit in a bag as it's a standard full-sized stick umbrella. Very good, quite strong and good coverage. 

 

I have a couple of larger ones too (the XL and the Golf G2) The Golf G2 is awesome, but in really strong wind you're likely to struggle to control it, as it acts like a parachute. The XL is the sweet spot, but I am unsure if they still make it. 

 

 

 

Blunts don't come cheap though...the fold up Metro starts at $99 and they go up from there...

 

www.bluntumbrellas.com

 

 

 

 





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  #2518953 8-Jul-2020 09:13
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Handsomedan:

Blunts don't come cheap though...the fold up Metro starts at $99 and they go up from there...




I'm cheap enough to check out op shops. One black umbrella looks like every other umbrella as far as they are concerned. My Blunts both cost me $3 😀. One has Visa branding, obviously with a credit card money is no object.

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  #2518956 8-Jul-2020 09:13
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Wellington? umbrellas? where you find any brand of umbrella in Welly, the harbour.

 

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