To ensure lifetime durability, we had to reinvent the traditional rib structure and created the most efficient design possible. We redefined every component, from the metal springs down to the individual rivets. The dual carbon fibre constructed members joined by ballistic grade polycarbonate hinges, delivers the strongest strength-to-weight ratio structure ever assembled to an umbrella. This frame architecture sets an all new standard in premium umbrellas.
RIB SUSPENSION SYSTEM
Inspired from the automotive industry, we’ve developed a wind resistant technology featuring the patented Umbrella Rib Suspension System. At high winds, this Suspension System increases flexibility to the canopy structure while maintaining a constant overall hemispherical shape. This extra degree of flexibility prevents the canopy from flipping inside out even against the most chaotic winds. This innovation makes the Hedgehog Umbrella the first and only umbrella with a wind resistant suspension system.
Quick and secure connections along the ribs enable a limitless selection of canopy colours and patterns. In under 3 minutes, the Hedgehog Umbrella's canopy can transform to accommodate any mood, dress or perspective of the day.
A fundamental goal was to incorporate a feature to the overall assembly to store the umbrella enclosure. A cavity was designed in the handle assembly and the flexible handle strap dual features as a retaining mechanism. This patented invention is beautifully simple, this flexible retaining mechanism is easily accessible, reliable, and moisture draining.