Paramount among all the many lies peddled to America’s children: unlike what’s portrayed in the 1964 classic Mary Poppins, a gust of wind won’t take you aloft, it will destroy your umbrella. Or it would have, until Senz introduced its own “storm” umbrella, meant to withstand near-hurricane force gales. Angular and—to traditionalists—misshapen, the Senz Classic uses flexible, unjointed ribs and an aerodynamic shape to evade gusts and keep you dry even when the rain falls parallel to the ground. And, in the unlikely event that some party of your Senz falls victim to the weather, it comes with a 2-year, no-questions-asked warranty. You may not fly, but at least you’ll walk dry. [$89.85; us.senzumbrellas.com]
Asymmetrical is awesome.