Today was the perfect wet day to try out my London Undercover umbrella. I looked like a comedy commuter when I left my house though as I opened it ridiculously quickly & turned it inside out in the wind. This was great for exposing the moquette design to everyone down my street, but not so great for keeping me dry. Luckily, the umbrella is made of really sturdy stuff and I was able to turn it back the correct direction & make it to the station in an unsoggy state.
The "Commuter" umbrella has a double layer of pinstripe design and 1970's London Underground District Line, Circle Line Tube and Bus seat moquette design. It's a collaboration between fashion brand London Undercover & Transport for London (just in case anyone thought TfL were about to sue them for using the design.
London Undercover said: "The perfect canvas for expression, the design aims to encourage people to enjoy and take pride in what is, an indispensable, quintessentially British accessory. In keeping with the British ecological ideology, the umbrella is made using recycled materials."
There's some lovely detail in the handle and on the press stud on the little tag that you wrap the umbrella back with when closed.
At £60 it's not the cheapest umbrella in the world, but if you spend that much on it, you're less likely to leave it on the Tube. It would also make a pretty good Xmas present for the commuter that has everything!