1970s STYLE CLEAR BUBBLE RAIN UMBRELLA
These adorable umbrellas from the 70's were not only super cute but also very practical. The clear waterproof material allowed you full visibility while also keeping you perfectly dry.
They’re designed to be held not just hovering overhead, but instead, with your head right inside the umbrella — which is why clear material was so essential.
The domed shape kept the umbrella from being caught by the wind and turning inside-out. It also kept you safe from the wind - and pelting rain or sleet - as well.
Best of all, rain wouldn't get in your eyes. In fact, nothing would blow in your eyes - not even leaves and other debris that would get kicked up by the wind.
It was like your own personal 'bubble' of protection. Having visibility and protection from the elements allowed you to actually enjoy a rainy day.
Whether you have a hunkering for the past, or just want some great, fun protection from the rain, there are many styles of the Clear Bubble Umbrella still available today: