The Warwick White Windproof Walking Umbrella
You can get a little blasé when you work with umbrellas every day. So when something really special comes along it will cause a bit of excitement up here in Umbrella Heaven. And that’s exactly what happened when we discovered the Warwick windproof range. Cliché agogo I’m afraid… but this is one of those umbrellas you have to see and feel for yourself to really appreciate it.
The first thing you notice about this wind resistant umbrella is the smooth, lacquered, laminated wooden handle, wooden shaft and end tip, which is topped off with a graphite grey metal ferrule, matching the metal open cap and rounded spoke tips.
The Warwick boasts a powerful automatic opening mechanism, thanks to the eight spring system. You need to take care when you press the button as it’s more than capable of knocking a cold pasty out of the hand of a passing politician. WHOMP!! The strong, light fibreglass ribs are mated to a steel eight spring frame, with additional nylon cantilever system for increased flexibility and longevity.
We’re planning to test the Warwick umbrella to give a definitive measure of it’s wind resilience. So far our Chief Umbrollogist has been unable to turn one inside out… and he’s been destroying windproof umbrellas for many years now.
The canopy is “pongee”, widely regarded as the only choice for a serious wind resistant umbrella. Canopy width is approximately 105 cm and overall length 89 cm (35″). Weight 440 g approx.
Available in a choice of ten colours the Warwick Windproof Walking Umbrella is equally stylish and practical for ladies or gents.