For Christmas I received a SUCK UK colour-changing umbrella. At first I was intrigued by the illustrious brand name, but since it turned out to be a simple umbrella, I put it to one side as I always carry an umbrella in my bag anyway. But due to the weather recently, the harsh winds broke my trusty Claire's Accessories brolly which I had for four years (and only cost £3.99) so I guessed it was the perfect time to give my new one a go.
A novelty gift if ever there was one. The SUCK UK colour changing-umbrella came with its own carrier; it was black with the SUCK UK logo on the front in white text. The umbrella is black with white patterns. Here's the selling point - when the umbrella gets wet, the white patterns become different colours! From what I've found out looking this product up you can get adult size and children sized umbrellas; costing around £25.00 for the adult and £20.00 for the child's. Which, if I'm honest, I wouldn't have paid for a bit of plastic with some fabric attached.
Product Description from their web site:
Our umbrellas come printed with special ink, white when dry, that comes to life when in contact with water. Why would you buy a normal umbrella again? At best you will look cool, at worst you will confuse a generation of children into thinking rainbows are leaking colour from the sky.
So as soon as the rain came I put it to the test!
Sure enough not long after the rain drops hit the white patterns slowly changed colour, though nothing really special about it really but I guess it's a bit of fun. The umbrella itself wasn't the strongest but it did hold up in the conditions on my fifteen minute walk home in the windy rain! It's of average size that you can put in your handbag - about 30cm long I would say. It has an easy grip handle and a looped rope at the bottom. But despite the price tag, it still did that annoying thing where it blows upward and turns inside out!
If I didn't have this product as a gift I really wouldn't have brought it due to the price, though having said that at least I was dry when I got home. I don't think it's a bad product, but for what it is, price-wise I would put it around the £10.00 mark
A bit jazzy, but overall only a 2 out of 5.