Umbrella is one of those things you probably wouldn’t like to use very often. However, the tough reality is that it’s inevitable if you want to leave your cave (office or home). So, in order to make this experience less unpleasant, we’ve picked 15 really cool and creative umbrellas to fight the evil rain.

Which one do you like the most?

1. F**k The Rain Umbrella

From the rain’s point of view.

No rain welcomed! (Designer: Art Lebedev Studio)

2. Clock Parasol

Japanese designer has designed a parasol with a built in sun dial to be read from underneath. One rotates the umbrella and the handle mounted compass to find magnetic north, correctly orienting the inside graphics. Based on the curvature of the earth,the sun lights the umbrella from the back and is allowed to mark the approximate time. [1] (Designer: Kota Nezu)

3. Sky Umbrella

Humor and surprise are two of the designer Tibor Kalman’s hallmarks, as witnessed by this view of a blue sky on a most probably gray day. MoMA’s witty umbrella with an eternally cheerful sky is known and enjoyed throughout the world. (buy)

4. Goggles Umbrella

For all you detectives out there! Spies and scuba divers alike will appreciate the secret, goggle-shaped window umbrellas. (Designer: 25 Togo Studio)

5. Wheel & Seal Umbrellas

Terrible weather can make anyone easily depressed. For this reason, taiwanese designers have created “wheel” and “seal” umbrellas for children. First design features wheels that leave impressions of smiley faces on the floor using puddles left over from the rain. An alternative version titled “seal umbrella” stamps wet smiley faces on the pavement.[2] (Designers: yu-ting cheng, yu-hsun chung, shaw-chen chen)

6. Water Gun Umbrella

This unique, funnel shaped umbrella harnesses the flow of rainwater down into its handle, a water pistol. The user can fire at will, maintaining a constant flow of water as long as rain continues to fall! (Designer: Alex Wooley)

7. Dualbrella

This merger of two umbrellas eliminates the jockeying for position that occurs when two people compete for adequate coverage underneath a typical umbrella. (buy)

8. Off The Course Umbrella

This umbrella was inspired by designer’s rainy day golf outings. While living in Scotland, he and his friends often found themselves carrying golf clubs and umbrellas simultaneously, which struck inspiration in the young designer. Made of steel, fiberglass, polyester, and rubber. This product is an umbrella and should not be used as a golf club. (Designer: Sebastian Errazuriz)

9. Cup Holder Umbrella

A handle will let one hold a paper cup or a coffee cup while holding onto the umbrella. (Designer: Ek Design)

10. Full Body Umbrella

Photo by yamuhaton

11. The Inside Out Umbrella

This umbrella can be inverted into a small bag. (Designer: Seung Hee Son)

12. Umbrellas for the Civil but Discontent Man

Umbrellas for the Civil but Discontent Man combines a symbol of gentlemanly refinement—the full-sized, dark umbrella—with an element of more manly sword-bearing times.  The umbrellas offer brief psychological respite from the dictates of social amiability; aggressive fantasies are allowed and encouraged on the daily commute to the office.  The effete civilian’s grasp of the handle takes him into the world of the masterful samurai, the medieval barbarian, or the triumphant cavalryman. (buy)

13. The Backpack Umbrella

This is the umbrella that is worn on the back, providing rain and sun protection while keeping the hands free. (buy)

14. The Dogbrella

This inverted bumbershoot forms a waterproof cocoon around a small dog, enabling canine and master to maintain a walking regimen in inclement weather. (buy)

15. Light Drops Umbrella

As water pours over the surface, potential energy from raindrops slamming onto the conductive membrane called PDVF transforms into electrical energy powering embedded LEDs sending your umbrella ablaze with light. The heavier the rain, the brighter the light to help you see your way. (Designer: Sang-Kyun Park)