The Stand Umbrella is a simple idea—an umbrella that stands up by itself. Come in from the rain, and you can stand it up in the corner, where it will dry off and be out of the way. Its three small feet don't affect how you use it, but really come in handy when you're not.
Nope, but I'm from a pretty rainy area in Germany.
Just right now it's raining like hell, and I have to go and buy some vegetables, knowing that it won't stop until the late evening.
Nah, I rather grab my Fjäll Räven Rain Jacket and a pair of waterproof shoes. the Jeans can dry afterwards.
In Germany there is a saying:
"A man loses his honor walking under an umbrella."
I only use 'em if I'm in a suit or a tuxedo.