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The Petite Protector

by Sarah A. Freiseis
The X1 Umbrella Buddy from Knirps is little in all the right places. When folded the X1 measures in at 6.5 inches and opens up to a 37 inch canopy with 8 metal ribs.

Knirps, based out of Germany, is noted for creating the first umbrella with a telescoping frame over 80 years ago. The brand has since become world-renowned for their compact umbrellas, featuring models like the X1 which comes with a matching neoprene case that makes for easy storage.

The Umbrella Buddy (X1) is available in a variety of fun patterns and colors for $49 - - the leopard and blue with floral details are two of our favorites!

For more information, and to see the full range of selections check them out online at