JACKSON, MS – Pearl Sumner got tired of getting rained on while working out during her daily walks, so she did something about it. She invented the Dumbrella, an umbrella with weights on it so you can continue exercising while getting in your steps even if it’s pouring down.
“Seems pretty straightforward, actually,” said Sumner. “but nobody had brought it to market yet.”
She filed a patent and developed the product, which is now available in places where there are people who do weightlifting outdoors.