A Motorized Umbrella that Opens AND Closes with the Touch of a Button + Giveaway

How’s the weather where you are?  The sun is trying to come out here, but lately, it’s been rainy more often than not.  Don’t tell my husband, but I have a Father’s Day gift that will help him keep dry and looking pretty snazzy during his daily commute in less than perfect weather:  the ShedRain e-Motion™ Motorized Open & Close Compact Umbrella.

Note the “Open & Close” in the name.  With the push of one button, the ShedRain e-Motion can be both opened and closed, and the canopy doesn’t just close, it also slides all the way down to the handle.  That means you only need one hand to operate this, so you can go ahead and do what you like with the other hand.  I suggest using it as a bagel holder, but if you’d rather carry a briefcase or a coffee, I’ll understand.

ShedRain E-Motion Motorized Umbrella

I can honestly say this is my first experience with a battery-powered umbrella, and it’s just as cool as it sounds.  The built-in, rechargeable battery is responsible for the motorized magic of the e-Motion.  The package includes an international voltage charger (100-240V), and you get between 120-150 open/close cycles per charge.  That’s a lot of rain between charges.

ShedRain E-Motion Umbrella Buttons

Press and hold the Up Arrow to open. Press and hold the Down Arrow to close.  Easy peasy.

ShedRain Umbrella Charging

The LED light on the handle will turn red to let you know it’s time to charge.  (Another sign is if the umbrella opens and closes slowly.)  Once it’s fully charged, the light turns green.  Don’t worry if you forget to charge it; the ShedRain e-Motion will also operate as a manual umbrella.

This is a nifty gadget, and it’s made me think of an umbrella as a tech item for the first time ever.  It’s more than just a gadget though–it’s a really nice umbrella with or without the motorization.  As you might expect, there’s a little more heaviness in the handle than you find in your average compact umbrella, but overall it’s fairly lightweight.  The frame is made of fiberglass and aluminum, and the fabric is coated with Teflon.  It’s a very sturdy umbrella, and I can see this being just what my husband needs on those rainy and windy days in NYC.

ShedRain E-Motion Umbrella Cover

Another feature worth mentioning is the case.  Getting a case back onto an umbrella can be like trying to refold a map.  This case that comes with the ShedRain e-Motion is roomy AND it has a zipper.  You will not have any problems getting this cover on over a sloppily closed umbrella, and despite it’s roominess, the cover stays put.  The fabric is nice and thick too.

ShedRain E-Motion Umbrella

The ShedRain e-Motion can be purchased at ShedRain.com for $99.00.  You might be thinking that’s a heavy price tag, but let me assure you, this is a very high quality umbrella.  Once you get your hands on one, you will be able to feel the difference.  ShedRain offers a limited Lifetime Warranty, and every umbrella they make is designed to hold up in adverse weather conditions and withstand the stresses of use over time.  I’d say this one umbrella is worth about a billion of the ones my husband buys in the city.   Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but seriously, this is the real deal.

ShedRain is generously offering Game On Mom readers a chance to win an e-Motion Motorized Umbrella!  Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 6/23/17 at 11:59 ET.  Good luck!

ShedRain Umbrella Giveaway


About Denise

Denise is the owner of Game On Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is the mother of a 7-year-old boy and a 8-year-old girl, she eats too much pizza, and a tangled Slinky is no match for her.


  1. shannon fowler says:

    I love this umbrella. I always end up getting soaked trying to get my up and down.

  2. Julie Lundstrom says:

    This looks like a nice umbrella. I would like to try it.

  3. this is awesome. i walk everywhere in the city, so this is super helpful

  4. bernardina sims says:

    I have never seen anything like this umbrella! How convenient it would be. Thanks for all the info!

  5. I would love to own this umbrella because it would be great to have on our trip down the Danube this summer. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  6. This is so convenient to use and practical. Thanks.

  7. wow

  8. Julie Bickham says:

    This is such a cool umbrella. Got to try one of these out.

  9. Marti Tabora says:

    I really love this umbrella and could really use it with all the rain we have had on the gulf coast lately.

  10. rochelle haynes says:

    Loving this looks great this would come in handy

  11. Alanna f says:

    Looks awesome! Can never have too many

  12. I’d love to win this for my son ! He works at the Caterpillar plant and has to walk a long way from the parking lot to his building !

  13. Lesley F says:

    This would be so handy to have

  14. Natalie says:

    My umbrella broke 5 months ago due to wind. I bet this umbrella is of much higher quality!

  15. I have trouble putting umbrellas down. This one would fantastic so I don’t get soaked or pinch my fingers.

  16. desiree says:

    this is great idea exspicallhy if you carrying grocery and then the little one

  17. .Christine L says:

    Nice umbrella- I need one for the days that neither my hands or brains are fully functioning

  18. DEBRA GIFFORD says:

    This is the umbrella to buy! Amazing! Would love to win this!

  19. I could really use this! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  20. Emily R. says:

    I could really use a new umbrella! Mine is kinda broke & it is a rainy summer.

  21. ellen beck says:

    I love the ease this umbrella offers. I have never seen anything like it! Clever and stylish too!

  22. Right now it’s raining almost daily and I get drenched dealing with my umbrella. This one looks like it might help me stay dry.

  23. Amy Tolley says:

    Amazing!!! No more having to get soaked in the rain any more trying to get your umbrella opened and no fly up…one handed…this is an amazing purse size miracle..

  24. Richard Hicks says:

    I have never seen one like this. Would love to try it out.

  25. This past weekend I said to one of my sons I need a remote to open the umbrella on my patio set. I will have to look for this one. Great idea.

  26. Sharon C says:

    This seems amazing!. I have a small umbrella I use now that is an antique: faithful but a major pain to close. (It requires both hands and a hard surface to press against.) My husband is using a promotional golf umbrella. This one seems magical!

  27. I would really like a nice umbrella like this that won’t turn upside down in the wind.

  28. Samantha says:

    I’ve never seen an umbrella like this one before. Even my nephew will be able to use this!

  29. Elizabeth H. says:

    This is a new kind of umbrella. My dad would love this one!!

  30. It has been raining so much this year. I could use a nice umbrella.

  31. danell palmer says:

    I love this umbrella! Don’t own any yet so i’d love to win. Thanks for the opportunity. (:

  32. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love this umbrella. I especially like the zipper feature!

  33. Trisha Musgrave says:

    I would love to try this umbrella, I think it would be really helpful. I don’t know how many times I have struggled to close an umbrella and it keeps popping open!

  34. Now that looks like an awesome umbrella.

  35. Brandon Sparks says:

    What an amazing umbrella. I would really love to have one like this..

  36. donna porter says:

    I sure could use this umbrella. I always have trouble opening and closing it!