Behind the Design


Nubrella® worked with several leading product design and engineering firms designing numerous prototypes before reaching the final Patented backpack style worn Hands-Free & Wind-Resistant new weather protection device/umbrella for rain and sun protection.

In 2018, After receiving considerable feedback from many customers with different usages, first the feedback was tremendous. People simply love their Nubrella. It has changed lives and has proven to be a far superior solution for most everyone who has purchased one.

Yet, wanting to perfect Nubrella® Alan took some common feedback and returned to the design table making some
improvements to better serve all customers needs and desires. We are calling this enhanced version Nubrella 2.0

It happened on a rainy NYC Day

One rainy, windy day Alan was sitting inside a New York city coffee shop. Gazing out the window, Alan became transfixed on everyone battling with their umbrellas…inverting, flying away…he saw one frustrated man toss his inverted mess into the trash can. He also empathized with the workers’ who couldn’t escape the rain and wind, wearing only a raincoat.

vision appeared

It was at this moment that an image appeared in his mind of what an alternative weather protection device/umbrella could look like. He sketched it and Nubrella was born! From there, Alan worked with several leading design and engineering firms to bring his vision to life.

Meet the Founder




Alan Kaufman is from the Boston area. He began his career as a professional tennis player after graduating from Purdue University. Several years later Alan began his entrepreneurial endeavors by starting his own wireless company at the age of 28. Alan led Harvard Communications, a ‘preferred agent’ of Cingular Wireless. He grew his operation to be one of the largest agents in the northeast, owning stores in the greater Boston and New York City metropolitan markets. He sold his stores back to Cingular in 2003.

Unplanned, Alan began his next venture, inventing Nubrella. As a novice, Alan spent years developing the concept. Nubrella is the hard work and innovation of Alan, who dared to dream of a better, more groundbreaking product. His dream is being realized as we speak. He has dedicated years learning and understanding the new market of a Hands-Free umbrella by constantly communicating with his customers. He continues to perfect the product and will introduce a modified Nubrella once funded. He has traveled the world, visiting China 8 times and even presented his original ‘bubble’ design on Season One of the hit TV show, Shark Tank. His passion and determination to make the Nubrella a widely accepted new weather protection device/umbrella is contagious.

Perseverance really does pay off. I hope you enjoy it!

The world’s first patented hands-free, wind-resistant umbrella!

About the company

Nubrella is located in Southern Florida. We are the manufacturer of the world’s first and only Hands-Free & Wind-Resistant umbrella for both rain and sun protection. The company owns numerous patents throughout the US and Internationally. Nubrella is a registered trademark. We currently have customers in over 85 countries and all 50 states. Nubrella sells to both the Consumer/Recreational & Commercial markets.