Fakes and Knockoffs: Cheap imitations of the Unbreakable® Umbrella
Fakes and Knockoffs of the Unbreakable® Umbrella in the U.S.A.
Now and then some poor sap who bought a cheap imitation of our Unbreakable® Umbrella comes crying that the cheap imitation has broken. Below are videos and pictures of one such imitation, called the Indestructible Umbrella™. If you bought the Indestructible Umbrella™, thinking you got yourself the Unbreakable® Umbrella, you have been fooled.
The Indestructible Umbrella™ Carbon Fiber vs. boxing bag
The Indestructible Umbrella™ Standard vs. boxing bag
By the way….
We are looking for honest reviews of products similar to ours, accompanied by visually compelling video. Should we find on Amazon.com a video review of a product claiming to be similar to one of ours, we will offer a free review sample of our product to the review’s author (who could be you).* So, as soon as we find such a video review, for example, a review of the Indestructible Umbrella™ that honestly and concisely demonstrates its true quality, we would send its author the Unbreakable® Umbrella of his or her choice (free of any charge), so the author could review it too – should he or she so choose. To find out more send us a message with “review sample” in the subject line through our Contact page at unbreakable-umbrella.com.
*The decision to provide a free review sample is at the sole discretion of Real Self-Defense LLC. All decisions are final and cannot be disputed.
Warning: Fakes and Knockoffs of the Unbreakable® Umbrella on Amazon
More and more often we are contacted by people who were cheated, mostly on Amazon. They wanted to buy the Unbreakable® Umbrella but were sold a cheap and weak fake. When the fake breaks, they contact us and learn they have been had–they are not likely to get a refund from the Amazon’s Marketplace seller nor from Amazon. Below are videos showing how one such brand, the Indestructible Umbrella™, compares to the authentic Unbreakable® Umbrella.
Indestructible Umbrella™ vs. Unbreakable® Umbrella — Chair Test
Indestructible Umbrella™ Folding Defense vs. Unbreakable® Telescopic Umbrella — Strike Test
So, if you absolutely must buy on Amazon, here is how to protect yourself against this fraud:
1. Before you buy, COMPARE the advertised item to the genuine Unbreakable® Umbrella at unbreakableumbrella.com. Duh!
2. After you buy and receive the item, COMPARE the delivered item to the genuine Unbreakable® Umbrella at unbreakableumbrella.com. Duh!
If the shaft of your umbrella looks like the one in the above photo–you don’t have our genuine Unbreakable® Umbrella, you have a fake. A man of average strength can easily snap your umbrella in half over his knee.
In case you get a fake and Amazon refuses to refund your money, we suggest requesting your credit card to make a chargeback–but you must do it within 90 days of the purchase. But, even if you were too late to do the chargeback, there may be a way for you to get your money’s worth (and get back at the cheats). To find out more send us a message with subject “fakes on amazon” through our Contact page.
For your convenience here are links to pages and photos showing authentic Unbreakable® Umbrellas:
Click to see a large photo of model U-111
Click to see a large photo of model U-115
Click to see a large photo of model U-101
Click to see a large photo of model U-105
The Unbreakable® Telescopic Umbrella Model
Click to see a large photo of model U-212
Amazon.com: Error or Fraud?
Does your “Unbreakable Umbrella” bought on Amazon.com look like the one below?
Well, if its details look like in the above picture, then it is not the Unbreakable® Umbrella. It is a cheap and weak generic umbrella, the dollar-store quality.
If you paid Amazon.com for the Unbreakable® Umbrella but got the above piece of trash, contact us and we will let you know how you may try to get your money back.
Fakes and Knockoffs of the Unbreakable® Umbrella in the European Union
In the European Union many were sold a crude, poorly designed imitation of our Unbreakable® Walking-Stick Umbrella. The imitation is called Selbstverteidigungsschirm (in France deceptively advertised as “Parapluie Incassable,” French for “unbreakable umbrella”). Here is what one reviewer wrote about this imitation:
“Your former dealer Gerhard Spannbauer is selling a new self-defense umbrella, called Selbstverteidigungsschirm, but he makes it look like yours! His company also uses your video for marketing on Amazon.
“I tested Spannbauers umbrella and it not worth 40 USD–three strikes, three breaks (see photos below)! This will not be good for your excellent umbrellas–they are looking similar and Spannbauer uses the same marketing as before with your umbrella.”
Authorized instructor of Irish Stick Fighting Doyle Style
Sellers of the Selbstverteidigungsschirm are using fake vieo demos–doing weak slaps against a soft punching bag, with frequent cuts to hide breaking of the umbrella’s ribs and locking mechanism and to substitute a new umbrella for the next take. Take a look at one such demo and judge for yourself:
Watch closely bag strikes on the above video from GoDefense.fr and MyUrbanKit.com and you will see this:
5 strikes–cut–1 strike–cut–2 strikes–cut–1 strike–cut–1 strike–cut–2 strikes and the final umbrella is opened.
Why these cuts? Why not show the uncut test, from the first strike to the opening of the umbrella? Here you can see why:
Tests of Unbreakable® Umbrellas are shown without any cuts–because they are not faked. Here are examples:
Fakes and Knockoffs of the Unbreakable® Umbrella in Australia
In Australia the imitation called Selbstverteidigungsschirm was deceptively advertised as “Unbreakable Umbrella” and sold by Extac Australia Pty Ltd. You may see how the imitation compares to the authentic Unbreakable® Umbrella.