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Find of the Month: senz°


As I’m writing this, it’s raining. As many of you will be reading this, it’s probably raining. That’s right folks: we’re headed for the rainy season. You know what they say…April showers bring May flowers. Luckily I have a pretty amazing gift idea this month that is a trusty standby to have when the sky opens up.

Senz Pink Umbrella

Meet senz°, a unique umbrella line out of the Netherlands that manages to be both storm-proof and stylish in one sleek package. Intrigued? Read on!

Sena Umbrella Green

Perhaps the most unique feature of senz° is the unique shape of the umbrella. It’s not some quirky design choice either. That asymmetrical shape adjusts to the wind with ease, make it extremely lightweight while able to withstand winds of up to 100 km / h. Winning loads of design awards, it stops that dreaded ‘upside down’ umbrella issue AND the brand has a ‘no nonsense warranty’ where any defect in their product results in a new one (or part), instantly.

Senz Lineup

I know what some of you might be thinking – with such a distinctive shape, there’s no way that thing is portable. But in fact, senz° comes in five different sizes, including two purse-friendly compact models, two regular sized styles, and one oversized one, perfect to swap out your golf umbrella with. They even have a handy flowchart on their site to help you pick out the perfect senz° umbrella for you (you can also compare the models here).

Senz Playing Court

Now as I mentioned, senz° marries form and fashion. The style factor comes from their quarterly trend collections. The current lineup, called ‘Global Playground’, takes inspiration from around the planet to create a line of vibrant umbrellas you can tote wherever your journeys may take you. I’ve specifically highlighted the ‘Playing Court’ pink / green / yellow / grey motif above, but the same styles are available in a stunning orange and red combo, and a sporty blue look as well.

Senz Patterned

Next question you’ve probably got: Okay, how can I get my hands on this for me and all of my friends? senz° is sold in Canada. For a retailer near you, use their store locator and enter your postal code. If you don’t find a physical boutique in your town, I also spotted their products on Amazon, Bones Pet StoresSimon’sand Bergo. Prices range depending on the style you want, but they start around $70 for the compact model. They also ship direct from their site, with free global shipping on orders over over €150.

Senz KLM

senz° also does corporate branding. If you want to go that route for gifting. You can get them to create a unique look and feel for your company, and it makes a neat corporate gift that will not only stand out, but stand the test of time.

Senz Global Playground

Well I think my work’s done here for the day – if I can convince you to stay dry this spring, then yay! In the meantime, senz° is being REALLY cool and gifting 3 of my lucky readers a senz° original umbrella from the Global Playground collection, valued at €54,95 each! Want to win one? Here’s how to enter:

1) FYI: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking ‘follow’. Then leave a comment by April 30, 2017 with a link back to the umbrella you’d most love to score from senz° + one thing you learned about the brand while reading this post!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around May 1, 2017 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow senz° on Instagram. Then, leave a comment on one of their photos, tagging two friends you think would love to learn more about senz°. Finally, link back to the photo you commented on in a separate comment below with your Instagram username. You’ve just doubled your chances!

5) Bonus Entry #2: Follow @cdngiftguide on Instagram and tag two friends on any of my posts. Same as above – link back to the photo you commented on in a separate comment below with your Instagram username. Now you’ve tripled your chances!

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122 Responses to “Find of the Month: senz°”
  1. DebP says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/collections/dpm/ I like the original mah.sat umbrellas (unfortunately, the link was a 404). I learned that I can get the design I want in a choice of styles and sizes.

  2. Elizabeth Vlug says:

    What a really great idea and cool looking umbrella. Thanks for the introduction. I love this one:
    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-doubles/

  3. redlizzy1 says:

    Forgot to add that I learned they have a holder for your bike! Brilliant.

  4. Chanel says:

    I would like this umbrella https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=african-red-blocks/ which I learned offers UV protection

  5. CLC says:

    I’d choose this umbrella: https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=sporty-blue-tracks
    I think it’s neat they take inspiration from around the world.

  6. katydidit21 says:

    I would most like to score the Blocks umbrella in Sporty Blue. I learned that senz has a no nonsense warranty where any defect in an umbrella results in a new umbrella or replacement part instantly. Gotta love that.

  7. tammy ta says:

    i LEARNED THEY COME IN DIFFERENT SIZES AND STYLES automatic
    senz°
    smart s
    senz°
    xxl
    senz°
    original
    I think I might choose this one https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=sporty-blue-tracks

  8. redlizzy1 says:

    Still learning IG. Forgot to say I am @redlizzy82 over there. Thanks

  9. Joan G. says:

    like the Blue Senz Original

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=sporty-blue-slices

    I learned that Senz does corporate branding.

  10. Pamela Fontaine says:

    I ❤ this umbrella https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=african-red-blocks/ which I learned offers UV protection

  11. Leah A. says:

    living in the lower mainland, i always carry a pocket umbrella in my purse. I love this one https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-blocks because its bright and colorful for those gray days. I like that the automatic senz opens and closes with the touch of a button!

  12. intensev5 says:

    I like the: https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-smart-s/?attribute_pa_colour=sunset-red umbrella
    I learned that these umbrellas can withstand winds of up to 100 km / h.

  13. Julie P says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=marble-mauve/
    It’s neat that they do corporate branding. I also love the fact that the umbrellas won’t turn inside out.

  14. I like the senz° original sporty blue https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=sporty-blue-blocks

    I learned that they can withstand winds of up to 100 km / h.

  15. Lindsey says:

    Awesome that they are portable and won’t flip inside out! I like https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=sporty-blue-blocks

  16. Michelle says:

    I learned that Senz umbrellas come from the Netherlands. And, I really like this red folding umbrella, https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=passion-red/

  17. Tom D. says:

    I like the xxl size made to share. I learned that the umbrella is windproof up to 100 km/h for the original and xxl sizes. https://www.senz.com/en/discover/compare-models/

  18. AliKira says:

    I learned that these umbrellas can withstand up to 100 km/hr winds! I love this one: https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=african-red-blocks

  19. Joyce Curtis-Bonardi says:

    I like that Senz umbrellas won’t flip inside out

  20. Erin McSweeney says:

    i love the https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=sporty-blue-tracks umbrella and that they have been tested in up to 100km winds

  21. Toks W says:

    I learned that they are windproof and won’t flip inside out. I love this one: https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-blocks

  22. Julia Herperger says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/ This is the one I want most because it would fit in my purse! I learned that they can withstand winds up to 100 km an hour! Thanks for the chance.

  23. janicour says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=african-red-single in blocks I learned that they are windproof and won’t flip inside out. That is my usual problem here on the windy prairies.:

  24. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. The umbrella I’d most love to score from senz° is their Automatic Playing Court Blocks https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-blocks + one thing I learned about the brand while reading this post is, ” it stops that dreaded ‘upside down’ umbrella issue”.

  25. Alison K says:

    Bonus senzumbrellas Entry: Followed senz° on Instagram and left a comment on one of their photos, tagging two friends (soulseeker00) https://www.instagram.com/p/BR79PSqjB9u/

  26. Alison K says:

    Bonus cdngiftguide Entry: Followed @cdngiftguide on Instagram and left a comment on one of your photos, tagging two friends (soulseeker00) https://www.instagram.com/p/BSEK1-ND4it/

  27. cookie3 says:

    I really like this one
    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=african-red-tracks
    I learned that they do corporate branding.

  28. M. Archambeau says:

    I learned that it solves the “inside-out umbrella” problem. I like this one. https://www.senz.com/en/stick-umbrellas/senz-original/

  29. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the SENZ ORIGINAL https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-blocks. I learned that these umbrellas ill not go inside out.

  30. Susan says:

    I like the Senz Automatic Passion Red. https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=passion-red/
    I learned that this umbrella will not go inside out because of its characteristic aerodynamic shape.

  31. Sean M says:

    This one: https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=pure-black/

    My learning point; they have a bike mount for their umbrellas

  32. Sherry K says:

    You must hold your senz° loosely in one hand and it finds the best position in the wind. I like the African Red Tracks automatic best.
    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=african-red-tracks

  33. Kim K says:

    I would choose this umbrella: Senz Automatic sporty blue – tracks. I learned that these umbrellas will not buckle under wind pressure!

  34. Kim K says:

    Sorry I forgot to include the link to the umbrella I like in my comment: https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=sporty-blue-tracks/

  35. baylou says:

    I’d get one in basic black https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-smart-s/?attribute_pa_colour=black-out

    I like that they are designed to withstand wind. And the no nonsense 2 year warranty.

  36. aketch says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-blocks They are all interesting but I like the colour combinations and design of this one.

  37. Mary P. says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-smart-s/?attribute_pa_colour=shiny-silver

    The Senz Smart S foldable would be my choice. I love that they withstand strong winds, and have an excellent warranty!

  38. Diane p says:

    I like the original in pink. https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/ I learned that they have a great warranty policy where any defect is replaced immediately.

  39. Calvin F. says:

    I learned that senz is sold in Canada, and originates from KLM.
    sporty blue – slices senz original is something I’d like.

  40. Calvin F. says:

    I’m already a subscriber, I forgot to link back in my post.

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=sporty-blue-slices

  41. rockabillynurse says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=marble-mauve/

    I love the Marble Mauve umbrella! I really like that they’ve attempted to solve the problem of umbrellas flipping inside out in the rain. I’d love to test that out 🙂

  42. Cassandra Kazlovskis says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=african-red-slices/

    Fun fact: It floats on the wind so it never blows inside out!

  43. Linda Richter says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-single
    I look good in pink, so that is my first choice! I learned that the distinctive shape allows the umbrella to withstand strong winds. Senz also provides an excellent warranty!

  44. J says:

    I like the mauve https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=marble-mauve and found out that they can withstand 100 kmh winds!

  45. Aimee says:

    I’d like this umbrella https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=african-red-blocks/ which I learned offers UV protection
    I AMA subscriber

  46. You’ve got me obsessed with these umbrellas! I think this one is my favourite: https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-slices

  47. vinci777 says:

    I am a subscriber to your informative site. I love the dark blue original tracks.
    How clever and the umbrella’s look of high quality.
    senz° the original storm umbrella
    https://www.senz.com/

  48. Ward McLaughlin says:

    I want to head to the bus stop and look for Wendy, Styling umbrella’s for sure.

  49. Israel Y says:

    I learned that these umbrellas are able to withstand winds of up to 100km/h! I like https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=sporty-blue-doubles

  50. Luminous Angel says:

    I learned that this umbrella will stand up to 100km winds!
    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=sporty-blue-single

  51. debra says:

    Like the sporty blue-blocks. This umbrella withstands winds up to 100 km/h-impressive.

  52. KellyPC says:

    I love the senz° original in Stoney Blue or Marble Mauve! I love that they don’t blow inside out!

  53. darlene boyle says:

    Core Collection pure black I like that it has a warranty and is effective against strong winds

  54. valerie caldicott says:

    I love the aerodynamic of this as I live in a windy city & have trouble using an umbrella during wind but this umbrella is good up to 100km winds.

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=sporty-blue-tracks

  55. Dreena says:

    Like this one: https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/
    Learned about their five different sizes.
    Cheers!

  56. kim says:

    I learned that this umbrella has uv protection and I like this design https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=sporty-blue-tracks

  57. Janette says:

    I like the painted pink or playing court light pink umbrellas! One thing I learned was these funky shapped umbrellas can withstand winds up to 100km/h

  58. Kelly H says:

    I learned that the umbrellas are capable of withstanding winds up to 100 km/hr.
    i like this umbrella: https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-blocks/

  59. Samantha S says:

    I learned that they come in tons of different sizes
    The one that I would choose would be the Passion Red Automatic:
    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=passion-red/

  60. Edith Rennes says:

    I’ve learned…and loved the fact…that they can stand up to 100 mph winds.
    I’d like the senz original.
    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=sporty-blue-tracks

  61. Angela mitchell says:

    I learned that they come in 5 different sizes. This one is my faovurite: https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=marble-mauve

  62. misselles80 says:

    Loving the Sporty Blue Slices senz and I learned that they have a kick ass warranty! That’s amazing when it comes to umbrellas!

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=sporty-blue-slices

  63. misselles80 says:

    I am now following @senzumbrellas on Instagram (@miss_elles) and I commented/tagged 2 friends on this post:

  64. misselles80 says:

    I follow you on Instagram (@miss_elles) and I commented/tagged 2 friends on this post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BSglE4DjigJ/?taken-by=cdngiftguide

  65. I like that the Senz portable comes in 5 different sizes. That’s useful. And I’d choose the Senz Automatic Playing Court Single in pink.

  66. Lisa Marshall says:

    I would love to win this one – https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-cooltech/

  67. beewbedard says:

    I learned about the UV protection – I like https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-blocks
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  68. Vicki says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-smart-s/?attribute_pa_colour=shiny-silver I like that the umbrella won’t go inside out, it adjusts to the wind. i like this particular umbrella because it’s purse size.

  69. Leah E says:

    I like this umbrella https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-blocks
    I learned that the umbrellas come in five different sizes!

  70. Karen David says:

    I love the blue patterned one. I walk ialong the city frequently so a good umbrella in a Windy City is a must!

  71. Wanda Bee says:

    I am a subscriber. My favourite is the senz° automatic playing court – tracks. I learned that this brand has UV protection which I’m really happy about.

  72. The Senz Automatic easily fits your bag so that you’re always prepared for that unpredicted downpour.

  73. Gina says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=marble-mauve/
    I love them all but mauve is my fave. I walk to work and the wind always does a number on my hair so I would be very interested to see if this helps me with that.

  74. Denae Boucher says:

    I love the https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/ and that it has UV-protection with UPF50+ canopy

  75. Alyssa says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=sporty-blue-single

    I love the sporty blue single! I learned that they have UV protection. Awesome!!

  76. Bonnie Unger says:

    lots of size, styles and colours

  77. Marlene J says:

    Playing court – slices https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-slices/
    UV Protection
    The senz° original provides you extra shade with the UV50+ protection. The fabric blocks 98% of the harmful UV rays.

  78. KELLY E says:

    I would like the foldable automatic Playing Court blocks, https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-blocks I learned that the weird shape adjusts to the wind so it does not blow around

  79. Jennifer Ouellette says:

    I love this one https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=african-red-blocks. I learned i can get any design i love in various styles and sizes

  80. Gisele Soomer says:

    like to win

  81. BlessedTA says:

    The umbrella is good up to 100km winds and they offer 2 year no-nonsense warranty https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-blocks

  82. Becky says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original/?attribute_pa_colour=sporty-blue-tracks
    It’d be cool to not have to worry about my umbrella turning inside out on a windy and rainy day!

  83. carrie l says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-cooltech/ and I learned that you can use them for corporate branding campaigns!

  84. Victoria Ess says:

    I learned that senz umbrella withstand wins of up to 100km/hr, and I’d love this one: playing court – doubles https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-doubles/

  85. CL Chin says:

    I’d like this umbrella
    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-doubles/
    it’s great to see a company that thinks about how an umbrella should function especially on a windy day!

  86. angela eagle says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-single
    it can withstand winds up to 100km/hr and not turn inside out which is good cuz I had one turn inside out then snap back and cut me in the face leaving me with a scar

  87. Erin Lewis says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic/?attribute_pa_colour=playing-court-blocks. I learned that it is storm proof and adjusts to the wind.

  88. Lori says:

    Love to score: https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-smart-s/?attribute_pa_colour=sunset-red umbrella

    Learned that these umbrellas can withstand winds up to 100 km/h

  89. Gillian R says:

    I’d love this one: https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic-bright-blue/

    I live in Lethbridge where it is VERY windy, so hearing that the Senz could hold up to that is fantastic.

  90. Megan Young says:

    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original-dazzle-me/
    What I learned is that the umbrellas adjust with the weather and wind.

  91. Linda says:

    My favourite one is https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-smart-s-sunset-red/ , but not too fussy These are incredible umbrellas, I like they are slanted and are good for the wind. that is my biggest beef with umbrellas all turn inside out.

  92. Becky says:

    senz° automatic – playing court (single)

  93. Angela says:

    It was pouring today and a Senz umbrella would have been awesome to have!! I love the unique shape and the different sizes. Here’s the umbrella + color I like:
    https ://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic-sporty-blue-single/

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win, fingers crossed!

  94. Lori P says:

    I learned that Senz assymmetrical umbrellas are designed and tested to withstand winds of up to 100km/h. I’d most like the Senz automatic – sporty blue (single) – for my rain emergencies:
    https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-automatic-sporty-blue-single/

  95. Judy Hunting says:

    What a great looking umbrella.. I love https://www.senz.com/en/store/senz-original-bright-pink/. I love how they are tested to withstand up to 100kms winds

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