This umbrella is perfect! Its very large - which is what I was looking for. I work for a hospital - and we have to walk from the parking lot to the main entrance in all kinds of weather. It holds up strong against wind and rain and offers a great barrier. Now - it is a large umbrella - it pops up very easily - but during wind - I would hold on to it. I recommend this to anyone who needs to stay dry and can keep a good hold on it.
I named the umbrella "My Purple Cabin." It's so BIG and could hold 2 adults and 3 kids!!! Living where there is wind past 55 miles an hr (which I DON'T venture into) but has many days of 15 to 30 mile winds (Florida). This umbrella is amazing!!! I can pull is down and still stay mostly dry. It doesn't get tangled in my hair as other metal ones do. I've never had an umbrella I've been so pleased with. It feels very durable but not heavy to hold. The fabric is thick. The handle is soft to hold. Pops open nice and smooth not quick. The double layers help air flow through it so your not taken up with the wind.For the lower price, strength, largest size, I feel like I have a very expensive umbrella...
The first thing you notice is that this is a BIG umbrella! We’ve had a lot of storm in Texas this spring, so it’s gotten a lot of use in thunderstorms with high winds. Earlier this week a charity which my wife has been a board member hosted a multi-church choir concert as a fundraiser. The board member all brought umbrellas to help get attendees into the church. In some cases people were forced to park almost a 100 yards from the entrance. When my wife arrived, she “won” the biggest umbrella prize, and was able to get two additional people to the church mostly dry in a hard thunderstorm! However, and even more important her umbrella didn’t get reversed in the high wind as several others did. What more can you ask?
Your browser does not support HTML5 video. This is the first umbrella I have owned that my wife and I can both fit comfortably under and not get wet. Normally I would sacrifice my spot under an umbrella so my wife can take it but this umbrella does work well if you prefer to share the umbrella.It's a great umbrella that works well so I have no complaints. If you are trying to use this while getting out of a car just be mindful of how big it pops open.
This umbrella is a treat to own. I bought it because my granddaughter started riding the bus this year. It only took one morning of waiting under a tiny umbrella to convince me we needed something large and adequate.The thing is huge and we can easily get ourselves locked in underneath it. We've already used it twice at bus stops and it's just plain fun!It opens magically with the touch of a button. Yes, it's tall when closed up, but will travel well because of the attached shoulder strap on the cover. I believe you could tuck (or shove) it into a chair in a bag if you wanted.The umbrella has two velcro straps attached so you can close it up tight before inserting into carrying bag.When my daughter and I take the baby to watch my older granddaughter's soccer games, this will be packed to shelter us and the baby from sun or rain.We live 5 minutes from an amusement park and are season ticket holders. We've been rained on a few times there, too. This umbrella will be something always added to the wagon stroller. I'm grandma, so I like to sit on the bench and watch the baby while the adult kids and grand kids ride the rides. Sometimes it's hard finding shade in the summer.No regrets on this purchase. Everyone should have an over sized and colorful golf umbrella!