What a fantastic umbrella this is!! Double layered for the sun which is essential and UV protection which is something that's really important to me! I can use it and don't have to hold it since it has a C shaped handle and fits right comfortable around my wrist! Another feature that is appealing is that it's wind proof and I can close it and the rain goes inward and not out wetting the whole car and no mess ever!! I am really happy that I have this double layered umbrella and would strongly recommend everyone getting one as well!
This product is so smart and simple, I cannot understand why it took so long to invent it. You have to see it in operation. Basically, by being "inverted", picture getting in and out of a car. With a normal umbrella, the open position blocks your entrance to the car. And, you have to get out to open it. Get wet both times. With this inverted umbrella it actually opens and closes away from you. So, it opens while you are still seated in the car and closes away from you so you can keep it over you longer when getting in. Then, when closed, it traps excess water in the umbrella so it doesn't drip over the floor inside. It also stands up straight if you want, so you don't forget it in a restaurant. And it has a "C" handle which allows you to maintain the umbrella over you and text at the same time. I know this last feature is not exactly something you will use every day, but it's cool. Get this even if you don't want it. You will after you get it. We bought four as gifts. I know this sounds like a "paid" review, but I promise it is not. I believe in giving full good reviews when deserved, basically because I find them helpful myself when I am considering buying something from Amazon. I think this really does help other buyers.
I love my new umbrella! I have a 6 min commute to work (on foot) and after my old umbrella couldn’t stand up to the California winds I invested in this so I wouldn’t get soaked anymore. It’s heavy duty, decent size, and keeps me dry! On windy days I’m not stressing about it flipping inside out. Plus it’s super cute.
I will say the “hands free” handle is kind of a joke. It’s a big umbrella so if your walking there’s going to be some bounce-age which causes the umbrella to fall to the side. You have to hold the handle unless you are standing still in light rain with no wind.
Love this umbrella. It has a curved, oval, bracelet style handle. This is odd and I wasn't sure that I would like it but it has worked out nice to hold the umbrella around my wrist while I use both hands. I have to support it on my shoulder when I do this but it works for a short bit of time. Like when I am walking the dog in the rain or carrying a package from the car. The styles offered are crisp and bright images and I like that they are inside the umbrella for a little mystery and peek of color. The long umbrella is a bit much but the design is sturdy and it seems like it will be a bit more durable since it doesn't fold up so small with multiple joints. I highly recommend this style for everyday use but not for travel as it would be hard to store in luggage or a bag.
I purchased this umbrella primarily for the UV protection. I walk a lot and dislike the blazing sun in my eyes and, while this product doesn't help reduce the heat so much, it is valuable to me as a shade. It also works well in rainy weather and is wind resistant. Many people have remarked on the awesomeness of this umbrella and I have recommended it to them and sang the praises of the design options (I went with the Starry Sky). The only problem I have is that the coating is wearing off the handle after only a month. Not a big deal as it doesn't affect the functionality. Still, I am well pleased with it.
Love this umbrella! True, it doesn’t fold up compact enough to stick in my purse, but after I’ve used my compact umbrella it’s too soaked to put back in my purse anyway. I love the design how this closes in on itself, containing all the rain water. So many times I’ve gotten soaked in those last few seconds getting into my car when I close the umbrella. Not only does this allow me to keep my door almost fully closed to close the umbrella, but when I pull it inside, the water droplets don’t splash all over me as I pull it inside the car door. I haven’t perfected the hands-free option yet. It’s a little tricky to balance it around my wrist and keep it upright, but it’s still a great feature. I have four kids, so it allows me to hold a hand or grocery bag or whatever. I like the polka dot design underneath. It’s like a little surprise when you open the umbrella. I wish there was a design on top as well instead of the standard black, but that was not a priority for me.
This umbrella was far nicer than expected. It has really nice thick fabric (but light weight) and a very nice construction. Unfortunately this one was received with Damage and was returned. Another will be purchased in its place. Shipping damage can't be blamed on the shipper in this case, as it was a pretty banged up shipping box that was the cause. even with all the box damage, only one of the skeleton "tips" was broken off, showing the quality of the build. I definitely recommend this umbrella. Don't expect a tiny one though, It's not a compact design but is smaller than the typical "Golf" umbrella when stowed. You'll like the inverted shutting to enter a car or a house. Very cool.
I do! I broke 2 umbrellas in a month. I am really liking this inverted umbrella so far. I got the black with red and black polka dot. The colors are nice. I think it could "click" in place better, there have been couple times I didn't quite get it clicked up and it folded down on my head but that may be my fault, I usually have my hands full getting in and out of the car with my purse, papers, coffee, etc. All in all I have been very pleased. You won't believe the comments you get about it to, people are intrigued and ask where I got it.
I love this umbrella! I purchased one earlier for myself and loved it so much that I purchased 3 more, one for each of my daughters and one for my granddaughter! This is the greatest invention in years! It is wonderful to be able to get into the car and close your umbrella and then bring it inside without getting drenched! This is a great product that is sturdy and fashionable!