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Great compact Umbrella for the most part
April 16, 2016
Great compact Umbrella for the most part. I wanted to wait a little bit to review it so here you go.
The umbrella is well built and fairly sturdy. Some people say the mechanical operation of pushing the umbrella down is hard, but I find that laughable, as its not a problem even for my younger nieces and nephews. It is very sturdy, and I have no doubt that it'll last a while. The handle is a little small on the bottom of the telescoping pole but its not bad. The umbrella material is good, and the mechanical catch and extend capabilities are well put together. I don't worry this will mechanically fail unless under extreme abuse.
So this is supposedly windproof, but that is not entirely true AT ALL. I work in Manhattan and purchased this as I needed a compact umbrella that also could stand the wind that sweeps through the streets and the buildings often in storms. While this umbrella has not broken, you still have to be careful of how the wind catches it, because I have had it flip inside out several times. WINDPROOF is a stretch, but its pretty good.
This thing is good sized for a woman , but fairly small for a larger male. I'm about 6ft 250 to give you an example and there is barely enough to cover me. I often get wet under this, but it keeps the main part of my head and body dry.
It folds down into a good small compact size, and easily fits in my messenger bag or briefcase.