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Sturdy umbrella, but weak shaft
on February 9, 2014
Initially I really thought this was strong and would last well, but unfortunately I had an experience yesterday when I opened it during a brief rainstorm. I clicked the button and it popped open as expected, a gust of wind caught it and the canopy handled it well (too well) - as I was only holding the handle and the shaft was weak, the shaft just buckled. Now I have an umbrella that won't click closed because that mechanism is so twisted out of shape. Disappointed - it lasted about 30 days and probably about 5 uses. Don't expect it to be able to handle a strong wind unless you're holding on with both hands (which is pretty difficult to do at the moment you are opening it).