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A solid personal mobility umbrella
on December 11, 2015
I live FL where afternoon showers are rampant during the summer months. If one does not have an umbrella shopping/working/etc/ they either A) get wet and share all that wonderful BO with the world in that nice humid weather or B) they send their poor Spouse/SO/village idiot to go get the car, or C) They wait it out. I have no patience for any such conditions. Therefore I bought this umbrella.
Mobility and profile were key in my decision, and so far this has been great for preventing wet dog syndrome and protecting paper goods whilst shopping. My only gripe is the construction which is in all honesty fine for lightweight usage. Just don't expect it to last a lifetime.
I've been using this product lightly for about 3 months. I've brought it the beach, in town, and around the house.
-Small profile, about a foot long and 2 inches in diameter, so goes about anywhere. Will fit in any backpack or moderate sized purse.
-Opens easily and forcefully. Locking/Opening mechanism has had no issues.
-Has wrist strap, useful for me because I'm like a toddler and will set things down and leave them.
-Comes in black
-Construction consists of your standard nylon canvas for repelling water and thin metal wiring. For umbrellas of this build, I find it acceptable since we have to sacrifice durability or price for size, but I definitely don't believe this will hold up against windy storms without turning inside out or possibly bending something. We'll see.
-Definitely only made to cover one person so if you want coverage for two you'll have to get intimate.