I bought this umbrella on 5/1/19 and it's worked well. I'm in school for astrophysics so naturally, I had to have this umbrella when I saw it. Just 107 days later, the umbrella is stuck in the open position because an internal mechanism has broken or warped, I can only assume. I am very OCD about my things and I can assure you that other than this problem, it's in perfect condition on the outside and has maybe seen 2 light rain showers in it's day. For an umbrella to break after just over 3 months with someone like myself that takes care of all of their belongings, I can't recommended it.