I ordered this umbrella because my coworker had one very similar to it. Although the box it arrived in was not damaged, the umbrella was. The stem was completely bent into a rounded shape, as if someone had used it as a walking stick and leaned on it too heavily. I could not open the umbrella because the curve would not allow the ribs to open. I am ordering another one, but by a different manufacturer. I hope this one will not be warped.