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Great Umbrella but Requires Some Fixing
on June 22, 2015
After 6 years, it's still works! Haven't needed for a new umbrella since buying this one. It's well designed, and the construction is solid for the most part. The two layer fabric design does reduce the effect of wind on the umbrella, but heavy wind is still a problem. For 95% of rain storms, it's perfect and provides good coverage.
The only problem is the tiny rivets holding the umbrella's ribs to the frame. They will wear down and break off. I've had 3 rivets break on my umbrella. The good thing is the holes left behind by the rivets can still be reattached with some ingenuity. In my case, I use Twist Ties with the thin wire inside (comes with cheap garbage bags) to reattach the ribs back to the frame (see photo). It takes a steady hand, but the fix is easy and fast.