For the most part I am very pleased with this product. It is a sturdy umbrella suitable for the strong winds of Chicago. My only complaint is that when it is closed, the pin caps (for lack of a better term - I am referring to the little metal caps that connect the cloth part of the umbrella to each of its metal spokes) come off - with the result that when the umbrella is automatically opened, a portion of it does not deploy unless manually reconnected. This is either a design defect, or a manufacturing defect. If this issue were corrected, I would give this umbrella five stars. For its price, it should be perfect.