Top positive review
Definitely the best umbrella I've owned.
on January 3, 2016
Probably the best umbrella I've owned. Opens and closes effortlessly and reliably. It has two tie straps to secure the fabric better when it is folded. It is huge, but that is why I bought it. It replaces a compact travel umbrella that was half its size and less than half as effective. The small travel umbrella seemed useful only as a parasol on a sunny day, but wouldn't keep more than my head dry in a rainstorm. No such concerns about the RainStoppers 62 inch umbrella, however. I've used the RainStoppers 62 inch umbrella for several months and its sturdy construction holds firm in moderately strong wind. You may want to hold the handle with two hands in stronger wind, or you'll be swept aloft like Mary Poppins. Two people can fit comfortably beneath its broad canopy, and you don't have to worry about your day pack staying dry as well. I hope this one outlives its warranty.
Update: I liked this umbrella so much I bought a 2nd one in case the first became lost or broken. B-U-T: I agree with reviewers who noted that the umbrella leaks from the center, where the shaft passes through - even in moderate rain. I'm not sure how this happens. Perhaps spraying that part with a water repellent would help. I've had them well over a year now; use them 365 days a year for both rain protection and sun protection. No other umbrella I've owned has been so durable! Because it's so large, it blocks a substantial portion of the UV light that radiates from all sides. UV light not only comes directly down from the sun, but hits you straight on, from the sides and even reflecting off of surfaces on the ground. If you're really concerned about UV exposure, even the best, largest hat isn't going to do much. "50 SPF" means that you're only stopping 50% of the UV. Your lips and chin are still going to be in the sun with any hat. You need a (preferably black) umbrella, though not necessarily one this large. To actually see how much UV you're getting, pick up a package of UV-sensitive beads from JOLLY STORE Crafts. String them onto a chain or lanyard, and hang it around your neck. The beads are white, but turn colors when exposed to UV light. You can buy them right here on Amazon, and their cheap.
Another update. I wrote the above review 1 year ago. I still feel this is the best umbrella I've ever owned, and I've used it every day. The price is very reasonable. Considering the extensive use I've made of it, it holds up very well. It's solidly built. Only turned inside out once in over a year, at that time in a very strong wind. Eventually one of the spokes came loose. I cut the loose spoke off so the fabric wouldn't tear. Amazingly, the umbrella remained in its usual shape, as though nothing was broken. I just purchased a new one, because the umbrella was starting to show more signs of wear and tear. Regarding the leaking I reported earlier, I found a work-around. If possible, tilt the umbrella slightly to left or right when while using it - say 5 or 10 degrees either way. The excess water will run off the fabric, rather than down the shaft.