Top critical review
Looks good build, but heavier the most, sharp hinges and hard to retract
6 January 2020
Looks to be good quality, but cons outweights the pros for me and I probably would not have purchased it if i had known these prior... I bought it just for the wind vent feature, given the weight, how hard is it to close and sharp hinge, I have to rate it a 3 stars especially comparing to two others one I have from a different brand.
1) good quality build
2) wind vents
1) heavy weight
At almost 394g, it is definitely heavier than Oroton umbraella 319g $35 aud and same size umbrella I got from Costco 277g $15 and. The heavier weight is also very noticeable on hand (which was why I had my umbrellas' weight measured). The only difference I see between Amazon basic one and the other two i have are a)full metal frame on amazon one compare to partial plastic, b)wind vent. Might have been reason for extra weight?
2) a lot harder to retract than others umbrellas
3) the hinges can be sharp compare to others as it is metal, and because it is harder to close, your hand tend to hit these hinges. I got a small cut on my hand today. Probably can be avoided once i am more used to with the umbrella.