The first thing I noticed was the carry case, zips completely, and is actually a remarkable system for drying your umbrella when you put it away! What a great idea!. The product "feels" sturdy, well constructed, and professional despite the bargain price! It is certainly easy to open and close, and gives good coverage as its quite wide, and although I haven't tried it out in a strong wind yet, I'm confident that it'll behave as promised. Thanks guys, its hard to believe but I'm actually impressed by an umbrella!