Excellent compact brolly! The auto extent/retract comes in very handy, especially when you've got your hands full. It has held up well through a Melbourne winter and hasn't buckled in windy conditions. The slight downside is that the solid timber handle, while nice in hand, adds to the weight of this umbrella. I wouldn't be my pick for travel (as I'd go for something lighter), but otherwise it's great for getting out and about.