Good sized umbrella when in use...however when its folded and in its case, it's longer than i hoped for. i like the case it came with so i can put the brolly in my bag without having to worry that my things will get wet-but it does take up space when it is in its case...So i don't normally put it in its case unless my brolly is wet-i'd fold the bag/case in half and it fits in a pocket of my bag...the umbrella itself is about 10" long and it fits right in work bag (without the case). Durability is great i was able to use it the first day i received it from amazon, it hailed it Sydney and as i braved the hailstorm it did withstand the heavy winds-not to mention the hail, it didn't break. I'm giving it 4 stars...1 star short as i had hoped for it to be a little smaller and use less space with the case in my work bag.
Winds in Melbourne can get pretty crazy (I'm talking about wind pushing you back and literally unable to walk/move forward/need to close the umbrella type). The one day where we had that kind of wind, the umbrella stood well against it and one of the ribs was slightly bent which made the umbrella point a little flimsy at that corner. Still operates fine as an umbrella but not in perfect shape anymore. Love the size of the umbrella.
Love the small package and quick dry. Small enough to fit my backpack. It's good in the rain with strong winds. It does not flip over. Might get another to place in the car as the quick open/close is great for getting in/out the car
Great umbrella to keep in a backpack at all times in case it rains, very sturdy and good build quality, would of liked it to be a bit bigger when open but considering the size when closed I understand why it's not quite that big