Having only had it a few weeks I can't comment on the durability but... It has survived daily use during a very wet few weeks which is more than can be said of umbrellas not much cheaper. 1) Handle- very comfortable to hold and nice size 2) Design- the double flap should help prevent blow outs and not something I've seen often in this size 3) Size- it's actually bigger than I expected but still small enough not to hit other commuters. Just big enough for 2 people to squeeze under which is impressive. 4) Fabric- feels nice with an almost silk feel. When it arrived it came with an additional bag the umbrella and it's case fitted in. Offers some protection for the handle if it's going to live in a back pack most of the time. 5) Price- $25 is a bit of a no brainer considering it looks and feels like one choosing double or triple that price 6) Durability- At this point it feels solid but being an automatic open and close.... If it's still working perfect in a year then I'll need to add that extra star
I like the size of this umbrella - it is large enough to walk my child to school with but folds down small enough to be easy to carry or put in a backpack when not in use. It feels solid in the hand and doesn't look like it'll break as other small umbrellas do (although I'm just a couple of weeks into using it.
My only small gripe is the handle. I like that it's a solid handle which feels nice in terms of material but is just a tough short to feel comfortable in my hand and is a touch slippery. Having said that it'd add to the size to make it bigger.
Lastly, I'd love a wrist strap on the actual umbrella (particularly because it is a little slippery). There is one on the cover but not the umbrella itself.
Wow, this umbrella is incredible - let alone the premium feel of using in public and the legitimate looks I get from it but it is a sturdy, stylish and well-made umbrella. The auto open and close feels great with the strong spring and takes most of the rain off when closing. The fabric is the highest quality I have ever felt on a compact umbrella, quite literally repelling water from the moment it hits.
Another pleasant surprise was the size of it. Small enough to fit in the side of my door but well and truly big enough to fit my self and a backpack underneath it - couldn't recommend it anymore! Stop waiting and buy it!!
So, first off, this umbrella weighs 426g with the cover, 404g without. It's not the lightest, and is almost double the weight of the Senz travel umbrella it's replacing (one that sadly never lived up to expectations). But in this case I'll take the extra weight -- this is one extremely well-constructed umbrella, and from the zipped cover to the double canopy to the wooden handle it looks as well as feels like a very good thing.
As a few other reviewers have noticed, there's no wrist strap, and I worry a bit about this -- it feels like the one potential design flaw. I haven't tried it out in high winds to test, but the handle is substantial and does fit very well to my hands; my gut feeling is that it won't be a problem to hold onto. I'll edit this if it does become an issue (plus, you'll see a loose umbrella flying about town).
The description says it all. Beautiful wooden handle. Open and close button. Lightweight - fits nicely in my handbag. When it's open, you barely notice you're holding it. It comes with 2 little bags. One has a sturdy zipper! Usually, one has to struggle to tuck the umbrella in, but the zipper makes it super easy. The other bag is slightly larger - I suppose it's for long term storage. I love my new brolly!
I spent some time looking for the perfect umbrella - this comes pretty close. Elegant wooden handle. Double vented canopy. Sturdy in windy conditions. Comes with waterproof cover so you can shove it back in your back without destroying paperwork. Single handed open / close - Press the button once it open completely - press again it collapses so you won't spill your morning brew on the way into the office.
The design is great and the wooden handle on a travel-size umbrella? That is so unique and it just feels very luxurious! Which is great, considering that it's sold at an affordable price!
I really like how it's super easy to fold it back and fit it in its case, I usually have a lot of issues doing that with my past umbrellas.
The open/close button is also something that I thought was incredibly unique!
I would love to give it a 5 star but while it is travel size, due to the larger wooden handle, it doesn't fit into my handbag, but it does fit into all my other normal sized backpacks! Plus, it unfolds into a really big umbrella, so it's amazing that it can fold into such a small thing.
Great umbrella. Big enough to cover myself and my work backpack when it's raining. But small enough to fit into said backpack when it's not. I especially like the zippered cover sleeve. The number of times I've ripped the sleeves whilst trying to fit the umbrella back in is quite frustrating. It's this kind of attention to detail that makes me think I should've gotten a few more for the car/rest of the family...
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.