I recently changed jobs where I no longer have covered parking and was not looking forward to getting wet running between my work and car this winter when I excitedly found this windproof Benkii umbrella. Mine arrived and I immediately took it out of its' protective/storage sleeve. I undid the brass snap on the tie and hit the up arrow on the button and bam! It opened fast! I love the size of the umbrella (45 inches) and the UV protection is awesome. I took it to a softball game today and it kept me nice and shaded during the hottest part of the day. When done, I hit the down arrow on the button and the canopy folded up just as fast as it opened and a simple push down and it was ready to go back in the sleeve. I also tested it with water by hosing it and sure enough, the water ran off in large droplets so I should be good this winter. The wind rating of 60mph seems high but we did have some gusts this week and when I took it outside to see how it would hold, it did pretty darn good and only turned inside out once but when it re righted itself, it was still perfectly usable. Overall, I am thrilled with the quality and craftsmanship of this umbrella all in a very compact size. Oh and wanted to mention the handle is a really nice faux leather so gripping it is very comfortable.
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