The Ambassador looks rather unremarkable. From a distance it could be mistaken for just about any black fold up umbrella. In my view, this is a good thing, since it's far less likely to get stolen than a more striking model. Up close, however, and it's easy to see that the Ambassador is sturdier than your average umbrella.
I live in Aberdeen and the wind has sent countless umbrellas to umbrella heaven, turning them inside out, ripping their fabric, and bending their tines. The Ambassador HAS been turned inside out a couple of times, but a quick shake has returned it to its regular shape.
The umbrella is small enough to easily fit in my backpack, though it is probably slightly too long to fit in most handbags.
The crook handle makes it easy to hang up and hold, while the automatic spring mechanism is snappy and solid. Folding up the telescoping frame is smooth and easy.
Good. The span of the umbrella is a bit larger than than many fold ups I've own and it does a good job of shielding me.
A great wee umbrella that, while more expensive than many similar umbrellas, justifies its price with quality and reliability. Its unassuming appearance and convenient form factor add to its appeal.