I knew this was a childs umbrella, but wanted to buy for 2 reasons. Firstly, because I thought the size might be ideal for me walking through the crowds to work, and secondly, so I could check the quality before buying the adult size!
On opening, even the feel of the plastic felt stronger than any other clear umbrella I've owned. The 'slide' opening mechanism is superb. Very smooth. The dome shape is ideal for keeping you dry, and the 'cage' is very strong, yet flexible, so should be ideal in windy weather. All the tips are encased in rounded plastic, so no sharp areas.
I have given this to my 6 year old daughter, and she's over the moon with it. The only con I could find, is that it is perhaps a tiny bit heavy, and the handle a touch too long for smaller children (perhaps 5 and under).
I shall be buying the adult version shortly, and then my daughter and I can be twins!