Top critical review
Nice product, but damaged when it arrived
18 October 2013
Purchased this for my wife's Birthday, she has a thing for birds, more so if they happen to be in old school birdcages. Plus we're heading toward winter, and that means rain. For an umbrella, the price was pretty hefty, but it was a Lulu Guinness design, so that was to be expected.
Other reviews have mentioned the plastic handle and tip, which is a bit of a let down when spending this much, but not unexpected. However, what is inexcusable is the product been damaged upon arrival. The shaft of the umbrella is warped/bent. Not so much that it does not function as it should, but enough for me to notice and not be very happy about. Whether this occurred during in manufacturing or in transit, I can't be too sure. I think the actual umbrella is quite nice, but I would recommend that for items such as this, it may be better to purchase them off the High Street, rather than online, if only so you can view them before handing over your hard earned.