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Turned inside out with the first gust of wind
on 21 February 2014
I was almost excited about the poor weather today, so I could try out my brand new umbrella. I live in Belfast, a rainy windy city. I was tired of umbrellas turning inside out in the wind, and given the positive reviews, I thought I would give this one a shot. I am not sure what "wind resistant frame" means, since it turned inside out with the first gust of wind. In fact, I was more wet when I came home today than what I would normally be with a cheap umbrella. The umbrella didn't support wind at all, so in order not to break it, I had to fold it. Better to go with a cheap umbrella that you are not afraid to ruin in rough weather.
It didn't live up to it's brand promise, nor the use I bought it for. In my situation, this umbrella is a piece of rubbish, and performs no better than a 1 pound one. Fair enough, it looks a little better, and the quality feels a little better.
If you are looking for a semi-stylish umbrella that can keep you dry in a drizzle, this one will do the job. If you are looking for something to use in rough weather, better get a cheap one, since both are likely to break.