It is great to have an umbrella which can stand for the sudden strong wind. After so many umbrellas were ruined by the wind, I am quite exicited to stand in rain without worry.
(Posted on 10/17/12)
Bought this as a replacement for one stollen from my checked bag at IAH. Loved the old one and expect to feel the same about this one. Easy to use although it does take a bit to get used to "closing" it. Have used in some very gusty wind conditions with no problems.
(Posted on 7/12/12)
I recently purchased this Wind pro Umbrella (my 3rd.) as a replacement for the last one that I lost somewhere. Hopefully, I will not loose this one! They are great umbrellas, with auto open/close, convenient size to carry in your luggage and the wind pro feature has really helped when the wind/rain gets gusty. I recommend it highly.
(Posted on 6/21/12)
Shortly before going on our Rhine River cruise, my wife and I thought we should take portable umbrellas due to the rainy weather which was taking place there. We ordered them from Magellan's and received them about 5 days later. These umbrellas worked out very well on the trip. Small enough that they didn't take much room in the suitcase, but large enough that we were protected from the rain when needed. Press the button on the handle and the umbrella automatically opens. It is vented so that it handles wind better than most umbrellas. When not in use, it folds down to about 11 inches in length. It has a looped cord on the bottom of the handle which I used to put my belt thru so I wouldn't have to carry it when not needed and could have both hands free. In all, it's portable, does the job when needed then folds up when the rain goes away.
(Posted on 6/21/12)
Our Windpros have proven to be powerful protection against strong Texas storms just when we needed them. One of our favorite investments!
(Posted on 3/22/12)
I have bought lots of smaller sized umbrellas because some way or another I end up breaking or losing them. This umbrella feels very sturdy yet still light weight compared to most umbrellas I've bought. I also like the open and close button feature. I'm going to be more conscientious about not losing this umbrella this time around.
(Posted on 7/17/11)
I was in France for a month and it rains all the time, but is unpredictable. I always had this with me and it was great. It holds up in the wind and has a great pop out and close feature.
(Posted on 6/27/11)
I'm replacing a wind-proof umbrella I'd had for 15 years! This one seems smaller but is lightweight and fits in my purse.
(Posted on 5/18/11)
This is a great umbrella. The open and close feature is handy. Don't have it in your carry on when leaving the Dominican Republic as they will confiscate it ????
(Posted on 1/26/11)
This is a replacement of a windproof umbrella I have had for about 15 years. The first one I own the end of one of the spoke just came apart and I do not know if it can be repaired, as I said before I owned a windpro for over 15 years and I am looking forwarw for this one to last me as long.
(Posted on 1/13/11)
This umbrella is amazing. Lightweight, easy to use, and I don't get wet trying to close my umbrella while getting in the car. No more fumbling, just push a button. I haven't been in windy weather with it yet but it feels very secure. I love it! (Just need a dark purple color and it would be perfect.)
(Posted on 12/9/10)
I tested the new WindPro for one hour during a windy rain storm on 11/17/10. Wind gusts briefly inverted the canopy four times without damaging the support ribs. The new WindPro survived the wind as well as my 5-year old ShedRain.The new WindProhas a few disadvantages over the older model. Its 2"-long handle is harder to hold than the older model's 2.75" handle. Also, the new model's handle has an awkward oval shape compared to the old model's round shape.The 38" diameter lanyard on the new WindPro is too small for a man's hand. It is especially difficult to use while wearing wool gloves. The old RainShed model had a comfortable 5.4" diameter lanyard.The wraparound outer strap used to compact the collapsed canopy is not close enough to the handle. Too much of the collapsed canopy flares outward when the strap is taught. The strap on the older model collected more of the canopy because it was closer to the handle.One section of each canopy rib is made from plastic on the new WindPro while the older model used steel. Despite the plastic substitution the new WindPro survived four canopy inversion from strong wind.I would be willing to pay a higher price to get the quality of the older ShedRain.
(Posted on 11/18/10)
Ordered this after my (new) umbrella of a well-known brand turned inside-out two years ago on a damp day in Ostia Antica, the excavated seaport of ancient Rome. Not only did your umbrella eliminate this problem; it also has good coverage, is lightweight, and dries out quickly. Re the button on the handle which both opens and closes the umbrella: one must manually collapse the handle completely after using the button to close the fabric and ribs. Otherwise, one cannot open the umbrella again.
(Posted on 10/7/10)
So far so good. Haven't used it in a strong wind yet, but it opens and closes nicely.
(Posted on 9/1/10)
This umbrella is the best I have ever owned. It is so easy to open and close with a push of a button. I like the fact that the wind can't hurt it by turning inside out. I would recomend this product.
(Posted on 8/20/10)
This is a beautiful umbrella! However, I live in Southern California and everyone knows it hardly ever rains here. So I'm waiting to use it until the big day!! (If it EVER comes!)
(Posted on 7/29/10)
We live South of Buffalo NY; at times our Weather can be mean & nasty to Umbrella's. The past few Days, High Winds & Rain have done nothing to this Umbrella ,but get IT WET!! The Big Test will be this Winter, and I don't see a problem.
(Posted on 7/29/10)
exactly as described: convenient, sturdy, compact - love it.
(Posted on 6/30/10)
Not a good umbrella! Mine turned inside out on the third use in moderate wind and broke. Even unbroken, the auto close function is a pain. It only closes the canopy, you must retract the shaft manually. Not a big deal, except that once you close the canopy you cannot reopen it AT ALL, until you retract the shaft. The shaft is tight, and takes both hands to close. If you duck inside for a moment you must put down anything you are holding, close the shaft, then you can reopen the umbrella.
(Posted on 3/11/10)
I love it! It is the best overall. I have been looking for one that can would be compact and yet made to sustain wind....this one would do it. It is a bit expensive but it is worth the price for the quality you receive. I would recommend this to anyone.
(Posted on 3/10/10)
Just got two of these, based on the reviews. Took them out for the first walk a week or so during windy weather here in Boston, and inside of 3 minutes the umbrella had inverted. Not good. I was able to get it back right way up, and it seems ok, but I'm not in love with this. This replaced one that I had from Magellan a few years ago and was ok, not great., but better than this.
(Posted on 3/9/10)
I recently ordered the Windpro Flatwear Umbrella. This is the second one I have purchased. (I lost the first one.) I highly recommend this umbrella for it's ease of use and it packs really well since it is a flat style. It performs really well as advertised in strong winds and rain.
(Posted on 3/2/10)
I was disappointed with this umbrella. It is supposed to be windproof, but the first time i used it in the rain, it flipped inside out.
(Posted on 1/31/10)
I have given this particular product as gifts before and they have always been well received. The are easy to use, very compact yet open to a desirable size and very durable.This time I actually ordered an extra one to have available as a gift should one be needed unexpectedly or for an emergency replacement.Everyone in my family now has one so I may use extra one to replace the one in my vehicle unless a gift situation comes up soon.
(Posted on 1/2/10)
I liked the size and the fact that it closes as well as opens with the push of a button. It's lasted me more than a year with frequent use. However, it turned inside out in a gale in La Rochelle & has often threatened to do this again - only now I know how to watch out for it. Nice size, ok if wind is not too strong. You have to push it against something to retract its handle, before reopening it. This can be a hassle also. I will look for a better one...
(Posted on 10/20/09)
Best products - great prices.
(Posted on 8/6/09)
I purchased this for my son-in-law who has to walk from train to his law office. He is hard to buy for. But he told me this umbrella is the best one he has ever had! I may purchase one for myself as I have a short walk from parking lot to office in Florida (hurricane alley!) and lots of summer storms. I just moved from Illinois to Florida.
(Posted on 4/27/09)
I ordered 2 of these umbrellas because they were small and my sons wanted to carry them in their backpacks for bad weather school days. They are very sturdy umbrellas that are a nice travel size. I am hoping they will let me have the umbrella for MY bag, and will take my older one instead! It has the windvents at the top, which should make it durable in strong wind - haven't tested it yet. The button that opens it is also used to close it - a nice feature for small or busy hands.
(Posted on 3/26/09)
I've used it twice and both times, anything from a breeze to a gust caused it to flip inside out. On the good side, it's compact and opens and closes easily.
(Posted on 3/18/09)
This umbrella has worked well for me in the rain and wind of NYC. It fits in my Tumi small computer bag lengthwise and has stood many business trips to rainy windy Boston on the Shuttle. I misplaced mine for a couple of months and sturggled as comperably priced alternatives broke after one or two uses. Luckily I found mine and I am about to order another one as a spare.
(Posted on 1/13/09)
this is probably the best wind resistant umbrella i've used. however, i live next to a river and have to deal with windy gusts on a daily basis and there have been times that this umbrella has not held up well.
(Posted on 1/11/09)
Unfortunately I read the reviews far too late. The umbrella turned inside out on a rainy, windy day in Washington DC and one of the plastic arms broke. It was an expensive umbrella to last through just a few rains.
(Posted on 11/18/08)