The ability to retract it with a button press is also very nice, especially while getting into a car..
The only problem with that is if you accidentally press the button to close it, you will get wet in the rain.
I have not had that problem I like that auto open and close but a big problem that I see is that it is really difficult to close You have to really push hard to close the umbrella; you have to push it against the floor or a wall.
This is a very sturdy umbrella.
With the umbrellas I get soaked just getting the umbrella open and closed so I can close the car door.
Just got it today and used it.
Broke as soon as I opened it.
It says it is a golf umbrella.
Maybe putt putt golf.
Truthfully its built for a 4 foot lady and not a grown man.