In the North of England, it rains. It rains a lot.
After going through many umbrellas (and having them all fail), I decided to take the plunge and buy this.
It turned out to be bigger than I expected (would easily fit three adults underneath) and a little bit on the heavy side too. I'm 5 foot 4, so I looked a bit daft carrying it, but hey. . I was DRY!
It EASILY held up to the strong winds and heavy rain, though I will say that you really do need to hold on TIGHT to the handle in high winds.
Overall, I am glad I bought this. Not one for handbags or festivals (if you wish to travel very light) but well-designed and strong. Nice one, guys!
Hemma, Manchester - 7th June 2011
Firebox says: Glad to hear it Hemma.