Rated 4 out of 5 by vrgg heavy but strong
I bought this to take on a trip, and it is heavier and bulkier than I expected. It is, however, very strong, and large enough that I don't feel like I need to huddle under it, so I'm going to keep it, although it's not going on the trip with me. It has a good strong spring to open, but this also means closing it is rather awkward, especially if you have anything else in your hands. Because of the vents and the extra fabric, it does not roll up easily. So it's a trade off -- strong, vented vs. light and easy to store.
August 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by practicalPA Super coverage.
This umbrella is big enough for 2. Easy to open and close and carry. With the vent we don't have to worry about the wind.
May 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AlienLifeForm just what i was looking for!
As headline says, just what i was looking for. Walked into department store hoping against hope i could buy a simple large basic black men's umbrellas, and even better would it be large, fiberglass ribs and shaft, and vented for our heavy thunderstorms of downpours and lightning....and found this wonderful product fitting desires to a "t". Auto-open feature an added bonus. Built to last. And tuxedo good looks. Hard to beat at twice the price.
September 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sandi33333 The Best of Umbrellas!
This umbrella is nice to give to either men or women, opens with a "snap!" and closes just as quickly! I love it and plan to get more, to leave at home, in my car, and at work! Great standard color and better than standard performance --- should last me years! Thank you!
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BibleLady Easy to use, light weight, affordable, great coverage from the rain
This is a wonderful product. I have used them for years. They are affordable umbrellas when I buy them at Penny's with a discount, the umbrella opens & closes at the click of a button, it is small in size & light weight, and it opens to a full coverage umbrella.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 So good I bought two more
Overall a great umbrella. It's a nice balance in the battle between being large when open and small when closed. I do wish it was about 2" shorter when closed so it would fit in my backpack. But that would also mean a small canopy. And my previous umbrella, while smaller and fit in my backpack, never fully "protected" me from the rain. This one does. For its size,the canopy is huge, and does curve down a bit like a bubble umbrella. The vents are great. After using for a year, I bought two more to use as backups in my car and office. I got the red & black which is nice. The red adds a little bit of cheer on dreary rainy days (plus I figure it helps drivers see you a bit better).
August 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nesy66 This is only an OK product. I expected more from Totes.
I read the reviews of this umbrella before I bought it and a lot of people said the really like this umbrella. Not me. I live in Chicago and it is currently April so right now we have a lot of rain and a lot of wind. This umbrella cannot handle the wind! It flips up and goes all crazy like one of these cheap poorly crafted umbrellas. And for it to be so big it only does ok with keeping the rain off of me! I would have done better keeping my money. I am disappointed in Totes and this umbrella. I expected more.
April 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by uvwxyz Sturdy, practical, useful protection from rain and wind
I haven't used this umbrella. I bought it for a Christmas gift. I opened it up, closed it and placed it back in the box for wrapping. It's just like the description on the website. I wanted the fiberglass type to avoid attracting lightning while outside during a storm. I also like the canopy which is made so that it won't turn up in the wind. I think my brother-in-law will enjoy using this umbrella.
December 21, 2011