Rated 5 out of 5 by Roussy Substantial and easy to install
These curtain rods came well-packaged and with easy-to-understand instructions. Putting them up was easy, and the hardware ensures that curtain rods do not slide back and forth when opening/closing curtains. The gunmetal color matches the "gunmetal" grommet color of the curtains I purchased perfectly. The extension up to 108" works with telescoping rods, so they are not the same diameter all the way across. At first, the way to set-up the extension rods was not intuitive, but we figured it out after just a few moments. Where the smaller rod extends from the original, there is a thin black plastic ring that helps hold everything in alignment. At first, I found this distracting when looking at the set-up because it is quite noticeable against the gunmetal of the rods. But I have gotten used to it. That ring does catch the grommets when opening/closing the curtains, but it's not a huge inconvenience.
May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luv2BRetired Looks great and easily modified
We needed a curtain rod that would extend to 170 inches. I could not find one that was fashionable and reasonably priced. Since this rod extends to 144 inches and consists of two larger diameter rods and one smaller diameter rod (for main curtain rod and same for sheer rod), I realized that if I bought two sets we could add them to one another by configuring them: large - small- large-small- large. Now the rods extend to the needed length. (Note: because the rods have a insert in the end of the large diameter end rods to hold the finial, my husband had to saw off about two inches at the end of one large diameter rod for the main rod and one for the sheer rod. Looks great! Since the rods were on sale and JCPenney offered 20% off with free shipping, this was a great purchase!
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ntuitive1 Excellent Rod, Not Easy to Find Matching Clip Rings
I too had a difficult time finding a double rod set that would extend past 120 inches and this one is just wonderful, only it was difficult for me to find clip rings in a size and color that would match the inner rod. The ones JC Penney sells in the pewter color in the Umbra brand are fine for the outer road but in my opinion are too large for the inner rod, plus they are a bit pricey. I tried finding them elsewhere, and what an adventure that turned out to be. Even in other brands that had a color that would match this (or come close) they were either too large or too small. I never thought buying clip rings would be so difficult. To make matters more complicated, I think the Umbra company is switching from the pewter color to a satin nickel, which is much brighter and will not go with this rod.
September 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by HappyCampy Stylish
The Umbra Verge Double 1" curtain rod came as promised - the only issue that made us return this purchase was that the hardware that attached to the center for support didn't work for us because we have a soffit in the way for proper attachment (there is a small two inch metal strip that is attached to the wall and the bracket slides on from the top) and, therefore; made it impossible to attach properly - so sadly we had to return this item.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by anicola Loved it so much I bought 5 more!
I really love the look of these rods- they are substantial and hearty-looking but not as expensive as a lot I have seen. They look really elegant but not overly-feminine, a great balance of style. We have ten foot ceilings so I wanted a finial that would be substantial enough to not look puny in such large rooms. I bought them for our bedroom because they were one of the few that went wide enough for our large window and ended up buying 5 more to complete our bedroom and added them to the guest room as well. The only caution I have is be careful moving the rods around with the screws in the support brackets, they can scratch the rods. Luckily I am using rod pocket curtains so scratches can't be seen.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SaleGal001 great value
This rod has a beautiful finish. The hardware is of good quality and will stand the test of time..
December 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCPMB4ME This product looks great!
I love my new curtain rod. That may sound strange to say about a curtain rod, but it's true. I have always wanted that classy look of the sheer curtains behind another set of curtains. We just moved into this apartment with absolutely nothing to our name (our other place burned down) and have been slowly making it our home. Having to buy everything for a home is an expense, but this curtain rod gave me the look I wanted, at a really great price. It is extremely durable and quality made. And let's face it, you can't just put one rod in front of the other.......this product is a MUST if you are going for this particular look. It is very stylish as well!
May 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyRenovator Great color tone that adds a classy touch to the room
This product complements really well on my gray curtain and light purple wall. I put the inside curtain as white with gray on the outermost. It was easy to install. I put about 2 or 3 inches of the rod out from end of curtain so you could see a little of the rods on both ends. This product is not shiny which I like and has an antique looking finish. It helps set the tone in the room. It certainly was a simple makeover that transformed my two bedroom windows!
August 7, 2014