The idea of the product overall is great. However, the reliability of it working consistently is not present. The umbrella doesn't open quickly nor does it hook properly at the top to stay open. I've had to hold the upper level while walking in rain so it didn't close on me. Iwill say it didn't happen each time. Definitely more than once. Maybe I recieved a lemon or maybe this is common. Either way I expected more from the umbrella. In addition I'm tall and it's definitely smaller than I expected and lacking the coverage I need. Hope this helps.