I needed a new umbrella, so I decided to give this style a try because I was tired of dragging a wet umbrella across my lap once I get in my car. The design is a great one and it eliminates the dripping all over the car. I also like how easy it is to open and close over the door of my car. That being said, I was very surprised at how flimsy it feels as I use it. The catch on the opening mechanism doesn't always catch the first (or second time) and feels like it could break very easily. The material of the umbrella seems sturdy and it has done well standing up to wind, but I am worried that the ribs could break if there is a really strong gust. Overall, though, I do like this umbrella.