This umbrella is very pretty, but has its issues. First off, it doesn't fold up any smaller than its actual length, so it's quite cumbersome. If you're looking for something easy to use, this may not be the umbrella for you. Also, when I attempt to open it, it never wants to fully open. Most of the time when I try to open it It has that flipped inside out look until I manually pull it the other way.
Like I said though, it's very pretty and I've received a few compliments. I may not use it often, as I'm in and out of the car a lot and it's just too much work. I think I'll stick with my little compact umbrella most of the time.