Pros: - Sturdy, been using for 16 months now to walk my dog in the sun, rain & wind - Handle shape is great for holding with one finger, if necessary - The design on the inside is very pleasant - The metal stick part came slightly bent at the bottom, probably because of UPS, but it hasn't affected anything, it's still pretty sturdy - Light sun protection
Cons: - The sun still comes through, because the "double layers" are actually two very thin layers and only equal to one regular umbrella layer. Also, there are rows of holes incorporated into the design. When I look up into the holes, I can feel the hot sun on my face. My skin on my arms is pink when I come inside from the hot Texas sun.
Overall, if you're looking for a sun umbrella, I would not get this one. But, it's a great umbrella otherwise.