This is my second umbrella like this, but this new one seems much more sturdy than my first. It's a different company so I guess that matters. My first one did last awhile and was great, but this one I can tell will last longer. The strap to wrap around the umbrella is better and thicker than typical and the pole and handle feel stronger. I would buy another from this company. I live in the mid south and rain and wind get intense. This is a perfect umbrella.