I bought this umbrella back in March of 2018 and it is now November of 2019; it's sturdier than an average umbrella, but the internal structure of my umbrella had collapsed so that it could still be opened fully from the intact structure around the edge, but if the wind would blow, the umbrella would fold over. I initially bought this umbrella because the wind had broken my last one and I had gotten a recommendation from a co-worker to purchase this one for its strength, so I was annoyed that this one had failed due to wind as well. I liked this product enough that I figured I would take my chances with contacting the seller and let them know my problem with the product. They agreed to replace it for quality issues- more than a year out from the purchase date! They also responded quickly and the replacement was issued quickly as well. I'm very pleased with how they handled my request for a replacement and the seller's customer service; 100% recommend.