totes Clear Bubble Umbrella with Primary Dots
Withstands harsh weather, but heavy and bulky
I wanted an umbrella that would not invert in strong winds and rain, and this is the umbrella that does it! It's kind of heavy though and takes effort to hold when there are strong winds. The umbrella also came with this dusty residue on the inside. Overall, a good investment for the type of inclement weather in Cleveland.
December 18, 2013
Broke after a few uses!
I was really, really excited about this umbrella...I bought it in the beginning of 2013. I only used it literally 3 different times, and I would not recommend it! It opens and closes manually which is fine but after needing to use it a lot on one certain day in June when it was raining heavily, the umbrella broke apart on me. It was so disappointing that I could not depend on it when I REALLY need it!!! I didn't misuse it in any way, etc. It's a shame that I paid 20 something dollars for an umbrella (which I never usually do) that broke on me after a few uses. It's a shame, too, because I use Totes regular umbrellas and they are great.
December 16, 2013
See Thru Bubble Umbrella totally Keeps the Wind Out of Your Face and Your Hair!
I love the way it is tall enough, so my hair doesn't get caught on the metal wires.
I like the way it covers not only my hair and face but also my shoulders, keeping that part of me dry. I also like the clear plastic handle that makes it easy to hold in one hand, while I am holding my cane in my other hand.
I love to be able to see where I'm going, but I was not expecting lines in the plastic between the middle of each section, which unfortunately help blur your vision.
Last of all, I did not appreciate having to use half a bottle of Windex to clean the powder that covered the entire inside of the plastic sections, as well as the outside of the plastic sections!
All-in-all, if you can get this umbrella for 20% off, plus FREE shipping, it is worth buying. However, for some reason, I was hoping Totes was an USA company, so they would be helping our American workers. However, this umbrella is made in China.
December 14, 2013
Useful for any weather except sunny, of course
It was actually a lot bigger than I had pictured it to be. Can always expect a good umbrella from totes. Bought this for my roommate! Can see through it so you don't have to compromise being rained on one side because you have to tilt your umbrella
December 13, 2013