totes Stormbeater Black Automatic Double Vented Folding Umbrella
best umbrella for windy weather
I was absolutely stunned when I was trying to shield myself in a wind tunnel on a rainly day in the city, and my stormbeater never collapsed. It was so strong that it held up while the metal shaft started to bend with the force of the wind against it. The umbrella top stood the strain throughout the storm, and I was able to bend the metal shaft back later on. I highly recommend this product.
March 15, 2015
It isn't "stormbeater"
I needed the umbrella, not "an" umbrella but "the" umbrella. I had read tons of reviews of this brand specially of this style and finally I decided to purchase it. When it arrived I was so excited to use it, but it wasn't raining in my country, so I had to wait. I love the bright colors, the material and the cover, it is kind of heavy, but whatever, maybe if it is as good as all the reviews say maybe it worth it.
Now, it is a sunny day and I need some shadow so I decided to use it, but guess what... it's not a "stormbeater". All rods went up instantly, what a shame! It was so embarrassing to step aside and try to fix it.
I had high expectations about this and the design, the top mini umbrella gave to me high expectations that it was to be "the" umbrella but I was wrong, it doesn't work. If this happened to me in a sunny day, what would happen in winter? I DON'T recommend this product. I regret paid so much for nothing.
February 20, 2015
Plastic handle failed
We purchased this umbrella while on vacation. Choose it for size and wind management. Initially we were pleased with the choice. However, the inner mechanism in the plastic handle quickly broke. Now the umbrella will not remain closed. Everything about this umbrella seems like a quality piece--except for the actual mechanism that makes it function. Why did Totes use a cheap piece of plastic for the internal latch/release button? We are disappointed!
December 31, 2014
Nice sturdy umbrella
I bought 3 of these. One for me and two as gifts. They have nice coverage and seem to hold up pretty well. Classy colors. The only negative about this umbrella is it is a bit heavy. Probably not a big deal for a man, though. I traded comfort for performance on this.
July 2, 2014