Review Content Blunt--the Dyson of umbrellas The designer of this Blunt Umbrella is as disgusted with the whole umbrella industry as I was. The status quo is that you purchase an umbrella, use it for a season or two, then it breaks. You have a choice of shipping it back to the manufacturer with a shipping and handling fee, the cost of shipping and the fee make the cost of this choice roughly equivalent to a new umbrella, or you can toss it and buy a new umbrella. This umbrella is different. The entire design is a re-think of the umbrella concept, with the objective of making an umbrella which wont end up in a landfill (most do), which will be safer for those standing near you (no sharp points on the tips), and will tolerate extreme weather conditions. This umbrella is well made, attractive, and appears to be quite durable. Ive only had mine for a month, but I anticipate being able to use it for many years to come. Aside from the larger concepts present in its design, there are a number of thoughtful details, a little durable rubber tip on the Amazing Umbrella These umbrellas are awesome, I received one as a gift from my friend and rarely did I use umbrellas before this however now I use it regularly as I live in Boston and its always raining. I love the smooth edges when walking down the street and it handles the wind incredibly well. Definitely a quality product if your on the look out for an umbrella or ideal gift. Essential urban equipment This umbrella is perfect for urban living due to the amount of walking. The wind gusts through the downtown buildings can be brutal at times. The design is sturdy with handsomely good looks. So far, so good! Bought this for my husband, for the upcoming aftrn. T-storms season. Old umbrella was a cheapo, and besides turning itself inside-out a lot, the ribs broke thru the fabric at their ends, making it useless. Rather than watch him spend $$ to replace these things time after time, I finally bought this one. A few days after it arrived, he carried it to work b/c forecast said aftrn. rain. Sure enuf, here it came and with strong, swirling winds. Husbands a pedestrian and walks/rides bus, so its very important he have good protection; this is lrg. enuf to give almost complete coverage. He was waiting for bus home w/another guy. This poor fellas umbrella was another cheapo, and while they were standing there turned itself inside-out *twice*, and then a rib tore thru fabric on an end. He eyed hubby, standing fairly dry, holding on to umbrella tightly. Asked him where he got it, and admired the reinforcement where rib ends meet edge of fabric. Hes carried it several times since, and it has stood up to The Super Umbrella I bought this umbrella for my boyfriend. He LOVES it! It is durable and looks great. You no longer have to worry about poking someones eye out with the edge of your umbrella and it is easy to open and close also-- without pinching your fingers! Highly recommend this umbrella as a gift.