"I love the square shape of this umbrella. Coverage is much better than a round one, especially if you are covering someone else besides yourself.
Gel handle takes a little to get used to but not a big deal and you'll like it once you do.
I live in San Francisco so it only rains for a few months at the most therefore I do not use it all year round. I only used this umbrella maybe a dozen times before it broke. It seems to be constructed very well but one of the ties that secure part of the umbrella to the frame broke. Not a big deal I fixed it. Just before the tie broke the catch would no longer keep the umbrella closed. Then the metal catch that holds it closed fell out of the handle completely.
I figured I now needed to use the warranty. And that is biggest problem I have is with Shedrain. I followed the warranty instructions and sent an email. Never heard back. Sent another and never heard from them. So their customer service and so called lifetime warranty is worthless. I am now looking to buy another umbrella but am looking for something other than Shedrain. To me customer service or the lack of it tell me a lot about a company."
"Wow! High quality, better than I expected. No umbrella you can find at normal retail stores compares to this one. Great umbrella, well made, sturdy. Gel handle is soft and comfy (although a hair too thick/feels large in my small hand). Umbrella is slightly heavy. This umbrella if made of Carbon Fiber would be perfect! I would definitely buy again and suggest to friends. I give it a 9.85 out of 10 overall, ShedRain is very high quality, thanks. Style is 10 out of 10!"
"It's a great umbrella...love its super-large size; I was disappointed that the color I wanted (the lime green/blue) was not available. We live in a windy area, so the wind vents are great--it hasn't turned inside out once!"