Unfortunately living in Costa Rica it takes a while for the mail system to work. I just received my umbrella this afternoon but for an initial review I would like to comment how good the construction of this umbrella is! Down here people use an umbrella for the sun as much as for the rain. Most of the umbrellas are called "Chinese umbrellas" because they are cheap and break within a couple weeks. Besides the obvious defense options against two and four-legged problems, I really wanted an umbrella that would last for years without needing to be thrown in the trash. Hopefully in a few months I can do a follow-up review and share more.