I use the umbrella for ever day use & it works and looks great.
I Love,Love,Love this umbrella as well. It is stunning. HOWEVER, I am not waiting for three strikes.It is out. It has arrived broken twice. The first time the box was not damaged but the handle was bent at an obtuse angle and the tip was broken off.The second one arrived with a gaping hole in the box and the handle was broken off.I cannot attest to the tip; I didn't even pull it out all the way. I am so disappointed. The postage was credited by UC and I have requested a refund which I hope is forthcoming but overall what a tease.
Sent this umbrella to my out-of-state sister for her birthday and her response was "MY FAVORITE PRESENT..I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT"...Now I will order the same for my other sister for Christmas!