This is one of the best things I own. I know, no matter what, I can rely on my Blunt. Hail, gusts of wind, crazies on the subway...nothing can threaten me behind this wonderful piece of engineering. It is well made and after months of abuse it still looks and operates like new. The blue is bright and has actually saved it from walking away. I cannot praise this umbrella enough. It is a unique size, between a compact and a full size, and the only thing I could add would be some kind of handle or lanyard...but don't let that way you, this umbrella is the best I have ever used. Buy it and never worry about one again.