Wow... it worked fine for a couple of openings. Within the first 2 months of owning this piece of junk, one of the arms broke off. Then, to make it worse, the shotty lever to open the canopy has no locking mechanism. I want my money back. This is not a product worthy of public consumption. Do not buy!!!!
Weatherproof implies being rain resistant, and this product is NOT rain resistant. It will allow a lot of water through unless you post-treat the umbrella with some kind of rain-proofing spray. Other than that, as long as you know what you are getting, it's a good product.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color matched well.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality, but weatherproof description is not accurate.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Not very accurate.
I really like this umbrella - it seems a bit larger than I thought it would be but it's not a problem. The mechanism to open and close it is a little bit tricky, but workable. My only complaint is that you cannot use a standard umbrella base for this as the pole is ovoid - not round and not square. The cross base is not heavy enough to keep the umbrella upright in the open position, so it MUST be weighted down with patio stones. Once I had those in place it was fine.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate color
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality, but the stand requires weighting down
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? fairly accurate