I got this umbrella free with purchase. If I bought it I would have returned it right away. As soon as I opened it up the smell of off gasses from the vinyl was so strong I could not use it. I left it in my hallway to air out and I can smell it out there. Now it is outside on my steps. When it finally airs out I will use it, until then I don't want it in my hall or house.; Other than that it is nice looking and seems OK.
May 17, 2014
Cute, but dusty
I love the umbrella and I think it is adorable. It gives lots of room and is very spacious, so it is quite larger than normal umbrellas...but I think the quality overrides that. Definitely can't fit it into the car door compartments. However, upon receiving, the umbrella is full of dust which I did not think was Vera-like. I would recommend that Vera cleans their products and packaging before shipping. That was a turn off for me, especially because I have bad allergies. It does smell like vinyl but I'm sure that smell will pass over time.
May 8, 2014
Cute but flimsy
I received this umbrella free with purchase and I'm glad it was free. It is very cute and I love the turquoise color of the handle and the umbrella tip. The plastic is very thin and the metal support rods are thin as well. I don't think it will last through a windy day. I used it the other day when it was drizzling outside and it actually collapsed closed on me. The retail price is way high for this item. I have purchased other brand name umbrellas at a much lower price that were built more sturdy than this one. Too bad though, because it is adorable looking.
May 5, 2014
I got this in the promo offer and I am glad it was free. I have never seen an umbrella so cheaply made. The plastic is ultra thin and the frame is not much better. I love Vera, but this one misses the mark completely. If the plastic were thicker I would buy a lot to give as gifts. I cannot see this lasting more than a few good storms here.
April 28, 2014
I got this umbrella last month, and I have carried it every day ever since. I use it every day, rain or shine, and I cuddle with it day and night. Its name is Raul. These are very nameable umbrellas; most of my others aren't. You should try this umbrella, for a funner life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 21, 2014
I got this for Christmas as I was contemplating this style for quite some time. My fiance picked it up in canteberry magenta for me for christmas and then we went later for it in Olivia Pink. I have to say, this is my favorite umbrella style! I love how it goes around my shoulders and stuff and it protects my phone while looking at it and my shoulders! I love it and will be using this more than my other umbrella! Very cute especially when spring is coming up!
January 13, 2014
Love this style*
I just received this umbrella & love the overall style of it* (I wish it also came in the Go Wild print*) I only hope now- that it will actually hold up well in a rain storm- as I notice the metal arms, which hold it open, don't seem to be to thick -or- strong*(?) Well we'll see... It's suppose to rain in the next few days*
July 18, 2013