cute but not sturdy
i bought to match my tote and lunch tote because i like to be coordinated unfortunately the quality i not very good it broke after the second use.
January 30, 2015
Cute but not worth the hassle
I own a lot of Vera products and have a good bit of knowledge of them. I bought this in Go Wild when it launched and was pretty excited about it. Pretty sassy and fashionable. I really was hopeful because it would have been the perfect accessory to my new travel set of Plum Crazy/Go Wild. However, the day it rained- two days after I purchased it- it wouldn't stay opened. I'm 5' 1" and very petite, and it barely protected me from the rain. I got soaked on the way to work which wasn't fun. It wasn't a particularly heavy rain either. So it's considered a light umbrella with the same usefulness of a parasol.
The pop up and close button was nice...in theory. However, it only works half the time. And usually it decides to pick the time when it's raining. Because when I left work and tried it again- when it wasn't raining- I was finally able to close it. I asked others who had Vera umbrellas if they had similar problems and the reviews were mixed. Certainly, it's not the sturdiest umbrella out there of its size. I wish the top opened bigger and the handle was sturdier. Vera please update! Until then, this looker isn't work the high maintenance. Exchanging for something that won't turn on me.
January 13, 2013
Good umbrella for mild weather
First couple of uses, difficult to open and close, I was actually going to get rid of it. I tried it again and decided to keep it - it was much easier to open and close after a few uses.
The small size fits nicely into many bags. It's also good as an extra umbrella to keep in the car.
Not good in wind. Best for light rain showers. I'd give it a 3.5 score overall but had to pick between 3 and 4 and it's slightly closer to a 4.
June 3, 2014