Not used a lot yet, but have used in windy conditions and the Blunt seems to be robust so far. It's a bit bulkier than I expected when folded up, but this is due the extra supports in the tips - but will still fit easily in a large handbag/tote bag. I was a little disppointed in colour - I would not describe it as silver grey. The brolly is just a light grey colour, and a matt grey at that (i.e. no silver sheen). However, still happy with purchase - I just hope it lasts to justify the price!