Haven't actually put this under the conditions that caused my previous umbrella to implode but so far the item matches the description and it looks sturdy enough.
Now have two - one ordered months ago, slightly smaller in diameter than the latest one I ordered, and this one is great. Both Falcone brollies sturdy, well made and good value - just what I was looking for. Good in windy weather and large canopy certainly keeps the rain off. Large enough to keep more than one person dry. Glad I bought them.
Works very well - 90% of the time. It sometimes fails to lock open?!?
Hi, I've just taken a look at the type of catch this umbrella has and it has a push catch. Please make sure you are not holding down the close button when sliding the pusher up the shaft. Place your thumb and finger to the side of the button and push up to open... the pusher will then slide over the metal catch and hold. Hope this helps. If you are still having problems please do let us know.