Vortex Vented Auto Open & Close Compact

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Description

ShedRain is proud to present the greatest umbrella yet. ShedRain Vortex, the windproof umbrella. It's the first compact umbrella that won't flip inside and out and is guaranteed to withstand wind speeds up to 75 mph. 

 

#2166 (Solids)

#2426 (Prints)

Customer Reviews

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Jennifer Turner (McMinnville, US)
Nicest compact umbrella I've owned

Although I haven't used it a lot, the umbrella seems to be well-made. I was disappointed to see "Made in China" on the tag. The whole reason I purchased from ShedRain was to support products made in the USA. I guess I missed that part in the product description.

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Jay Connon (New York, US)
Significant Design Flaw (update to my June 1st 2021 review)

July 7 2021

Referencing photo:

As you can see the hinge mechanism is very close to the border of the vent opening. The flaw is that the shiny metal J hook (boxed in green) can catch the edge of the vent and prevent a full closure. If that happens the band/strap with velcro then doesn't quite wrap around the closed umbrella far enough to allow one to fasten the velcro to its other half. Being unable to use the band/strap is not a huge issue, though it's good to be able to fasten the velcro if putting the umbrella in a bag. Of much greater importance: The metal can catch on the fabric—no, opening the umbrella does NOT necessarily free the fabric from the hinge--meaning that there's a risk of tearing the fabric.

I've checked 2 other Shedrain compact vented umbrella models, and in neither case does the same hinge come anywhere near the border of the vent.

No, I don't see a read fix that an owner could apply to this mechanism.

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Jay Connon (New York, US)
Out of the store, wind protection by collapse worked. Reset.

I’ve had plenty of Shed-Rain windproof umbrellas. And this one certainly works, including the now advertised with this model system by which a high wind will collapse the umbrella.

However unlike the other Shed-Rain umbrellas I’ve owned, this one has an uncomfortable handle. It’s especially bad if trying to walk along the street for more than 5 minutes. It’s like the company forgot that people walk for miles in cities with umbrellas open. They’re not just used from the car to the door.

Modified handle with kneadable epoxy.