I think the umbrella is very well made. It's a beast. However, holding it for long periods of time on the golf course is just not going to happen. I am 200 pounds and 50 years old. I will probably never use it again. It was pouring and it's the only umbrella I brought to the course. I handed it to my daughter who is not small, and she had to hold on with both hands.
I wanted to think I found something awesome when I ordered it. It is really too bad.
The umbrella I purchased has proven to be great! Very lightweight, very sturdy. Love it!
I opened the umbrella and some parts were rusted. It was new out of the packing and box. I tried contacting customer service but there was no way to get through. I would appreciate a replacement.
It is so nice not to fuss with an umbrella in the rain, easy and and better down!
I purchased my first SHED RAIN umbrella at a Barnes & Noble store. I liked it so much that I searched for their website and bought this Vortex one recently. It's very strong and makes trudging around in the rain almost a joy!
Diameter (not ark) is 55" - tip to tip.
Grip feels good/comfortable.
*Excellent* high wind perfromance.
It is awkward to locate the - open - button when closed. I painted a white dot inline with the - open - button on grip handle to ease this problem.
Awesome umbrella. No regrets.
I’ve used ShedRain umbrellas for years. My last one finally got damaged in a shoulder bag (my fault), and that model is no longer made. I bought a Vortex. I used it for the first time this week and I absolutely love it.
My wife and daughter both love their umbrellas so when each umbrella came unglued/unfastened at an exterior strut, I immediately ordered two more. My wife, Trudy, then submitted a warranty claim about a month ago for the two flawed umbrellas, and we have yet to hear anything back. Peter Shea, 5007 Flint Hill Drive, Knoxville, Tn. 37919
Great product, well built but my only criticism I wish there was a built in radiant heat barrier
Currently not needing for rain, but it sure keeps the snow we are receiving from covering me!
It's been great so far. Just as expected
Perfect for what I needed, my span is 76'. The rain doesn't hit me anymore...
The E-motion umbrella was recommended in an AARP monthly magazine being useful for seniors with arthritic hands, I went on the web site and ordered one. I just love it (I do not have arthritic hands) but the ease of opening and closing is unbelievable. Has of November 25, 2022, I have bought four, one for a present and the other three I have in my possession (one is the golf size).
I use the Shed Rain umbrella mounted on my push cart. The Shed Rain umbrella has fixed my slice, eliminated 3-putts, and dropped 5 strokes from my Handicap! Highly recommended! ;-)
I got to try out this umbrella a couple days after receiving it.
It was a blustery morning pouring down rain, it worked great and the vent did it's job to keep it from trying to turn inside out.
My only criticism is that the cover could be just a little bit bigger to fit the umbrella a little easier. I will definitely be recommending this compact umbrella to others.
This is my 2nd purchase. My original died when I made a move and it didn't survive the movers. Simple umbrella with great coverage. Well made. A good stick umbrella of this size is hard to find. Great northwest company.
This is my 2nd ShedRain motorized compact umbrella (1st one was from Amazon). On the first one wire broke at the joint. I found out to my disappointment that wires are made of composite (very weak) and not metal. I threw it out and got new one. If it breaks again I will send umbrella and ask for refund. I love motorized mechanism that closes umbrella completely (not just on the top like others). I give it 5 stars and I hope it lasts long.
This umbrella is a premium item. Glad we bought it.
A little disappointed that this doesn't come with a carrying case. I feel all umbrellas should include one.
It's sturdier than the popular Totes bell/bubble umbrella. And Totes' doesn't have the automatic open feature.
i bought shedRain umbrella long times ago. I used about 25 years and still good umbrella. I likes ShedRain umbrella.
Very nice umbrella. Good heft indicates it's well built. Large canopy, smooth open and close, and looks very sharp. Seems big enough to cover two golfers walking, a golfer and a bag walking, or two bags on the back of a cart. I'm weirdly excited to golf in the rain to give this a crack.
I'm a small women at 5'2 and let me tell you, no rain got to me and no wind was able to break it. It's great. I'm ready for the next rainy day.
I just love your products, I received one of your 58”Blue & White golf umbrellas for a company quarterly safety award several years ago when I was still working before I retired. That was a little over a decade ago & it’s still in excellent shape!
I have purchased many umbrellas from Rain Shed as gifts and for myself, they are made very well and they are great. I would recommend it highly.