mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)

Searching for an Umbrella

The rain yesterday and this morning reminds me that I've been meaning to ask folks if anyone could recommend a good umbrella.

For many years, I've mostly bought relatively inexpensive umbrellas when I need a new one. What I've found, though, is that they tend to be of low quality, usually not lasting very long. A few months ago, I bought a brand-new umbrella at a local drug store to use that week; the very day I opened it, the umbrella fell apart, and I returned it for a refund.

I've been using the same umbrella for years, but one of the spokes is no longer connected to the material, and it's beginning to stick as I open it. I'd really like to get it replaced, and as soon as possible.

Ideally, I'd want an umbrella that can fold up relatively small so I can tuck it under my arm or carry it in a bag when it's dry. Also, it would be nice for it to come with a bag for storing when it is wet and I want to toss it into a bag. But what's more important to me is that it opens up easily, opens up large, and will last. Also, if I can order it on-line, that would be a help; when I went scouring local stores for umbrellas, the selection was sparse.

If anyone has an umbrella to recommend, I'd appreciate it.
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