These are amazing. Have you ever been running to your car and you need to get in because it's pouring down rain but you have to put the umbrella down. Well this is just like what I have seen on tv. You don't have to worry about that issue again because you can just get in your car and stick the umbrella up and sit down in car and get right in without having to fold it down and get wet. It kind of beats the purpose the old way with umbrellas but with this new style that will never be an issue again. I really like it and it works great. More information below and link on Amazon where you can purchase it. I received for free at at a discount.