This travel umbrella is not only compact but it is windrpoof as well. It is so easy to open and use, it has a one handed auto open close feature and it very sturdy. It is made of high quality material and is windproof as well as soft and flexible. It is made of strong material, which will keep well in the wind as well as the weather. It is very pretty and made a lot stronger than most umbrellas I have seen before.