I have 4 of these type unbrellas. They are awesome for getting in and out of the car in the rain. It pops open easy when you are getting out of the car and I don't have to open the car door very far. That keeps me from getting wet getting out. But, getting in the car is the best part. It folds in reverse, so I just release it, and pull it into the car and lay it beside the seat. LOVE these!!!!