First of all, I never imagined a case with absorbing soft things, it can consume a lot of water so when you come home you don't need to worry about getting all the floor wet. Secondly, the opening system is classic and looks durable but it also has a closing system. As you see in the video when I push the button it's closing automatically. It's handy because it doesn't cover so much space in my backpack, especially if you live in a place that can change weather instantly like me, just chuck it in your backpack. Greatest umbrella ever !!!!