This umbrella works as described, build quality seems good and the drying carry case is a good idea. Be aware that it is on the larger side of small/travel umbrellas. When put into its carry case it becomes substantially larger and likely won't fit into most backpack side pockets (especially zippered ones) or glove boxes. Unfortunately I wasn't able to fit the umbrella into my backpack's 29cm long zippered side pocket or my glove box. Would have liked to exhange for something smaller but not worth paying for return shipping.