I heart this umbrella! It is seriously the best umbrella I have ever seen (maybe I should quit buying those $5 drugstore ones...) Brilliant design and well-executed construction - this umbrella won't turn inside out and break on you when you need it most. The simple round push button triggers the auto open mechanism and causes the umbrella to quickly spring completely open - no pushing necessary. And an ergonomically designed clear plastic runner (the part you pull down on to close the umbrella) makes closing the canopy a snap and leaves no chance of pinched fingers. Wind-resistant, rubber-coated black hook handle, hook-and-loop fabric closure and matching sleeve for storing, plus it's travel size, what more could you want?