This isn't your grandma's beach umbrella! The SKLZ® Super-Brella features a water-repellent construction that also blocks over 99.5% of UVA and UVB rays. Zippered side windows let you control air flow, while internal pockets provide a convenient place to stash your stuff. It sets up and breaks down in less than three seconds, and the included carry bag offers simple transport.
190-denier polyester material
Blocks over 99.5% of UVA and UVB rays
Side zippered windows
Internal pockets for stakes or valuables
Includes carry bag, 3 tie-down cords (8' each) and 8 steel ground stakes
easy to set up. The material is quality and it has good surface area but also packs down nicely. the things I don't like are the plastic clips(they pop off with minimum load) they can just be removed and replaced with a knot in the line though. The other is the clamp in the bar itself. It also doesn't withstand any force. removing the bottom stake portion of the pole and planting it first, eliminates this problem. I've only had it for a month but use it 3 times a week at the beach. So far its holding up.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Sent to my daughter for her upcoming soccer mom experience. Her 1st experience was that the umbrella ripped upon removing it from the shipping carton. Will either take to store to get another but maybe switching it for another more durable model.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend