Aside from looking great, this is so easy to operate. The umbrella handle has a two button control with up and down arrows. When you press the up, or open button, it snaps out and opens instantly, and has a nice, wide coverage area. When you are finished, you push the down arrow button, and it collapses the umbrella, so you can easily close it.
There is a strap with a Velcro closure to secure it tightly too. I love that this has a matching cover for storage and it folds up small enough to fit under a seat, in a tote, or you can carry it by the strap. It's fun and convenient, and does the job well. I have had several chances to use this with the weather here in Ohio, and I haven't had any issues yet.
*I received a discount on this item in exchange for my honest thoughts. All opinions are my own.