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Same problem for me Steve.... Was trying to hold my Longchamp 10 rib umbrella against the winds of Imogen in Brighton. Rain lashing down too so I foolishly risked the brolly when it would have been wiser to accept a drenching. Was holding the umbrella tightly in both hands, and keeping it in front of me like a shield as the wild gusts were trying to rip it out of control. Had to really lean forward as well to stay on my feet but the gusts were so violent that it was three...
As regards Loden canopy, won't it get very heavy when wet? Looks like a beautiful brolly though - would be good to see pictures of it open then we can get the real effect and also see the shaft. All my umbrellas are nylon except for a couple of clear PVC dome umbrellas and my two Longchamp walking umbrellas which have a cotton canopy. They aren't particularly heavier than the nylon covers but do take a lot longer to dry out if they get really soaked.
I've heard people talk about the 10-rib being more wind resistant but I'm not sure, from personal experience, that that is always true. I collect umbrellas just like I collect shoes, and because I'm very tall I tend to go for the men's full length style. Among my "high-end" umbrellas I have two solid (cherry and hickory) shaft Briggs and a solid maple shaft Fox (all with 8 ribs) and I have two Brigg golf umbrellas ( both with curved wood handle, thick metal shaft, and 8...
Intense summer downpours - rain of tropical intensity - on and off during August in Brighton and London, so my royal blue Brigg golfer has been given a real baptism. Not much in the way of wind to test it but I'm confident that it is my sturdiest umbrella at the moment. Whether that will be enough for storm or even violent storm winds in the coming months remains to be seen.....
Treated myself to a new Brigg curved handle golf umbrella (27 inch frame) last week. Went into the shop intending to buy another solid wood umbrella but couldn't really justify £300 or so when I already have two Brigg solids. So I came away with a bright royal blue golfer for approx £125. The blue is very distinctive and eye-catching, but what really sold me on it was that when I opened it, the mechanism seemed much stiffer and tighter than the other four or five golfers I...
Polished chestnut is retailing for £218 on the Fox UK website at the moment and approx £230 - £250 at a couple of my favourite London umbrella retailers....Looks like a real bargain. Where are you based?L
Forced to close my Brigg golfer last Wednesday when I was walking to lunch in Brighton with a client. We were out on the promenade, heading for the restaurant, when a dreadful squall of rain and hail with storm force winds blew through. Her long black brolly was wrecked and so we huddled under the Brigg, but when the frame started to buckle under the battering it was taking, I knew I had to close it. I'd had another Brigg golfer collapse on me in similar conditions a few...
Well this winter was all going so well as compared to the umbrella carnage of 2013-14... However, my cherry Brigg was damaged in storm force gusts last Wednesday evening, and then a Fulton Stormshield golf brolly was absolutely wrecked in a horrendous squall on Thursday afternoon. The Brigg will go in for repairs next time I'm up in London, but the Stormshield had to be binned as I couldn't even get the umbrella closed....
Managed to avoid the rain on Tuesday so my 10-rib James Smith gents umbrella was spared, but I LOVE hats and wear them almost every day in winter. Was wearing my red fedora yesterday and had to keep a really tight grip on that as the gusts were ferocious. I have about as many hats as I have umbrellas....
Gosh this thread has gone quiet.... Expecting our first real storm of the autumn tomorrow (ex-hurricane Gonzalo) although its a modest 50mph predicted rather than some of the violent storms we had last winter. I had to get my cherry wood solid stick Brigg repaired after it was torn inside out one evening last December, and then my beautiful Longchamp brolly and my 10-rib James Smith also had to be put back together after the winds blew them to bits in January and February...
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