I don't know the brand. But it's a huge, black, 'doorman's' umbrella with a wooden handle, that I bought from Hammacher Schlemmer. I love it. This umbrella covers two people, comfortably; if you're standing still a third one can be sheltered as well. It does have its drawbacks, though . . . once, in Chicago a group of unprotected women speaking a language I couldn't make out, tried to 'accompany' me, on my walk in the Loop. I couldn't get rid of them. I had to grab the umbrella free of their grasp, tearing it from them, before finding safety inside Marshall Field's.