Talarico umbrellas are generally, imo, reasonably priced. They lack the fine finish of their pricier counterparts (Brigg, James Smith, Maglia), but the solid shafts seem reasonably sturdy and functionally similar. I'd caution against their metal shaft umbrellas however (I bought a fold-able one since I have a number of solid shafts), and I used it once/twice (no knocks, nothing), and somehow, I just realized that the shaft is slightly bent with chips along the pointed parts. It's likely due to the poor quality control, and rough construction, and I think that the metal shafts, unlike the hardwood shafts, don't respond well to rough handling during the umbrella construction process. Should have checked the umbrella before I left the shop.