Can anyone tell me the dimensions of the three piece Brigg Travel umbrella when it is broken down? I have sent 3 e-mails and left three phone messages at Sterling & Burke asking this question, and they have never once returned my calls or e-mails. I have an interest in a Brigg travel umbrella, but I need to know if it will fit easily in my bag. Kai
Kai-san: Between takes of my program I measured the umbrella. By the way, there are also Ben Silver, www.ukstuff.com
, and maybe a few others selling Brigg online -- they might carry more information on their sites than do Sterling and Burke, who also were more expensive than Englishhall, at least before the dollar tanked. Of course, I am an eccentric Japanese milliardiaire, so I rarely worry about these things. The honorable umbrella's dimensions are: shaft: 25.5" x 2" diameter tip: 5.5" including screw tip handle: 6.5" long (7" including screw tip) Hope this helps. I really can't recommend the mini Brigg umbrella at the prices it is selling for. It's very dependable but comes apart quite often -- Brigg even wanted to distance themselves from it when I brought mine by 54 St. James'. Still, it's on their website. For cheaper I might try the "Vrai Cherbourg" umbrellas on sale at Le Bon Marche in Paris or the occasional Brigg sale of end-of-run licensed umbrellas and such. By the way, I believe dunhill' on 5th Ave (?) sells rebadged Brigg umbrellas too. At least someone should stop by -- I imagine they get very lonely in there. FYI: In England, in addition to Jas. Smith, there is a brand called "T. Fox" which has pulled a Thomas Pink: while no relation to the hallowed "Fox frame" on all good umbrellas, it now makes quality umbrellas using the Fox name sold among other places at Horrids. Their version of the travel umbrella features the handle and tip on a chain so that once disassembled the pieces stay together.