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Thanks. I have also seen some reviews that says that gustbuster is better than senz. I think the senz also looks a little too special for me. Gustbuster is perhaps the best option.

Gustbusters look great but I have a Stormshield golf umbrella (like Steve R and like Mark who sheltered me home on Tuesday evening) which has the same sort of vent idea, and which I tend to use if its really stormy when I leave the house. I do get blown around a lot if Im using it though because of the size of the canopy. My Brigg golfer is a little smaller (about 54 inches), and is more rigid because it has a metal frame rather than a fibreglass one, and so I find it easier to control. However, if its an "umbrella-damaging" sort of day, it would be much cheaper to replace the stormshield rather than the Brigg golfer...

One of the girls at the office bought a Senz a couple of years ago and it lasted about 6 months in the Brighton wind before being broken apart.

There's also a company called Blunt Umbrellas which has a new design which might be worth considering.

If its umbrella-breaking weather and I have to close my brolly, I try to keep dry by wearing a rainhat and long raincoat (of if its really bad my hooded long cape), along with boots.
post #542 of 643
^Thanks. Stormshield looks nice, but I don't like the look of the Blunt umbrellas. I still like the Gustbuster most of all. Perhaps I'll buy it this fall.
post #543 of 643
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I missed the worst of Tuesday night Lucy as I was home before the wind really got up and luckily didnt have to go out again. From what I could hear and see later with the trees blowing all over the place it looked as though the squall was pretty violent... I think your Brigg would have struggled to cope with that and some of the trees near us lost some pretty big branches. A near neighbour who usually catches the same train as me was home late on Tuesday night, and she said on Wednesday morning that she hadn't even tried to use her big umbrella on the Tuesday evening as it would just have been ripped to shreds.

The final appraoch to LB station now is going to be a nightmare in wind and rain - a real umbrella graveyard.

Just out of interest, how many brollies do you have - I have 5 which are:
my Brigg golfer;
a vented golf umbrella (Stormshield - mainly for golf);
a black walking umbrella (Huntsman by Fulton); and
two black folding umbrellas - one is usually in my office drawer and the other in my briefcase.

I keep wondering about getting a James Smith - do you have any experience of those?



Only 5??!! - I did an umbrella audit last night and came up with the following:

Cherry wood solid shafted Brigg (inherited from an ex-boyfriend who left it in my flat)
Brigg golfer which is black with one purple panel
Two stormshields (one quite badly damaged but still useable in an emergency - this one tends to live at the office!)
Solid hickory wood shafted brown Fox
Brown and dark purple Longchamp solid wood umbrella
Fulton huntsman and fulton knightsbrisge (both full length but the knightsbridge has a fibre glass frame)
Couple of Fulton mer's black folding umbrellas (the jumbo opens up to golf size and the other is slightly smaller)
Four ladies folding brollies
Two birdcage umbrellas (one slightly blown in on one side).

That comes to sixteen so I really must stop buying umbrellas!! I tend to use the full-size brollies as they are more elegant, and also Im 5ft 9, so around 6ft in heels! I would love a James Smith though too - maybe a more summery one in yellow or pale blue (they would work as I am blonde...)

Because I work in a marketing/PR agency, we tend to get lots of stuff from clients and so there are another 4 or 5 golf umbrellas in the office which the girls use if necessary.

Wonder if anyone else has this many brollies - I spoke to the other girls yesterday and they all seem to have between 3 and 6...
post #544 of 643
Why'd one need so many umbrellas?

I have:

One solid shaft bark cherry wood Brigg
One James Smith whangee cane umbrella
One stripped oak solid shaft Brigg with silver nose cap (a la the POW Brigg)
One Maglia bark ash solid shaft umbrella with navy canopy (red lining underneath)
One Talarico foldable umbrella in a navy silk canopy.

Discarded the rest, and sold off those I had no use for.
post #545 of 643
Hello people

I have a Brigg in one piece solid oak. it's a custom job with the PoW sterling nose cap (or whatever you call that fitting). Pictures further back in this thread.

Question: would the finish be varnish or lacquer? I did email Brigg the same question and the reply simply suggested I return to be entirely re-coated with multiple layers.

Because I drop the damned so often - usually gets knocked to the ground from an upright position - I want to experiment with filling these varnish/lacquer dings myself. It'll be enough until the canopy eventually goes, then I will send it in for a complete respray.

Lots of interesting guitar repair videos on the Net. I see no reason why the same rules can't apply here.

Cheers

Lear - not just shoes you know biggrin.gif
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Why'd one need so many umbrellas?

I have:

One solid shaft bark cherry wood Brigg
One James Smith whangee cane umbrella
One stripped oak solid shaft Brigg with silver nose cap (a la the POW Brigg)
One Maglia bark ash solid shaft umbrella with navy canopy (red lining underneath)
One Talarico foldable umbrella in a navy silk canopy.

Discarded the rest, and sold off those I had no use for.

I only have one cheap James Smith.
post #547 of 643
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I only have one cheap James Smith.

Isn't this an oxymoron?
post #548 of 643
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Isn't this an oxymoron?

LOL foo.gif
post #549 of 643

who makes Turnbull & Asser umbrella? fox?

like this one:

post #550 of 643
what are peoples thoughts on the different canopy materials ?

some of the top umbrellas range from cotton, to polyester twill, polyester satin, silk, etc

this question comes late as ive already made an order... but its good to know
post #551 of 643
btw heres a solid-stick, 10-rib, made in austria by Doppler
http://www.european-umbrellas.com/manufaktur/manufaktur-glencheck-rust-grey-brown.html

comes in cheaper than the oertel but the oertel has nicer dual pearl-button closure
post #552 of 643
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Originally Posted by coloRLOw View Post

who makes Turnbull & Asser umbrella? fox?
like this one:




I think it's Brigg.
post #553 of 643
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I think it's Brigg.

sounds great

thanks!

post #554 of 643
Can't believe the weather here in the UK this "summer". Grey, cloudy and blustery today (but at least not cold), but the forecast for the Brighton area for this evening and overnight is heavy rain and gales with gusts up to 60mph. I've brought my Brigg golf umbrella to the office this morning in case this hits before I go home!!
post #555 of 643
Rain setting in here now but still only blustery - apparently they are now saying the worst of the wind will be tomorrrow. Looks as thought my Brigg golfer will be fine tonight but Im not sure how I will manage tomorrow!! May be a waterproof mac and rainhat day - in the middle of June !!!
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