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Hope your umbrella survives if you need to use it today Lucy. It was really blowy this morning when I walked to the station but fortunately not raining so my Brigg golfer stayed tightly closed. The wind is meant to get even worse later so hang on tight if you need to use your umbrella in Brighton today. I'm up in London so it shouldnt be so bad there...
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Hi Steve
Very blowy here today in Brighton and I'm just off out for some lunch with a client at one of the restaurants on the seafront. I brought my stormshield golf umbrella to the office with me this morning, and so will take that although I hope I dont need to use it as its getting really blowy here (gusting 45mph+) . My client has a birdcage umbrella with her but I dont think that will cope with the wind here today, so if it rains we may well both need to battle our way there and back under the stormshield... Decided not to bring my brigg golfer as its just too wild to risk it - hope yours survives the day in London and your journey back to the coast tonight...
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Emma and I almost got blown away walking to the restaurant at lunchtime, but thankfully we didnt need to use our brollies as the wind really got up. We were sitting near the windows and there was a wild squall about half an hour after we arrived, so we saw a couple of other girls lose the battle with their umbrellas (one folding, one golf size) as they were heading for the restaurant and got caught in the downpour. Drier now so I think we are over the worst of the day.....
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Emma and I almost got blown away walking to the restaurant at lunchtime, but thankfully we didnt need to use our brollies as the wind really got up. We were sitting near the windows and there was a wild squall about half an hour after we arrived, so we saw a couple of other girls lose the battle with their umbrellas (one folding, one golf size) as they were heading for the restaurant and got caught in the downpour. Drier now so I think we are over the worst of the day.....

Glad you didnt need to risk your stormshield yesterday Lucy! It was pretty blowy in London so I can imagine what it must have been like on the seafront in Brighton. Here in London the main problem for ladies was hanging on to their skirts and dresses rather than their umbrellas! I hope you didnt have the same worries?? Hope we have a calmer weekend......
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Yes Steve - our hemlines were seriously at risk walking to the restaurant. Emma in particular was wearing a very full skirt that she was struggling to keep down. Would have been almost impossible in that weather to control an umbrella and my dress, as the brolly would certianly have required both hands. Meant to be calmer this week as regards wind but they are talking about thunderstoms so those might get squally. I dont think I will be straying too far from one of my big umbrellas over the next few days!
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Always happy to watch ladies struggling with their hemlines!!

I was at Ascot yesterday with a work-related group, and there were some very classy outfits on display. In fact one of the ladies had brought her husband's James Smith umbrella in case of rain so I was admiring that. Black with a pale wood handle, metal shaft, and a 10-rib swiss-made frame which apparently makes it almost impossible to blow out.

I may well need to think about purchasing one of those as an alternative to my Brigg golfer - it was very elegant...
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I was caught in some squalls at a wedding at the weekend. I had taken my brown and purple Longchamp big 10-rib umbrella as I was wearing a brown and cream dress, brown hat and my new brown satin mac. However, when I arrived it was really windy and thick drizzle, so I used my black stormshield vented golf umbrella which fortunately was in the car.

Walking to the church (about a three minute walk as parking was difficult) was exciting and I was trying to control the umbrella with one hand and hang on to my hat with the other! That didnt leave anything to control the mac and dress which were both flapping wildly and the brolly was also really being blown around as I could only use one hand for that, gripping on to it right at the top of the shaft. Fortunately I made it to the church eventually without losing hat umbrella or dignity - although I did think I was going to lose control of the brolly on two or three occasions.

When we came out it was raining again and still really gusty. Fortunatley I had met another girlfriend from university at the service so we shared my stormshield back to where we had parked and it was just about controllable with us both holding on tight to the umbrella and our hats. Her umbrella had been blown out and damaged on the way to the church so she was really pleased to be able to share my stormshield.
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This thread is about posting pictures/information on umbrellas, canes and other misc. related accessories. Why do you continue to feel obligated to post your narrative on the weather in the UK here?
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Originally Posted by JL724 View Post

This thread is about posting pictures/information on umbrellas, canes and other misc. related accessories. Why do you continue to feel obligated to post your narrative on the weather in the UK here?

Good to see this thread has been so lively since JL's most recent comment.......
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Good to see this thread has been so lively since JL's most recent comment.......

One could make an observation on the cause and effect......
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What's a good source for classic Brit walking canes?
post #567 of 635

Evening everyone,

 

I'm after some advice. I'd like to purchase an umbrella as a gift for my father, he has had a replacement knee in the past and I would like the brolly to double up as a walking stick. I have read every page of this thread and there's definitely a recurring theme of Brigg being the best. I live in Aberdeen as you may have guessed from the username and as such the brolly is going to have to stand up to some fairly wet and windy conditions on a regular basis.

Obviously discussion of the actual weather is frowned upon and so I'm just looking to gauge how people have found the Brigg in worse conditions?

I'm expecting some whole hearted endorsements of them but I'm probably just looking for an extra comfort factor prior to shelling out £300 for a brolly

 

Appreciate your help,

Steve

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Evening everyone,

I'm after some advice. I'd like to purchase an umbrella as a gift for my father, he has had a replacement knee in the past and I would like the brolly to double up as a walking stick. I have read every page of this thread and there's definitely a recurring theme of Brigg being the best. I live in Aberdeen as you may have guessed from the username and as such the brolly is going to have to stand up to some fairly wet and windy conditions on a regular basis.
Obviously discussion of the actual weather is frowned upon and so I'm just looking to gauge how people have found the Brigg in worse conditions?
I'm expecting some whole hearted endorsements of them but I'm probably just looking for an extra comfort factor prior to shelling out £300 for a brolly

Appreciate your help,
Steve
go for a bespoke Smith that is made for his height if he wants to use it as a cane.
post #569 of 635
Good morning,

Thanks for the reply which confirms what I was thinking really. He hasn't had any input to this as it will a birthday gift I'd like to surprise him with but I'm assuming the added benefit of being usable as a walking stick would be appreciated by him

Again thanks for the reply,
Steve
post #570 of 635
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Originally Posted by steveabdn View Post

Good morning,

Thanks for the reply which confirms what I was thinking really. He hasn't had any input to this as it will a birthday gift I'd like to surprise him with but I'm assuming the added benefit of being usable as a walking stick would be appreciated by him

Again thanks for the reply,
Steve

Brigg will be fine as a walking cane, as would a solid wood James Smith I'm sure. As regards wind resistance, I'm happy using my solid Brigg say 85% of the time here in Brighton. If the wind is no stronger than 30mph or so it shouldn't be an issue, but anything over 30 (or any time when its really gusty) and I have to control the brolly with both hands, and once its up to 45 or 50mph (or more) then even a Brigg will be at real risk of serious damage, although they can be repaired. How bad does it get up in your part of the world??
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