Walking into work from the parking lot yesterday, in the rain, a woman asked me about my umbrella. It does turn heads!
"It is a Gustbuster!" I told her and briefly explained that it will hold up in strong winds. I have ruined countless umbrellas, with a cheaper price tag, in strong wind and rain.
It is large and provides much more coverage from rain than the dainty little ("prissy" is a better term) fold up umbrellas that I have heard people brag about, "It fits neatly in my bag."
Gustbuster umbrellas have a top cover over the upper part and underneath that are holes in each section that prevent strong winds from turning it inside out. I bought mine directly from the company, but I believe now you have to go through an online retailer. I have never seen them in the stores locally. Just do a google of "gustbuster umbrellas" and you will find a source.
I have a long walk from the parking lot into the Medical Center and on a stormy day, I wouldn't want to be without my Gustbuster!
Cold with wind....
3 hours ago