1) I was really worried the parasol was going to be a different shade than the image showed (mint green), but it was the EXACT same color. (hurray!).2) A few people said they had trouble closing and/or fitting it back into the little bag, but I didn't have trouble. All umbrellas require a little finesse to get them into their teeny carrying bags. This was actually easier to get in than any umbrella I've owned. Plus the bag has a really cute little bow on it.3) I've only used it twice but it's still not broken. I've also carried it around in my giant tote bag full of junk for two days and it's definitely still not broken. The thing isn't made of Mithril (it's a LOTR reference, look it up), so I wouldn't throw it around or expect to be able to open it in 0.8 seconds, but seriously, why are you moving that fast??4) Overall, an awesome buy, AND it's super affordable. I'd absolutely recommend it.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]