You can't change the weather. But you can REPEL it. REPEL Easy Touch Travel Umbrella goes to extremes to keep you dry. In fact, the worse the weather, the harder it works. The canopy fabric is one of the strongest available-210T pongee polyester for optimum water repellency. That means this small umbrella repels dirt, water, and UV rays, and can dry almost instantly! Furthermore, our compact umbrella is virtually windproof! When the wind is relentless, the unique 9-rib resin-reinforced fiberglass construction provides flexibility and stability. That means no snapped ribs or flipped canopies to leave you exposed to the elements. Automatic open/close offers easy operation. Generous 42" canopy provides needed coverage yet retracts to just 11½" in length. Now that is a small and compact umbrella that can expand with ease to transform into a full size umbrella! The Repel Travel Umbrella is designed with three-fold chrome plated metal shaft, rubberized sure-grip handle and a strong metal frame. At Repel we raise the limits of our products because Mother Nature has no limits!