After a difficult decision whether a full-sized umbrella or compact one will be right for you, you can see in the product description whether the chosen umbrella is an automatic or manual umbrella. What on earth does that mean and why should this definitely be considered?
Let’s see what an automatic umbrella actually means – generally you do not need two hands to open such umbrella – there is just one button to be touched and that’s it. The umbrella opens automatically without much effort. The fully-automatic umbrella means the umbrella is closed and opened by touching a button, we also offer semi-automatic umbrellas, where only the opening is being served by an automatic mechanism; the closing of the umbrella is done manually.
Automatic umbrellas are also better for children as they might have a problem with some types of manual umbrellas.
Among the biggest drawbacks of an automatic umbrella is that due to the automatic system depends on the mechanism and a button – this could be also one way the umbrella could be broken. When it happens, there is not another way how to open the umbrella. This would lead to throwing the whole umbrella away (unless you can fix it, of course). But the important function of the umbrella is gone. For better idea how the automatic opening works, kindly see the below picture:
Still, you can definitely see the advantage of the automatic umbrella – no need to use a second hand, and no need to struggle with a manual opening, which is quite a plus especially in case of sudden rain.
Now let’s see what manual umbrellas are and why they are still so popularly used.
Manual umbrellas definitely have some advantage as well – they usually have safety catches and easy to use buttons, so your fingers won’t be strained each time you try to open such an umbrella. Or they do not have any buttons and you just glide open them, which is also a commonly used option.
A manual mechanism is also lightweight and is not predisposed to breaking so easily.
To help you choose the right opening mechanism option, let’s summarize what we have learned from the above information:
THE QUALITY IS PRIORITY
If you find your favourite umbrella, have chosen the design, type and opening mechanism, the last and very important way how to assure the umbrella will serve a long time and will give you some certainty, is to read most of the reviews of former customers, which have already some experience with the chosen umbrella. We are helping you by recommendation only of such umbrellas that have a significant number of positive former experiences.
Be also aware the price is not always the guarantee of the quality, but the reviews may reveal whether the product serves the owners well. If you are satisfied with the information you have learned about the chosen umbrella, there is nothing to discourage you from using your new umbrella for long, happy years.
We advise you to choose wisely as nobody is so rich tobe able to afford buying cheap products. If you still do not know which umbrella to choose, simply browse our website, as we offer a lot of manual, but also automatic umbrellas, in great designs and for a very advantageous price.
Wishing you a great time during your search for your new umbrella,