I wasn't sure at first which umbrella model to buy. Then I read a review by Donna-Marie A. She described the Fashion Umbrella as being "Perfect".She wrote "The arch,circumference,hand grip and the length of the shaft are just right". So,based on this review,I decided to buy the Fashion Umbrella.The girl is smart. I couldn't agree more with her. It is perfect! I like leaning the umbrella on my chest,to take the weight off my arm. That's why the longer length of the umbrella,for me,is important and right;Although,the umbrella feels light...I'm just too lazy to hold it up for long,watching tennis matches,at a tennis tournament.The balance of the weight is perfect,as well;And maybe that's why it feels light too.I was surprised,too,how well it withstood the wind,being,or feeling light. It's "light" but strong and well-made.I also read reviews that mentioned that the umbrella is difficult to close. Use 2 hands to close it,and it locks into place nicely,firmly,with little stress.The "Compact" and"Travel" umbrellas are smaller,easier to carry,I assume.Nevertheless,I'm glad I bought the "Fashion Umbrella" because it's effective and PERFECT.I wouldn't trade it for any other umbrella on a sunny day.I don't think I'll use it,though,for a rainy day.I want my umbrella to last as long as possible.I love it!