This umbrella is fantastic in the Texas sun and heat! I got tired of slathering on zinc sunscreen only to rub it off on my clothes, my car, or needing to reapply often here in Texas. This umbrella does a fantastic job of shading me from the sun with a noticeable temperature difference. My only complaint is that the slip-cover it comes with does not have a cord/shoulder strap to make it more portable when you go inside a building and need your hands to be empty. I will make my own strap because I really do want to carry this with me everywhere, the size is perfect, and there are many times I need my hands to be free. Get this umbrella, it's a great investment!