Perfect UV protection in the Deep South. I have a sun allergy and I’m very sensitive to heat. I use it every day, every time I go from my car to a building. I’ve had my umbrella for 9 months, pop it open about four times a day, and there is no wear and tear. Fits in my purse, perfect coverage for one, and most importantly, really protects me from the sun-no itchy sun rashes. The umbrella also reduces the temp significantly, especially in the middle of summer.