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      08.02.2013 11:24
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      A bargain umbrella that's great for bad weather

      I must start by saying I have no interest in golf, and I bought this umbrella for purely practical purposes. I was out in town doing some shopping and got caught in an unexpected shower, when I spotted that Sports Direct had cleverly positioned a massive stand containing these Dunlop Golf Umbrellas right by the door. Very convenient considering the unpredictable British summer weather! The RRP is £9.99 but they were reduced down to just £2.99 which I thought was a brilliant bargain, and are still available and selling at this price so I think it must be a constant price cut.

      Product description: "The Dunlop Golf Umbrella is perfect for keeping in your golf bag for those rainy days out on the green, with a 30 inch, waterproof span to keep you sheltered from the rain. A shaped handle provides comfort whilst holding, and a pinch and push system allows you to easily and quickly put up this umbrella."

      This Dunlop umbrella comes in a wide range of colour designs, some are plain and some have alternate coloured sections. I chose this umbrella in a green and black design which I think looks quite nice, but I've since seen them in pink which I think makes the umbrella look a bit less manly and I'd be very tempted to buy another one in pink if I need to replace this one.

      I cannot comment on this umbrella's suitability for use while golfing, as I have only used it to provide cover from the rain when I'm out and about walking to and fro as part of my daily routine. The umbrella is very large and bulky which can make it a bit inconvenient to carry when it's folded up as it takes up a lot of space and there's no way you can fit it inside a bag to leave your hands free. I tend to reserve this umbrella for very bad rainy weather so that I'm not carrying it about needlessly, and it works perfectly against heavy rain which smaller handbag sized umbrellas might not cope so well with.

      When fully opened this umbrella provides a large area of coverage which is perfect for keeping you nice and dry underneath it. It is large enough to keep my head, and upper body covered and has the added bonus of not leaving my shoulder bag sticking out in the rain like smaller umbrellas do, so my bag and everything inside is protected as well. The large size does become inconvenient when you don't have the large open space of a golf course to walk around on, and it can be quite troublesome when I walking along the pavement and have to pass someone coming in the opposite direction. I usually opt to fold it down slightly so that it leaves enough room to walk past without smacking the other person on the head!

      The umbrella is quite weighty and heavier than usual because of its large size. It has a moulded plastic hand grip which is quite comfortable to use, but sometimes I will have to hold onto it with both hands to keep it steady as it is heavy and difficult to balance in windy weather. Saying that, it has proved to be quite durable and is sturdy enough to use during heavy downpours and stands firm against strong winds. The material is made of 100% polyester which stops the rain from soaking through and allows it to just roll down and off the sides. It is also quick drying which is handy so it can be stored away after just a short drying time, without the fabric remaining damp and going smelly.

      Overall I'd definitely recommend this Dunlop Golf Umbrella, especially considering the bargain price you can buy one for. The large size is both a good and a bad point, but if you are looking for something more substantial than a basic handbag brolly then this is a great choice.

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        30.06.2012 00:20
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        A very simple golfing umbrella which is useful and looks good!!

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        I have never been very into golf and it is only in the last couple years that I have grown to love the sport! My grand father got me into golf when he took me to the driving range and taught me the correct technique. I then decided I needed some clubs, I went to sports direct in Crawley. They had a cheap full set of Dunlop clubs, a pair of golf shoes and an umbrella for £89. It was one of there deals, a quick look online and this umbrella is available at around £10. Mine was more of a freebie but I have used it many times and not just on the golf course.

        Style:

        It has the typical golfers look about it, the two tone colours. It is blue and white and looks rather nice. It is very similar to many other golf umbrellas on the market. One design feature that lets it down is the huge Dunlop logo on the side of the umbrella. The umbrella is rather large. It is a very basic looking umbrella and I would probably say it is a manly umbrella. You wouldn't see many girls using this umbrella.

        Practicality:

        Overall this is a useful bit of kit. It works by pushing up a bit of plastic untill it gets to the catch, the same as any other umbrella. It is easy to do and easy to release. It is held together when down by a small strap which is made with velcro. The umbrella is rather large in size and only just fits in my car boot. I leave it in the back of my car and occasionally end up using it on the walk to work or in town. It looks like a Golf umbrella but still doesn't stop you from using it anywhere else. The only thing you must be careful off is its width, its rather large and I have hit a few people with it when walking past. It is large enough to fit two people under when on a walk and is not too heavy to hold. It keeps you dry which is the main thing so for that reason there really are not many BAd points too it. It also can withstand a heavy breeze. Overall it is practical and great to keep you dry! It does it's job we'll and is available at a cheap price.

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        This umbrella is very useful and handy. It's stylish and easy to use, it keeps you dry and is almost perfect. I am happy with my brolly! I will give this a 4 star rating. I would like it a lot more if it didn't have the large Dunlop signs over it. Thanks for reading my review. I hope it helped you out! The cheapest place for these is sports direct! Josh

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        25.09.2011 14:36
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        A great golf umbrella for the price!

        My partner and I both enjoy playing golf when we get chance at the weekends. With the ever changing British weather, we can set off in the bright sunshine and after 3 hours on the golf course we might be in the centre of a rainstorm. After the first few times we realised we needed to be better prepared for the weather and decided to buy a couple of golf umbrellas. Golf is quite an expensive hobby with the price of golf clubs, green fees and the need to replace all the balls I lose, so we wanted to keep the cost to a minimum.

        There was no need to worry about that! The first place I looked was my usual for sports equipment, Sports Direct. In the entrance to the store there was a huge selection of Dunlop golf umbrellas all priced at £2.99! I thought it was a joke! I picked up three; one for myself, one for my partner and another for my dad who I would be seeing the next day as he likes to play himself. There were a number of different designs available all at the same price. I went for the blue and black stripes and also chose a plain black one and a red and black striped one.

        The umbrellas are as large as you would expect for golf umbrellas with a 62 inch diameter. It feels strong and sturdy however bad the rain is. It's also very good windy rain conditions, but then again I'm used to fold up handbag brollies! Rather than just my head, it keeps the whole top of my body dry in rain showers although with my little body it's sometimes hard to control such a large umbrella! It's actually big enough for two to fit under quite comfortably. The grip is very good which is necessary to control such a large umbrella. Even though these brollies are clearly 'man size' my hand still fits comfortably into the grip. The tip of the umbrella it a spikey point made of metal which for me is an inconvenience because I end up hurting myself on it, however my partner tells me that he uses it to stick the umbrella into the ground when he's taking a shot! The material itself is strong enough to cope easily during even heavy rain and I've never experienced any leaks. However, the material is quite thin and doesn't feel particularly good quality which would expect from something more expensive.

        These are not the most feminine of umbrellas and I have never used it off the golf course as it's bulky and you can't just fold it up in your handbag if the rain stops! It would be annoying to carry round during a shopping trip but it's the ideal umbrella to keep in the car boot in case of an emergency as you never know when you're going to need it!

        I have an official Ryder Cup umbrella which cost £35 and is much more sturdy, but then again, at that price, it's hardly a surprise. For the £2.99 it would be impossible for me not to recommend the Dunlop Golf Umbrella. Even if you never play golf in your life this is the ideal umbrella to keep in the house or in your car boot as you never know when you'll need it. This is an absolute bargain and such good value for money that I can't give it anything but 5 stars!

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          02.09.2011 14:16
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          A golfing (or non golfing) essential

          Many people purchase golf umbrellas purely as they are larger and cover them better when out walking, shopping and so on, but I purchased mine for it's intended purpose (yes, I am a lady golfer!). It's listed anywhere between £8 and £30 (a ridiculous price), I paid £9.99 from Sports Direct in Leeds back when it was called Sport Soccer. I think £9.99 is more than a fair price as you get plenty of umbrella for your cash.

          It's a large umbrella, obviously, with a 62" cover styled in lightweight navy and bright white, with the 'Dunlop' logo on the navy section. It's suitable for men and women, with a durable black handle with a comfortable grip. It covers me (5 foot 9) and husband (6 foot 3) very well, so I'd say it's suitable for all. It does have a nice long handle and point, too. The umbrella is well made with all the spokes inside having lasted me well over two years now, never broken, never gone inside out, and never rusted. I cannot complain at all - it's a very well made and trustworthy umbrella and ideal for the green, where wind speeds can really build up out on the open course.

          The umbrella due to it's size does not come with a case nor does it really need one, though it does close and stay closed with a blue wrap around tie. I've seen many other golfers use this particular umbrella (I have also seen it in black and white) and all agree that for the money it can't be beaten. It's one of my top buys and I use it when not golfing, too - basically it's essential for heavy rain as it's strong and keeps you dry. An essential for the back of the car, and lightweight enough for me to use when pushing my daughter in her buggy, too - and it keeps the rain off us both! It would be ideal for camping and fishing, too. If you can get hold of it for around a tenner, jump for it as one day (soon probably knowing our atrocious weather) you'll really be thanking yourself for buying it.

          Five out of five. None of your flimsy £1 umbrellas here thankyou ;)

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          21.07.2011 13:51
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          Good product

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          As every summer golfer knows, there is a real chance that over the few months that you choose to brave the course for a lovely walk and a swing, that you will get wet. This leaves you with a number of options; brave it, buy some waterproofs or get an umbrella. I have tried playing in waterproof jackets, and generally it is detrimental to my already very average game, which is never something that you want to have! On the otherhand, walking from shot to shot with an umbrella up not only keeps you nice and dry, but it also keeps your clubs nice and dry, which is arguably more important, as anyone knows that wet grips are never going to improve your game. However, this is not only convenient for golf, this umbrella really does fit any outdoor occasion, and should not just be limited to the golf course!


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          The product itself is of good quality, it is large enough to keep the rain off 2 people walking close together, and manages to avoid that irritating thing when all the rain runs off the back of the umbrella and down your back and into your clothes. It is both easy to put up and take down, with no real strength being required, this is obviously a bonus to those who dislike umbrellas that require you to lift about 50kgs just to put them up. It is also very strong in windy conditions, and it is very difficult to make it turn inside out. I'm sure we have all been embarrassed like this in the past, so this is a real bonus. Finally, the handle is also of good quality and feels secure in your hand, meaning its not going to blow away into the distance leaving you wet and looking foolish!


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          I believe i bought this umbrella for about £6, however, it is probably available online cheaper, or indeed in local sports shops, as dunlop are a brand that are often placed in shops such as sports soccer or JJB sports, so it is very easy to pick up for a reasonable price.


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          This umbrella provides you with a relatively inexpensive purchase which will keep you dry whatever you get up to over the summer months.

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          16.06.2011 15:48
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          A great umbrella that isn't used for golf

          ==Dunlop Golfing Umbrella==


          Seeing as June is the great outdoors month I thought what we all would need at the moment with the weather being how it is, is a nice umbrella review.

          This Dunlop Golfing umbrella is something we have had for a good number of years and I think initially it was my mum that gave it to us as they seemed to have a collection of large umbrellas that they never used. So far we have actually used it more than I thought we would but I can't say that we have used it anywhere near the golf course.

          The Dunlop umbrella is a relatively cheap large umbrella and would cost around the £10 mark were you to buy it from new. Like I said before we didn't buy it and I don't even think Mum did as it was probably something Dad picked up in an empty house that he was fixing up. However even at a price of £10 I don't think this is excessively expensive for a large umbrella such as this.

          We have the blue and white coloured umbrella and the blue we have seems slightly darker than that in the picture here. The Dunlop logo is printed in blue on a white panelled back ground and I have to admit to it not looking the smartest of large umbrellas I have ever seen but it does its job and does it pretty well too.

          The umbrella is easy to open and again easy to close in the normal umbrella fashion and there is nothing really different about this umbrella from any other apart from perhaps is large size. At a 62 inch size it does a good job at getting Myself, Himself and little Jack all under and keeping us out of the rain whilst still walking along. Also it is a great size to walk along with if it is not raining and the umbrella is fastened up and it creates a kind of makeshift walking stick.

          The black rubbery type of handle on this large umbrella is really quite comfortable and easy to hold. It is moulded to an average hand grasp and this seems to work well at the umbrella not sliding about or feelings as though you haven't got a good enough grip on the thing. The umbrella when up in the open position is not excessively heavy either and I can comfortably hold the thing up in the air for as long as needed although I may have to swap arms from time to time.

          Even in a winds this umbrella still seems to work a good way at staying upright and not blowing inside out and there is much less chance that this will be blown about when compared to a smaller one.

          All in all I think this item is great and it is lasting us well and still keeping us dry so really nothing other than a 5 out of 5 stars can be awarded ad a very high recommendation.

          I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you

          Many thanks for taking the time to read.

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            08.06.2011 03:37
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            Big enough for 2

            While out shopping 2 months ago when we were having such lovely weather all of a sudden the heavens opened up and we were soaked after a 2 minute walk. While we were in getting my son new trainers I noticed they were selling these Dunlop umbrellas for just £2.99 and decided to purchase one to finish our journey.

            It is not a slandered size umbrella but a larger golf size one which suited me perfected as I need to fit me and 2 young children underneath it. While I opened it up it was very easy to do so using my thumb to push the lever up in the center of the handle until it clicks into place. Once opened it was a little larger than we first thought but covered us perfect keeping us dry.

            Although it is a larger size umbrella it is still very light and easily to carry for longer periods of time when needed.When it needs to be folded down it is very easy there are two buttons you press either side of the poll it then folds down very easily and has a tie to keep it all pull in together and hold it into place.

            It is very durable and can stand up to a fair bit of wind before turning inside out but when it does so it can be a pain to return to normal as it is so large . I find it is big enough for me and my husband to stand under but think it would be pushing it for anymore and staying completely dry.

            This is perfect for keeping more than one person dry but I can see why it is a golf umbrella to carry it around when not in use can be a pain as it is bulky and also while around other people it is large and often causes problems when walking round the high street.

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            06.05.2011 14:47
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            Not essential but useful

            When your talking unbrella's the best umbrella in terms of keeping the user dry is a golf umbrella, they have been designed to be large enough to cover the player and his bag when it's raining. Therefore they have a wide span are made of hard durable plastic and have strong metal liners which means the umbrella keeps it's shape and the water runs down the spurs away from the golfer and his/her bag.

            Golf unbrella's aren't suitable for walking on the streets because they are too big and can be a danger to the oncoming pedestrians so unless your playing golf it's best to use a smaller umbrella. The above umbrella is the best umbrella around for the price, usually costing £10-15 they are nearly always in the standard Dunlop colours of blue and white, they are relatively easy to out up with the traditional press and push opening mechanism. They end in a straight handle which is made of flexible plastic and is about three foot across when fully opened and about a foot high.

            Useful?

            Well golf is a great game but playing golf in the rain is a challenge, things get wet particularly golf club handles which if wet can become slippery and can lead to the player losing his grip through the shot causing a bad shot. So having a large umbrella to protect yourself and the bag of clubs is important in wet conditions, as with nearly all golf merchandise it's not essential you don't have to have an umbrella in order to play in wet conditions but it certainly makes playing more enjoyable.

            As with many golfing add ons, you tend to acquire them rather than make a conscious decision to buy the item so once when playing golf it was raining fairly heavily when we got there so I bought an umbrella from the club shop. Did it help me game? Probably not but it keeps you dry and means playing golf in the rain isn't as annoying as it might be so if your already a golf widow then perhaps buying something which means your other half might play more golf regardless of the weather is perhaps not a good thing? Depends how much you want your other half around!!

            This umbrella is a high quality one, it's stood up so far to about 5 years of golfing and folds up to the normal umbrella size then has a little piece of felt which keeps the umbrella closed. So it slips in one of the longer sleeves of the golf bag and stays there until the rain arrives.

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              01.02.2011 22:52
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              You can't go wrong at 2 for a fiver

              My wife has too many umbrellas and I have too few - or rather had too few. In fact I only had two until 4 months ago. My rather tatty multi-coloured umbrella split and started to come away from the framework. I had had it so long, the material had just rotted, so it had to go in the bin. The other one was a corporate branded one. I no longer work for that company and on a point of principle I don't like using their umbrella - stupid, I know.

              Anyway, now I don't have to, because as we walked back to the car around September time from a shopping trip in a nearby town, I saw a whole bin of these Dunlop Golf Umbrellas marked up outside Sports Direct at 2 for a fiver. Seemed entirely reasonable, so despite my wife protesting that she wouldn't use hers, I bought the pair in matching black with a contrast blue and white Dunlop logo (thankfully quite discreet because I don't normally like giving companies free advertising) and we put them in the back of the car.

              We actually used them both the following day when we were out and about at a Car Boot sale. I normally don't like couples who wear matching coats or hats as I think it looks a bit naff, but when we and everyone else was caught out in a squally shower, I ran back to the car and got the umbrellas and we stayed dry. They didn't get much of an airing that day, but we have had occasion to sue them probably ten or twelve times since then and they have been fine.

              If you look closely, the workmanship is not great but what can you expect at two for a fiver. They are plenty big enough - in fact we have to walk in single file if we are on the pavement so as to allow others to pass. My wife is only little and is an absolute liability with an umbrella; so much so that I am considering taking out public liability insurance to pay for new eyes for her victims. We could actually gain sufficient shelter from sharing one umbrella, I guess, but we have always had our own and it will stay that way I guess.

              So - not top quality merchandise but functional and good value for money.

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              04.12.2010 22:10
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              Just the thing for really nasty weather.

              I don't know how many umbrellas I have gone through which is odd because I don't bother with one unless the weather is really awful. I don't mind a wee bit of rain. I would say most of mine have died from the wind though, a few from children opening and shutting carelessly, and one from being used for sword fighting.
              This umbrella was also in the fight, but was the clear winner!

              I can't say for certain what this costs. It was left behind in a pub my husband used to work and never claimed. He eventually brought it home where it lay about for ages as I thought its large size would make it more awkward in heavy wind. Eventually though, as the only surviving umbrella in the house other than a small Lightening McQueen one, I ended up giving it a try. The first day I used this there were gale force winds. In fact once my son had held it for a minute he got the idea he might be able to fly away with it, Mary Poppins style, and ended up holding it deliberately into the wind while running madly hoping for lift off. Sadly the umbrella does not work for flying. However, it does work wonderfully for keeping the rain off in terrible weather. It is big enough that both of my sons and I can squeeze underneath, or myself and the dog, who is not at all fond of rain on her walks. It can even be turned and held at angle to keep reasonably dry when it's absolutely lashing and the wind is whipping the rain about in a more vertical pattern. It washes up easily with a damp cloth, folds and unfolds easily and has survived numerous storms and heavy winds, and even the aforementioned sword fight.

              I have had this umbrella for at least 3 years now, and am very happy with it. Should it ever end up broken I would try to find another one just the same, even it did cost more than most umbrellas, as it has certainly lasted long enough. The only downside at all is that this is very big even closed down,and is certainly not going to fit in bag when the sun comes out.

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                04.12.2010 20:23
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                It's Well Made Considering It's Cheapness... Bargaini!

                Funny isn't it, I'm prepared to pay £50 for a pair of sunglasses but will not pay more than a tenner for an umbrella. Considering that I reside in the UK, this is probably fuzzy logic.

                However, the truth is that you can but a relatively decent umbrella for under £10.

                Take my Dunlop Golf Umbrella, actually somebody at the pub did a couple of months ago, which is why I had to purchase another from that emporium of sporting cheapness that is Sports Direct. Handily placed in a bin at the entrance and priced at £2.99.. Yes £2.99! I bought two just in case some light fingered Larry decides to snaffle my brolly again.

                The Dunlop Golf Umbrella has a wingspan of 62 inches which is enough to keep even my ample frame dry in a downpour and is sturdy enough to remain up in a strong wind, thanks to it's steel shaft and in your hands thanks to the easy grip rubber handle. So it ticks all of the boxes as far as practical in concerned.

                In the looks department, it's a little retro, which is my bag baby, so it's fine by me. It certainly keeps my Dunlop Green Flash dry.
                There is a choice of colours, black, blue, red, green and I've even heard rumours that pink is available!

                I'm not sure you will see many of these cheap and cheerful brollies on the golf course, not that I'm likely to find out as arming me with a metal stick and surrounding me with loud mouthed egotists dressed in gaudy attire probably isn't a good idea. Actually that's rather narrow minded of me as Iggy Pop and Alice Cooper both play golf and they rock , oh and crazy golf is great fun (apart from that darn windmill!)

                Oops I went into the rough then.... Right, back to the review before I get complaints (again)!

                In conclusion, it's a big brolly that can hold it's own in the wind. It's cheap, retro and can be used to fight your way onto tube trains if necessary. I'm impressed and therefore feel obliged to award it the full five stars.

                Thanks for reading.

                Moon Out.

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                  DUNLOP HAVE DUNGOOD WITH THIS BROLLY.

                  I was caught out a treat last week. I had gone to visit my sister but hadn't bargained on the sudden change in the weather and the torrential downpour that occured. My sis, ever the organised presented me with a huge dunlop golfing umbrella. I was ever so impressed and grateful as walking home without it would have made me transform into a great impersination of a drowned rat!

                  What I loved about this umbrella the most was it's strength. It is really durable and despite the wind being quite strong, the umbrella held it's own and did not turn inside out like some of the more flimsy umbrellas. It also had a long handle, which had a great grip accessory on the bottom. This was very useful indeed as I felt I had a great hold on the umbrella. Which in turn made it easier to keep under control.

                  This umbrella, is very smart. It can be used by both male and females. However, I would have to say that it is not my usual style of umbrella. I am more a girly girl and so found the plain striped umbrella held no status in the fashion stakes. Saying that, all the fashionable umbrellas that I have bought always turn inside out and within two minutes of use. So on this occasion, I will let fashion and accessorising go out of the window.
                  One positive on the style stakes is that it is made by the sports brand dunlop. Dunlop is a great retro brand and is seen by some as real cool and on trend.

                  The umbrella itself has a 62 inch width. Which I found not only big enough to keep me dry but also gave me great protection and shelter from the wind. There was plenty of room underneath this umbrella for another person. The only concern I did have regarding it's large size is that I felt concious that I was going to get in people's way or knock another walker with this brolley. This is certainly not an umbrella to be used in a busy town centre as it would be almost impossible to navigate.

                  All in all I was very pleased with this umbrella. I was even more pleased when my sister said I could keep it. I now keep it in my car for emergencies. However, I was quite suprised at the amount of space it requires when collapsed. This umbrella is never going to fit into your bag. ( unless your Mary Poppins!) It does indeed take up quite a bit of room and I have on occasion found it to ba right pain when carrying around when dismantled.

                  So this is the Dunlop umbrella. It will most certainly keep you dry and well protected. It wont win you any awards from the fashion police, but when it keeps your hair dry who cares!!!

                  I believe that these umbrellas can be purchased from sports direct. The retail price is £9.99 but if you are lucky enough you may get a huge reduction on this price as they are often slashing prices to create amazing bargains.

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                    10.11.2010 22:57
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                    A cheap and effective solution to wet and windy English winters

                    Umbrella's are not my favourite thing, but in England they're a necessary evil. Up until recently I just had one of those little compact fold up ones, which are nice and easy to carry around with you but not very sturdy - they invariably flip inside out at the slightest wind (and again in England rain is usually accompanied by wind).

                    Last week I was at work and had been watching it pour down with rain all day - clever me had left the compact umbrella at home, so when I finished my shift I borrowed a colleagues umbrella and walked down the highstreet to buy one of my own and this is where the Dunlop Golf umbrella comes in to play.

                    I purchased this umbrella from Sports Direct who are selling them for a ridiculously cheap price of just £2.99 (I have also seen them at this price in other sports shops). I was a bit wary that the quality would be poor in reflection of the price (these sorts of umbrellas are traditionally sturdy but I thought maybe the metal frame would be weak) but I was pleasantly surprised.

                    The umbrella comes with no packaging (aside from a bit of clear plastic around the rubber gripped handle), but it doesn't need any. The fact is that many people go out without their umbrella and have to buy one when they get stuck in the rain - as was my case with this one, so any packaging would be an annoyance.

                    Opening the umbrella is as simple as can be and it is locked open near the top by a small catch. Once open it feels very solid but incredibly light weight so it's comfortable to carry around for long periods of time which is a bonus. As mentioned above rain is often accompanied by wind and I have found this umbrella to hold up very well against the wind - despite its large surface area I haven't had to struggle against it being flipped inside out as the metal skeleton is strong enough to keep it in its proper shape. This was a great relief to me as when using compact umbrellas in the past I'd often end up swearing in frustration as they constantly flip inside out. Another positive that I found was that the large surface area is better equipped at keeping you dry and any bags you may be carrying, although as rain rarely falls straight down (again due to that pesky wind) you're legs will still invariably get wet.

                    There are a couple of downsides to this umbrella - firstly due to its size you will have to carry the umbrella by hand when not in use and the handle is a straight one so you can't hook it over your arm, and this of course means you're one hand down which can be annoying when you're shopping etc. The second issue is one that will affect all umbrellas of this type - the large size when open means it's quite easy to whack into other people, luckily this isn't really a problem for me as I'm on the tall side so it tends to go straight over other people's heads and their umbrellas.

                    There are a variety of colour variations available although there is nothing particularly striking eg. pink for girly girls, I went for the fully black one.

                    In conclusion I would thoroughly recommend this umbrella - it's cheap (so if you leave it anywhere you can just buy another one without being out of pocket) and well made. It serves the purpose it was made for and also stands in as a half decent walking stick - for £2.99 you can hardly ask for more than that.

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                      09.11.2010 22:29
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                      a brilliant brolley

                      The first thing I have to say on this review is that whilst this umbrella is advertised as a golf umbrella my umbrella has never been near a golf course and probably never will be as none of us play golf but when I saw it in sports direct for £2.99 whilst in there buying some sports clothes for my husband in the middle of a heat wave in summer, probably why they were so cheap I couldn't resist buying one to keep in the back of my car for when I take the children to school or the dogs out for a walk.

                      This umbrella should have been £9.99 so I think I got a great bargain on the price even if I did have a few strange looks off people when I was walking around the high street with it in august,

                      It is a 62 inch umbrella so is big enough for me and my daughters to stand under it together on our way to school of a morning to save us getting wet and when I take rocky for a walk he walks by my heel so he doesn't get wet either, the best part about it though is that if I am using it when I have Jessie in the pushchair she doesn't get wet either.

                      It is a fantastic design, the material is nice and thick and I haven't had any problems with it trying to blow inside out like smaller brolleys I have used.

                      I love my umbrella so much that I wouldn't have minded paying full price for it

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                        21.10.2010 11:43
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                        A good umbrella but not practical for normal use

                        With the weather being so terrible lately I have been needing an umbrella nearly every time I leave the house. I was sick of buying cheap umbrellas that would turn inside out with the slightest bit of wind and after about the 5th one I had bought this year alone I realised it was a false economy buying a cheap umbrella if it only lasted a week before I had to replace it. I decided to spend a little bit more and get a decent one that would hopefully last me until at least next summer. After reading a few good reviews praising it I decided to buy the Dunlop golf umbrella from argos.

                        I certainly didn't pay the £29.99 for it that is listed above and the £9.99 I did pay was already more than I would normally pay for an umbrella but I figured that you get what you pay for.
                        First things first this umbrella is absolutely huge. It has a 62" canopy which in real terms means it is large enough to fit both yourself and a couple of other people underneath it.
                        It is extremely well made compared to the cheap pound shop umbrellas I am used to and feels and looks like a quality product. The large canopy keeps me almost completely dry in the rain and I know I can use this without worrying about getting wet no matter how hard it is raining.

                        There are a few problems that I didn't really take in to account when buying it. The size may be great for keeping me well protected from the rain but it is just too large to be practical when I want to go into town. Because of the size it is difficult to squeeze past people and I have accidentally banged the brolly into people a few times when there are crowds, it is also a difficult size to get up and down easily when going into shops.
                        The other thing is that it is heavy and although it is great for not folding inside out in the wind if it is very gusty then it can actually get blown out of my hand which isn't really ideal when I'm walking near a road for example.

                        As it is a golf umbrella I would say it is perfect for that use but for the non- golfer who buys it just as a big umbrella it may not be the best option as it isn't the most practical of umbrellas. It will definitely keep you dry in the rain but if there is a lot of wind then you will struggle to keep a hold of it and if you are planning on going in and out of shops then I recommend you get yourself a smaller one.
                        I now only use it when it is raining hard but in all honesty I think that it might have been a waste of money and I think I am going to have to invest in another umbrella before the winter is over.

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