Product Type: Nike Golf
Newest Review: ... looked huge and exactly what I was looking for. I was told by the staff in the Nike Store that this particular umbrella was windproof and... more
The Nike umbrella just does it!
Nike Golf 62 Windproof Umbrella
Member Name: ally_kats_mama
Nike Golf 62 Windproof Umbrella
Advantages: Huge, keeps you dry, windproof
Every umbrella I have ever purchased just has not been big enough. Umbrellas made for ladies just always come up too dainty. I think half the time they are made for style rather than for actually keeping you dry! I have plenty of fold up umbrellas and none of them are good enough. And they also tend to be so flimsy. One gust of wind and the spokes usually break or the whole thing turns inside out. It was with this that I decided to buy an umbrella I knew would be big enough - a golf umbrella.
I decided to go to the Nike Store on Oxford Street, London to get a golf umbrella as I know from past experience of shopping there that they have a very extensive golf range plus I really like the Nike brand. The umbrella I purchased is exactly the same as the one pictured aside from it having a Nike Swoosh on the other side as well. It is black and a carbon type colour and then black again in that pattern. It has a long black handle with a rubber grip for ease and comfort. When I picked the umbrella up in the store, I was surprised by how lightweight it was. I expected a golf umbrella to be really heavy but this one is surprisingly light which is an added bonus! I didn't open the umbrella in store as I feel it is bad luck but they did have one on display and it looked huge and exactly what I was looking for. I was told by the staff in the Nike Store that this particular umbrella was windproof and they could guarantee that it would not blow inside out. They told me that it is used on the toughest and windiest golf courses for that exact reason.
The first time I used this umbrella was a couple of weeks after purchase - it was awful weather - cold, windy and loads of rain. So out came my new Nike umbrella for the afternoon when I was picking up my daughter from school in the worst weather conditions to be out in! I was even more surprised by the size of the umbrella when I opened it up. It covered me completely and was like a dome around me. The wind wasn't hitting me, the rain wasn't touching me - it was absolutely perfect. It also never budged once in the wind. The wind was really howling across but the umbrella really withstood it. I suddenly understood how the staff in the Nike Store could guarantee that this would not succumb to windy weather.
The rubber grip around the handle is really comfortable when holding it. It has grooves in the rubber for each of your fingers and it is really soft and just comfortable - a massive improvement on a wooden handle!
The size of the umbrella is absolutely fantastic - both my daughter and I fit under it perfectly without any problems and neither of us get wet. The rain just run off of the umbrella with ease. It is a great umbrella and a great buy.
The umbrella cost me £29.99 in the Nike Store which may seem a little expensive but seeing how much I have spent on umbrellas that are just not good enough or break easily over the last couple of years I think this one will be worth it. I think it will be long lasting and also, you are paying for a brand name. The quality of the umbrella speaks for itself and I am more than happy with the price I paid for it as now I no longer get wet!