Living on the coast of the Bering Sea, we got some occasional wind. By 'some occasional' I mean about 10-12 times a year usually lasting about 10 days during which it would be steady wind at 20-30 with gusts up to 80 or so. I bought one of these in about 2008, it had three hard years of use there before we moved to the Wind River mountains in Wyoming (another place that knows wind.) It was still working fine when I gave it to a fellow teacher who lived in Sitka, Alaska who wanted a tough, reliable umbrella they could count on. Now that I'm in the Alaskan Interior, neither wind nor rain is too much of a problem, so I wanted it to go to a place it'd be appreciated. If I ever go to someplace I need an umbrella, you can be sure I'll buy from these guys again.