Rated 5 out of 5 by Padre GREAT THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES
With my latest delivery, I received a number of new and exciting items. The one that immediately caught my eyes was the Brooks Brothers Plaid Mini Umbrella. I chose the Navy color and was overwhelmed by its simplicity, beauty, strength, and size.
One of the wonders of this Umbrella is that you can carry it in your Messenger Bag, Briefcase, or simply in your hands.
It is amazing that this "small item" opens to a 42" Umbrella. Of course it may not stop a heavy downpour of rain or snow - but then again, what Umbrella will?
Once more, well done Brooks Brothers!
June 8, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by cordovanlover Umbrellas, yeah!
Before I bought this umbrella, I had a tough choice to make: the Tattersall Umbrella or this Mini Plaid one. Being a student, I opted for the smaller of the two just because it would be a lot easier to carry around in a book bag. Now, I've tried this umbrella in pretty bad weather and, gentlemen, it has done well. In my experience, this umbrella will stand against heavy winds (note: I am not talking about monsoon weather, but winds more likely in a Northeastern city). Also, it is an eye-turner, I caught many heads turned around with such an accessory. While I would still recommend the Tattersall for anyone not inhibited by dozens of books, the Mini Plaid Umbrella is a good, light option.
May 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by modNettuno Perfect
Best umbrella I've ever purchased. It's very compact when closed and fits easily in my briefcase or gym bag. It's surprisingly large when opened. It's a nice city size - doesn't take up the whole sidewalk, but keeps you covered. For the money, can't beat it.
June 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuvMyBrooks Love It & Im From Seattle!
Great umbrella, perfect size to stay dry and still fit in backpack or messenger bag, never feel like Im going to kill someone on the train with it!
February 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Faceliftdr Nice portable Umbrella
What is really great about this umbrella is that you van carry it in your business bag or attache case. Provides good rain protection for an umbrella that folds down this small.
March 2, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steven312 Expected Great Quality!!
As usual my recent purchase was nothing but exemplary of the incredible quality of Brooks Brothers.....You are a pleasure to the industry and the forefront of fashion!!!
January 26, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by LALanie I Bought Navy Plaid & The Black Mini Umbrellas
I bought both this umbrella & the Mini Plaid in navy. To compare, the black is a bit longer at 22" & larger around at 45" coverage arc diameter. The black mini umbrella is a bit heavier and its soft wrist band is unobtrusive and big enough to easily slip over my large women's hand. I love the plaid mini, but black umbrella's handle/wrist loop design is more comfortable & user friendly. The harder, flexible leather/leather like wrist band on this navy plaid can be used to easily hang up on a hook, but the overall loop size & its placement on the handle along with its hardware does lack as it could be better. I can squeeze my medium/largewomen's hand through the loop, but it is uncomfortable doing so.
The handles are the same size on each umbrella, but the push button (black) is located close to the handle edge (bit more convenient) whereas the plaid push button is a good 1/4" up on its metal tube where it connects to the wood handle (not a big deal, but it's more hidden under the umbrella spikes when closed).
The plaid features a nice snap closure on the umbrella & its storage bag/cover plus the storage bag itself is slightly larger in size making it a more user friendly than the black one. The black uses Velcro closures for the bag and for the umbrella when folding it up.
Both open & close quite well.
December 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by NATL Great little unit.
I have the full size unit as well but this one handily fits in the glove box. Nice to have something different in place of the standard black ones you see everywhere.
April 16, 2010