We bought this umbrella based on other reviews for our trip to the Outer Banks, which is notoriously windy. So this year we were there during tropical storm / hurricane Chris, and the entire week we had strong 25+ mph winds. On the first day, very few other people dared to raise an umbrella due to the wind, but we were anxious to test out our new umbrella. It did not disappoint. The wind did not faze the canopy! I also loved how easy it was to set up. No more trying to get the post far enough into the sand to remain in place. The base filled with sand worked like a dream. I did hand out a few of the cards that come with the umbrella, I think several of our friends are planning to buy one for next year's trip.