I don't go on the road without my Peter Pan travel umbrella. It weighs nothing, fits in my pocket or purse, and looks snappy in any of the 8 bright colors we carry. Whether it is raining, snowing, or the sun is blazing this umbrella always protects. One in the car, one kept in my travel bag and/ or purse... I'm set. It also makes a perfect gift. I consider it an Essential!!!