This is a great idea! The material is highly reflective-my son told me it was almost hard to look at. the only reason I did not give it 5 stars is for the construction. Upon the initial opening it turned inside out the ribs were so tight. Hopefully it will loosen up. I will keep it though, the material is great and could be cut up and sewn onto other items when it is no longer useful as an umbrella.
This umbrella is highly reflective which is great for moving around at night. Its also very compact and still very well made. Purchase with confidence!!