I have placed this in my backpack to take with me to the High School football games. I chaperone the marching band and with as busy as we get, when it rains we don't always have the opportunity to use umbrellas. I love that it's small enough to fit while durable enough to use over and over. This football season is just about over (we're currently in the playoffs) and I have used it many times so far. When I get home after the game, I just hang it up in the garage til dry, fold it up and put it back in my bag for the next time. Perfect option for me!!!