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Dec 11, 2008
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Umbrellas

I know this may not be an interesting discussion but I just lost my LONDON FOG umbrella. Had it for over 8 years and I am crushed. The quality and size was perfect. Never an issue with wind or rain. Now I don't know if I can find anything similar in quality anymore. Not even sure if London Fog makes the same umbrella as I don't see it on their website anymore.

What do you guys use?

I want high quality, auto open, wood or sturdy construction.
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Nov 29, 2017
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If you lost it in the TTC or GO then check their lost and found
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Omakase wrote: If you lost it in the TTC or GO then check their lost and found
I plan to call and ask but I am just assuming it's a lost cause
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speedyforme wrote: I plan to call and ask but I am just assuming it's a lost cause
They will ask you for the date and umbrella description, it happens a lot.
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I used to have a Fulton umbrella and it was alright, but the wind got under it one particularly bad day and it flipped and a spoke broke. It eventually tore and I had to get rid of it.

I use the Amazonbasics one with the wind vent now, and it's actually pretty close to how the Fulton one was. The size is roughly the same, the opening mechanism is identical, and it has a wind vent so hopefully it'll fare better than my old one did.
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My Fulton plastic birdcage umbrella is on its last legs because the plastic is torn at the apex. The umbrella is not that old! It's great for wind because of the shape, and it's see-thru.
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Sep 16, 2004
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I agree the London fog umbrellas be great.
My brother lost a brand new unused one in a rental car on vacation in the Caribbean.
When he called the company, obviously they said they did not see it.
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speedyforme wrote: I plan to call and ask but I am just assuming it's a lost cause
GO to their lost and Found office.
I lost my lunch bag with something VERY important in it and a small amount of money and I thought it was a lost cause also. Honestly who would want a crappy lunch bag complete with dirty dishes? Figured they would take the cash and dump the rest in the closest garbage bin.
I was forced to go to the LnF office because of the important item (that would not likely look important to a casual looker). They asked for a description, said wait a minute...then they came back with my crappy lunch bag in hand which I immediately grabbed from them to look for the (unlikely looking) important item...OMG it was there. I couldn't believe my good luck and surprise that it hadn't been tossed. BTW...the dishes were still dirty :(
Then they said you had $xx.xx in there (I had forgotten about and was way down on the importance list). So they opened up the cash register and gave me back my cash!!!

I was very amazed at the efficiency of the TTC staff and their LnF procedures. Someone found it at the end of the line, turned it in and was delivered to the LnF where it was catalogued and saved for the owner to pick up!
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https://www.ttc.ca/Customer_Service/Lost_articles.jsp
Lost Articles
Lost something on the TTC?
If you have lost something on the TTC, there's a good chance that we have it. Every year, TTC staff and riders find hundreds of items on our vehicles and properties. We record each item into a database so we can do a quick search when you contact us.

All items found on TTC property by our employees or turned in by riders are sent to the TTC Lost Articles Office at 2 p.m. the next business day.
Lost Articles Office
You will find the Lost Articles Office in the Bay subway station. The office is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays. You can also call us at 416-393-4100, Monday to Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. (except statutory holidays).

Bay Station is not an accessible subway station. If you are travelling with a mobility device or have difficulty accessing TTC Lost Articles Office, please call in advance for assistance.

Unclaimed articles are sold at Police Auctions Canada
The TTC sells all unclaimed articles by auction at Police Auctions Canada This is an external site and it will open a new window. You will find cameras, video equipment, umbrellas, sports equipment, electronic items, tools, jewelry and even computers for sale.
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FLAWSOME wrote: GO to their lost and Found office.
I lost my lunch bag with something VERY important in it and a small amount of money and I thought it was a lost cause also. Honestly who would want a crappy lunch bag complete with dirty dishes? Figured they would take the cash and dump the rest in the closest garbage bin.
I was forced to go to the LnF office because of the important item (that would not likely look important to a casual looker). They asked for a description, said wait a minute...then they came back with my crappy lunch bag in hand which I immediately grabbed from them to look for the (unlikely looking) important item...OMG it was there. I couldn't believe my good luck and surprise that it hadn't been tossed. BTW...the dishes were still dirty :(
Then they said you had $xx.xx in there (I had forgotten about and was way down on the importance list). So they opened up the cash register and gave me back my cash!!!

I was very amazed at the efficiency of the TTC staff and their LnF procedures. Someone found it at the end of the line, turned it in and was delivered to the LnF where it was catalogued and saved for the owner to pick up!
FLAWSOME wrote: https://www.ttc.ca/Customer_Service/Lost_articles.jsp
Lost Articles
Lost something on the TTC?
If you have lost something on the TTC, there's a good chance that we have it. Every year, TTC staff and riders find hundreds of items on our vehicles and properties. We record each item into a database so we can do a quick search when you contact us.

All items found on TTC property by our employees or turned in by riders are sent to the TTC Lost Articles Office at 2 p.m. the next business day.
Lost Articles Office
You will find the Lost Articles Office in the Bay subway station. The office is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays. You can also call us at 416-393-4100, Monday to Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. (except statutory holidays).

Bay Station is not an accessible subway station. If you are travelling with a mobility device or have difficulty accessing TTC Lost Articles Office, please call in advance for assistance.

Unclaimed articles are sold at Police Auctions Canada
The TTC sells all unclaimed articles by auction at Police Auctions Canada This is an external site and it will open a new window. You will find cameras, video equipment, umbrellas, sports equipment, electronic items, tools, jewelry and even computers for sale.
Thanks. I called and they said it's not in but to call the again next week as it may turn up later.
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Oct 13, 2008
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My umbrella ... purchased from Taiwan. Very Compact (about 25cm when folded up).

Press the button it opens up.

Press the button again it closes.

Cost: NT$250.
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If you want to lay a beatdown get something better

https://unbreakableumbrella.com/
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I also lost my London Fog, and haven't found a good replacement since. This was an older version, the newer stuff's quality isn't the same.
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For a good cheap option the Ultimate umbrella at Marks Work Warehouse is pretty good. They also have a smaller one that has a button to open and pressing it a second time closes it.
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Another vote for Fulton Umbrellas - I have the push button one to open and close - lasted me approx. 5 yrs and still going on strong.

If I lose this one or it breaks on me, might try the Amazon one that is cheaper. You can get Fulton umbrellas at the Bay or Shoppers.

FS: Nothing at the moment
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I buy 5 cheap ones from Aliexpress every year and throw them away when they break, and I don't worry about losing them (have a London Fog raincoat which has lasted over a decade)

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