Korum Fibreglass 50 Umbrella

Bullmoose Jackson

Regular member
May 22, 2019
Hoping for a bit of advice on this...

I have a Korum Fibreglass 50 umbrella.

I have had it for 3 or 4 years, and it gets used maybe twice a month in the depths of Winter - so it really hasn't been heavily used, and it certainly hasn't been abused.

I was very happy with it until recently - it's spacious, can be pegged down neatly and is great for keeping the wind and rain away. Unfortunately, it has recently developed a problem. The central boss (with the green button) that slides up to open the umbrella and then locks in place has started to 'unlock' unexpectedly without warning, collapsing the umbrella suddenly while in use. Not ideal, as it tends to thump my head when it does so!

Has anybody else experienced this?

Having owned the umbrella for four years, it's unlikely to be a 'return to tackle shop' candidate, but I don't want to replace it if it can be fixed somewhat easily. Maybe it's a known issue?

Many thanks,