Traveler Umbrella by Davek is rated
Rated 5 out of
Very happy with this purchase. Umbrella is strong and looks great.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 1 out of
Davek traveller flawed
I am extremely disappointed with the Davek traveller. It has now broken in the same spot twice. Once on the original umbrella, and once on the replacement. This is after minimal use, and no abuse. Both times have been while I have been traveling, as this is why I bought the umbrella.
The gauge of the pressed metal spars is too thin. The spring tension wire exerts too much force where it passes through the spar. Consequently the spar bends, then work hardens and breaks.
I would not recommend anyone buy the Davek traveller. the postage payable to replace the umbrella is unsustainable, particularly considering the premium price paid. I hope davek reengineer this product.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 2 out of
Too Small to be Useful
I purchased this with high hopes at my local AE in Washington, DC. I love the idea of this umbrella because it can be stored vertically in my rather small messenger bag. Unfortunately, the umbrella is simply too small to be useful. Even in a very light rain both of my arms were soaked, and even some of my torso -- not to mention my feet and legs, but that is not as unreasonable. I cannot imagine what a heavy downpour would do to this poor thing.
I could see this working fine for a very short walk if you really needed a small backup umbrella, but if your commute is much longer than a block I would suggest looking at a different model.
Also it's worth noting that I am rather short for a man (5-7), so others would likely find this even less satisfactory. The build quality seems fine and I can't imagine it falling apart, but just be aware of its limitations.
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 2 out of
Fell Apart Afer 5-6 Uses
For the price I paid at my local AE on Newbury Street Boston, I expected it to be at least as well made as my other umbrellas in that price range. After about three uses, one of the spoke caps came off and then a few more uses later, the strap stitching had started to fray and the end cap fell off. It may be that I managed to buy the "lemon," in the lot. Normally AE have extremely high standards. But this item, I found, was a waste of money.
Date published: 2015-09-25
"imported"? Is this code for "made in china"?
Thank you for your question. We apologize for the delay in response. The Traveler Umbrellas are designed by the DAVEK company which is based in New York, but they manufacture these umbrellas in China. When we can, we want all products in our stores to be manufactured in the US. However, when we go outside the US, we look for the best quality products we can source. The DAVEK company is all about authentic quality. Their products are built to endure over time, they are meticulously crafted from the finest materials, combining aesthetic beauty with unsurpassed durability, perfect for the modern consumer.
Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Date published: 2015-03-05
Are your umbrellas available in any other colors besides black?
Thank you for your interest.
While the Davek Traveller umbrella is currently offered in black only, the Davek Solo comes in 4 colors, including green, yellow, and blue. You can find this product through this link:
Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Allen Edmonds Customer Service
Date published: 2013-10-23