The umbrella engineered for modern life

Finally an umbrella you’ll hang on to. From London.

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Watertight case
Better for the planet
2-year warranty
Windproof
Lightweight
Watertight case
Better for the planet
2-year warranty
Windproof
Lightweight

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Gone are the days of dripping wet umbrellas inside. Gilley keeps you dry, and itself dry.

You step inside to escape the rain, but your brolly is dripping everywhere. Leave it in a corner to dry, only to forget it? Not with Gilley.

Battle of the umbrellas

We set out to make the best possible umbrella. And we’re yet to find one that compares.

  • Dry after use
  • WIND-RESISTANT
  • ACCOMMODATES TRACKING
  • OPTIONAL HANDLES
  • MODERN DESIGN
  • Yes

  • Yes

  • Easily

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • Dry after use
  • WIND-RESISTANT
  • ACCOMMODATES TRACKING
  • OPTIONAL HANDLES
  • MODERN DESIGN

Gilley

  • No

  • Sometimes

  • Difficult

  • No

  • Sometimes

  • Dry after use
  • WIND-RESISTANT
  • ACCOMMODATES TRACKING
  • OPTIONAL HANDLES
  • MODERN DESIGN

Other

Dry outside. Dry inside.

Hard, watertight case to ensure zero drips. Pop your umbrella back in when wet, lock the top, and put it in your pocket or bag.

Wind & weather resistant

Windproof up to 30mph. The weather is unpredictable, but your Gilley is reliable.

Compact & light

Slimmer and lighter than a 500ml reusable water bottle. Easy on the eye and easier to carry, Gilley is your ultimate commuting companion.

“BEST UMBRELLA!! I didn’t realise how annoying a soggy umbrella in the bottom of my bag actually was until I bought a Gilley. The hard case is genuinely so convenient. The umbrella material itself is also great quality - rain runs straight off like water off a ducks back. Big fan"

Madi G. - London

“I absolutely LOVE my Gilley! I ended up buying not just one, but FOUR so I could give them as gifts. It’s the perfect size and I love that I can put it in it’s self drying canister and throw it into my bag when shopping or the back of my car without it getting everything all wet. I’m very impressed with the quality."

Sara R. - London

“It’s so light that it was actually worth packing in my bag that I had to carry all day for my quick trip to Paris and it came in handy. Passed it around and everyone was surprised by how light it is.”

Emily G. - London
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Founders' story

Hi, I'm Reid. Gilley was dreamt up, designed and tested in London. And because we live here, we know rain.

After far too many long days going to and from Central London with soggy clothes, soaked belongings and rubbish umbrellas that don't work, I learned first-hand why 1 billion are tossed every year.

From the pub to the design studio, we've poured everything into engineering an umbrella for modern life.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

Check out a quick tutorial here

LEFT IS LOOSE, RIGHT IS TIGHT!

To open, unscrew bung using finger grips around paracord by twisting to the left. Then screw the bung into the case by twisting it to the right. Straighten the canopy and roll tightly, then guide the top of the Velcro strap into the case when sealing it in.

Will it blow inside out?

Gilley is windproof up to 30mph.

In fact, we put a Gilley through a wind tunnel recently to test performance, with impressive results. You can watch the test here.

What are the handle options?

Gilley has 2 handle options that both come included as standard: a regular sized umbrella handle, and the case which screws onto the regular sized handle to create a larger, ergonomic handle.

What makes Gilley better for the planet?

1 billion umbrellas end up in landfill each year, mainly because people purchase cheap umbrellas in a panic, which quickly break or are forgotten when they are left somewhere to dry.

We believe in longevity and creating an umbrella of high-quality, so it doesn't fail on you and need replacing. Our focus has been on sustainability through durability and longevity, as it is more efficient to produce something once that will last for years.

There are umbrellas on the market that use recycled materials. Generally, this is recycled material in the canopy. While this is a great initiative, it is very difficult to recycle the material beyond this. So, if these umbrellas break, the problem of waste is still there.

Umbrellas are a mixture of materials, so people would have to separate each material in order to recycle them. How often does that happen?

Our medium term aim is to find a way to use recycled materials while still maintaining the durability and quality that is so important to us. We are currently lining up recycled plastic for the case and considering recycled material for the canopy.

Is it okay to keep the damp umbrella in the case?

Gilley is designed to be stored in the case damp.

There is a hydrophobic coating on the canopy, meaning most of the water slides off before you store it away. It also has a microfibre cap on top of the canopy to soak up any excess moisture away from the canopy itself.

However, like anything that gets damp, we do recommend airing a damp umbrella when convenient, to keep it as fresh as possible. Preferably within 24 hours of use.

How big is the canopy?

98cm diameter, about the same as a regular sized umbrella canopy.

What size and weight is the case?

The case is 25.5cm x 5.5cm and weighs 400g with umbrella (about the same as other similar sized umbrellas).

A typical 500ml water bottle is 26cm x 7cm and weighs 0.86kg full.

What colours are available?

Right now, we have two options: royal blue with either cyan green or grey as the accent colour.

We're expanding the colour range in late 2024, beginning with black. Please reach out to hello@gilley.uk with any requests or suggestions!

Returns and refunds policy

90 Day Guarantee

 

We hope you love your Gilley umbrella, but if you don't we
will offer a 90 day money-back guarantee, no questions asked.

Our 90-day money-back guarantee is for all umbrella purchases only, starting
from the date of order. Please note that to be eligible for a refund your
item must not have physical damage to it caused by improper use (like throwing it out of a plane).

 

2 Year Manufacturer Warranty

 

Your Gilley umbrella has a 2-year guarantee
commencing from the date of purchase. Our guarantee will cover free of charge
any product faults, defects, and irregularities. It does not include damage due
to improper use (like throwing it out of a plane).

This guarantee does not affect your rights under statutory law.

Do you do corporate branding?

Yes, we do. Please get in touch at hello@gilley.uk and we can provide more details.

I'm interested in becoming a distributor for Gilley

That's awesome, we'd love to hear from you. Drop us a note at hello@gilley.uk and let's speak.

I have a question, how can I get in touch?

We'd love to hear from you, please say hello at hello@gilley.uk and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

When will you deliver outside of the UK?

We're constantly expanding the number of countries we ship to, and are able to offer free delivery to many of those.

If we dont currently deliver to your country, please get in touch at hello@gilley.uk and we'd be happy to help make it happen.