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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Why Gilley?
Why Gilley?
Why Gilley?
Why Gilley?
Why Gilley?
Why Gilley?

Wet to dry in seconds

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

We’ve all been there. You step inside to escape the rain, but you may as well have brought the weather in with you — your brolly is dripping everywhere. Leave it in a corner to dry, only to forget it? Not with Gilley.

Dry outside. Dry inside.

Gilley has a unique, hard, watertight case to ensure zero drips. Simply pop your umbrella back into it when wet, lock the top, and pop it in your pocket or bag.

Wind & weather resistant

The weather is unpredictable, but you can always rely on your Gilley. With double layered vents, a reinforced frame, and aluminium shaft, it has you covered in winds of up to 30mph.

Compact & light

Think of a 500ml reusable water bottle. Now make it even slimmer and lighter. Easy on the eye and even easier to carry, Gilley is your ultimate commuting companion.

“Super lightweight and strong, makes it easy to hold and carry around in your rucksack. There's a lot of attention to detail in the design of every aspect. I'll hold onto it for a long time”

Cecilia F. - London

“I really like the pop and clink when you pull the umbrella out of the case. It feels like a new and different experience when using an umbrella. Also, the handle provided more stability in wind gusts than other umbrella handles.”

Molly C. - London

“I've been using the Gilley for a few weeks now. It's always in my bag so I barely have to think about it and if it rains, I take it out of the case at the end of the day or every other day to dry out when I get home. Pretty easy all around! ”

Oliver M. - New York
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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 chats in the pub to late hours in the design studio, we've poured everything into engineering an umbrella for modern life.

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

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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.

Air dry the umbrella within 24 hours of use.

Will it blow inside out?

Windproof up to 30mph

What are the handle options?

To use the case as an optional handle, screw the bung/small handle into the open end of the case. Twist right until secure.

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?

It 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.

Is the Gilley trackable?

The design of the case inherently makes the Gilley difficult to lose, as you can pop the watertight case into your bag or coat instead of leaving it on the floor to dry somewhere and then forgetting it, which is the case with regular umbrellas.

To ensure it is even less forgettable, we feel that a brolly tracking technology (e.g., an Airtag) is easily attached to the paracord.

How big is the canopy?

98cm diameter

What size and weight is the case?

The case is 25.5cm x 5.5cm and weighs 0.4kg with umbrella.

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 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 delivery. Please note that to be eligible for a refund your
item must not have physical damage to it caused by improper use.

 

2 Year Manufacturer Warranty

 

Your Gilley umbrella has a 2-year limited 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, slight wear and tear or minor defects that don’t impact proper
operation of our products.

The guarantee is immediately void if we notice that repairs have been made or
the products opened by any unauthorised persons.

This guarantee does not affect your rights under statutory law.

When will you deliver outside of the UK?

We've delivered to 40+ countries thanks to our crowdfunding campaign and are eager to continue delivering globally beginning January 2024.