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The Blunt Umbrella - A Robust and Hard-Working Umbrella

This time of year the weather can be changeable to say the least, and as we look forward to those lovely summer days we have the spring showers to get out of the way first. An umbrella is (sadly) still a necessity at this time of year in the UK.

However with those showers we can expect to see some gusty windy days too, so we would recommend choosing a brolly that works well in both rain and wind. In these situations, one umbrella in particular stands out. The Blunt Umbrella.

Exceedingly popular with our customers, the Blunt Umbrella is the ultimate windproof umbrella that has been wind-tunnel tested to cope with the most extreme wind gusts. Its top performance windproof nature, coupled with its quality canopy, makes this a great choice to deal with whatever the weather throws at us.

At Brolliesgalore we have the Blunt Umbrella available in three main sizes: The Blunt Classic, the Blunt XL Golf Umbrella and the Blunt XS Metro folding umbrella.

Where it all began - The Blunt Classic Umbrella

Revolutionary extra-strong windproof Blunt Classic umbrella in Red with Radial Tensioning System. 6 Double struts with telescopic floating ribs. This redirects, transfers and distributes tension right to the edge, where it is needed most. Creating an unflappable, aerodynamic windproof canopy proven on winds up to force 12 (117km/h)! Way beyond the capability of any conventional umbrella. Very generous canopy.
  • Easy-to-grip rubberised handle
  • Stylish tube for extra protection and storage
  • Length including handle 84cm
  • Span when open approx 120cm
  • Weight 640g

When size matters - The Blunt XL Golf Umbrella

The Blunt XL, here in Blue, is a revolutionary extra-strong, extra-large aqua blue windproof umbrella with Radial Tensioning System. 6 Double struts with telescopic floating ribs. This redirects, transfers and distributes tension right to the edge, where it is needed most. Creating a substantial unflappable, aerodynamic windproof canopy which provides effective shelter even in stormy conditions way beyond the capability of any conventional umbrella. Generous golf sized canopy.
  • Easy-to-grip rubberised handle
  • Stylish tube for extra protection and storage
  • Length including handle 94cm
  • Span when open approx 137cm
  • Weight 875g

Compact for the commuter - The Blunt XS Metro

The Blunt XS Metro Folding Umbrella in Yellow features a 2 stage folding mechanism with the strength of Blunt RTS, Blunt“s revolutionary Radial Tensioning System. RTS creates an unflappable, aerodynamic weather canopy. It has been proven in winds up to Force 12 (>117 km/h) - way beyond the capability of any conventional umbrella. And its uniquely hard-wearing design means it will be a pleasure to use, year after year.
  • By Blunt Umbrellas
  • Auto open mechanism
  • 6 ribs
  • Easy-to-grip rubberised handle
  • Stylish tube for extra protection and storage
  • Length including handle 36cm
  • Span when open approx 95cm
  • Weight 373g
Visit our full range of Blunt Umbrellas at Brolliesgalore today.
Created On  9 Apr 2018 12:34  -  Permalink

Bugzz PVC Dome Umbrellas for Kids Back in Stock

The fabulous Bugzz PVC Dome Umbrellas for Kids are now back in stock at Brolliesgalore. Three of the most popular designs in this range had been out of stock for a while, but we now have the Ladybirds and Brollies, the Butterflies & Daisies and the Ponies & Hearts Bugzz Domed umbrellas available once more!

Bugzz PVC Domed Kids Umbrellas Back in Stock at Brolliesgalore

A thank you...

On the subject of the Bugzz Domed umbrellas we definitely need to send out a huge (and belated) thank you to Carol - a blogger, photographer and author of a fantastic family-oriented creative lifestyle blog at She very kindly gave us permission to use a photograph during our website redesign earlier in the year for the Bugzz Category at Brolliesgalore!

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Out of all the lifestyle images that we had looked for, the one of her son splashing about with his Bugzz Frog umbrella just fitted our needs perfectly, and I'm sure you will agree that it is not only a lovely image, but incredibly cute too! We are very grateful to her husband Tony at Oakhouse Photography for allowing us to use the photograph as well. Why not check out more of their work here:

So if you are looking for that last-minute gift idea or stocking filler for the little ones, you still have time to order for delivery before Christmas. Our last posting dates can be found on the front page of our website. But to recap, the last posting date for Standard delivery is tomorrow 20th December, and for Express Delivery it is Thursday 21st December.

Created On  19 Dec 2017 16:08  -  Permalink

Cath Kidston Autumn Umbrella Collection 2017

In our blog this week we thought we would take a look through some more new designs that have appeared on our site at Brolliesgalore this past week. Cath Kidston has released a new collection of designer umbrellas for the Autumn. A well-known household brand, Cath Kidston designs are well known for their lovely floral prints, homeware, bags and accessories. Brolliesgalore has been retailers of the Cath Kidston range of umbrellas for many years and we pride ourselves on providing the Cath Kidston brand values with excellent customer service.

The designer Cath Kidston is one of Britainís most popular retail designers, with her attractive vintage prints and countryside style. Cath Kidston umbrellas are also made by British manufacturers Fulton Umbrellas, so you can be sure of an umbrella that is excellent quality, well made and robust enough to deal with the not-so-accommodating British weather. These new umbrellas display her distinctive and traditional designs, and they are the perfect choice for anyone who appreciates excellent quality with a sense of nostalgia. This season's range features a variety of floral prints using a gorgeous range of colours.

The Cath Kidston Autumn/Winter 2017 Range at Brolliesgalore

Cath Kidston Minilite Folding Umbrella - Beaumont Rose

Manual Minilite folding umbrella features delightfully bold Beaufort Rose design by Cath Kidston over a navy canopy. This umbrella has a matching wrist strap attached to the colour co-ordinated soft-touch handle, perfectly finishing off this stylish folding designer brolly. Very compact and lightweight when folded but this umbrella has a full size cover when open.
  • Manual opening, lightweight aluminium/fibreglass frame, 6 ribs
  • Very compact when folded but with a full size cover when open
  • High performance polyester pongee cover
  • Length including handle 25cm
  • Span when open approx 96cm
  • Weight 240g

Cath Kidston Superslim Mini Folding Umbrella - Trailing Rose

These superslim umbrellas features a trailing rose design by Cath Kidston and bear the Cath Kidston label. The Superslim is the lightest umbrella Fulton have ever produced yet full size when open!
  • 3 stage manual aluminium/fibreglass frame for extra strength and flexibility
  • Exceptionally slim, round, lightweight umbrella
  • Only 3cm wide when folded. Opens to standard size umbrella
  • 6 ribs - rib length: 50cm
  • High performance polyester pongee cover
  • Length including handle 22cm
  • Span when open approx 86cm
  • Weight 138g

Cath Kidston Birdcage Dome PVC Umbrella - Lulworth Flowers

PVC patterned domed umbrella to cover head and shoulders made by Fulton Umbrellas featuring a Lulworth Flowers floral design by Cath Kidston.
  • Manual fibreglass frame for extra strength, 8 ribs
  • Patented extended runner for ease of opening and closing
  • Deep transparent PVC cover for ease of vision when walking
  • Fading blue-to-clear crook handle, tips and ferrule
  • Length including handle 93cm
  • Span when open approx 86cm
  • Weight 560g
Created On  16 Aug 2017 13:46  -  Permalink

Beautiful 'Bonnie' Bisetti Brollies

It's been a busy few weeks at Brolliesgalore as we are working on the redesign of out website. We are just in the midst of ironing out a few issues but once those are completed we hope to have the rejuvenated site up and running for you all soon.

Alongside the website refresh, we have also been busy adding new stock to our site. One particular range of umbrellas that I'm sure will be a hit with our customers is the new Bisetti brollies. We have named these 'Bonnie' since not only are they very pretty, they have a distinctly Scottish flavour to them with flourishes of green and blue tartan among the fabulous floral designs.

There are three models available, each of which you can see below, and they have slight twists in their designs. So whether you prefer flowers over tartan, or tartan over flowers, you will be sure to find the best design for your tastes in this gorgeous range of Bisetti Umbrellas.

Available in three designs: Rose Border, Tartan Border and Ditsy Border; not only do these umbrellas each feature an attractive canopy, but they have been designed with a trusty aluminium frame and fibreglass ribs to offer the optimum balance between strength and weight. The Bonnie Bisetti Brollies also feature a wooden crook handle and beautiful antique brass effect fittings. The canopy provides excellent coverage when opened to its rather capacious 95cm span, keeping you well-sheltered from the elements.

Dimensions of the Bonnie Bisetti Umbrellas:
  • Walking Length Umbrella with trendy tartan canopy
  • Polyester canopy, Aluminium & frame and Fibreglass ribs
  • Wooden Crook Handle
  • Automatic Opening
  • Length 90cm; Span when open 95cm
  • Weight 430g
Created On  14 Jul 2017 12:06  -  Permalink

New Range of Hire Umbrellas for 2017

New Range of Hire Umbrellas at Brolliesgalore for 2017

New Hire Umbrella Brochure & Expanded Range

It has been a few months in the preparation, but we are very happy to announce today that our new and expanded Hire Umbrella brochure for weddings and events is now available online at Brolliesgalore!

Our customers have been asking for more choice, and we listened.

We have expanded the range and options available in our hire umbrellas category, so our customers now have a huge variety of umbrella hire packs from which to choose! All the options are now available to view in our online brochure.

Our Combination Hire Umbrella Packs feature our most popular umbrella hire packs in a range of different styles suitable for a range of events from weddings and garden parties to outdoor gatherings. Choose from our Elegance Hire Pack, featuring our popular Lisbeth and Lily umbrellas in three different colour choices - Ivory, White and Black. Or why not inject some colour with our Spectrum, Tea Party and Chocolate Box Umbrella Hire Packs. We also have the Harlequin Hire Pack, for those looking for a more monochromatic colour scheme, and finally our beautiful floral umbrellas feature in the Flower Power Umbrella Hire Pack. All of these packs come with a delightful umbrella pot, allowing you to provide the umbrellas to your guests in style.

Secondly we have our Pick'n'Mix Umbrella Hire Packs, this expanded range of hire packs feature a smaller quantity of umbrellas per pack, allowing you to mix and match different styles of umbrellas in order to create your own bespoke pack according to your needs. Choose from a wide range of Pick'n'Mix packs which include, our popular Chauffeur Golf Umbrellas, Wedding Walkers, Lily Pagodas, Lisbeth Flounce, Romantica and Battenberg Lace Parasols, not to mention our colourful Rainbow Walker Umbrellas and our ultra-trendy White Bircage Umbrellas for that ultimate retro look.

If you'd like to add a bit of colour to the event, why not mix-and-match your hire umbrellas with our Plain Colour Packs too? These come in packs of 6 umbrellas, and with a huge range of colour options to chose from you will be able to colour coordinate the packs to suit the needs of your event!

Finally, if you need one or two extra umbrellas, be sure to take advantage of the ability to order Extra Single Hire Umbrellas so that you have the exact number of umbrellas you require.

We hope that this expanded range of Hire Umbrellas for 2017 will not only provide you with a wider range of hire packs from which to choose, but also provide a little inspiration for the theme of your event too!
Created On  4 May 2017 12:40  -  Permalink

New Lulu Guinness Umbrellas for Summer 2017

We have added some beautiful new umbrellas to our Lulu Guinness designer range this week at Brolliesgalore. For those who are not familiar with her

Founded in 1989, the Lulu Guinness brand became well known for its unique handbags and beautifully styled lines of accessories. Lulu Guinness's unique creations are sold widely in both department and specialty stores throughout the world, including Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum and Mason in the UK, Brown Thomas in Ireland and Lane Crawford in Hong Kong.

As part of the wide range of accessories, Lulu Guinness has become popular for her stylised umbrella design that typically embraces a palette of black, white, red, with occasional flourishes of pinks and blues. Her walking length umbrellas and birdcage domed umbrellas prove extremely popular with those who have a unique fashion style, and her umbrellas ave received much acclaim for their on-trend patterns and witty design.

For Summer 2017 the collection has been updated with a gorgeous range of fresh designs, and we at Brolliesgalore think these will be very popular with our customers this season. We outline a selection of these below, but to see our full range, why not visit our Lulu Guinness page in our Designer & Brand Umbrellas category today?

New Season's Lulu Guinness Umbrella Designs

Lulu Guinness Birdcage - Lovebirds - PVC Dome Umbrella

Featuring a beautiful pair of Lovebirds in a Birdcage, this domed transparent umbrella to cover head and shoulders by Lulu Guinness and manufactured by Fulton Umbrellas. Patented extended runner for ease of opening and closing. Deep transparent PVC cover for ease of vision when walking. Manual frame, 8 ribs. Features a new improved fibreglass frame for added strength and durability. Shiny silver crook handle.
  • Manual opening, fibreglass frame, 8 ribs
  • Patented extended runner for ease of opening and closing
  • Shiny silver crook handle
  • Deep transparent PVC cover for ease of vision when walking
  • Length including handle 94cm
  • Span when open approx 89cm
  • Weight 500g

Lulu Guinness Superslim Umbrella - Lipstick Handle

With a glossy red lipstick handle, this Superslim umbrella by Lulu Guinnes opens to a full size canopy when fully extended, and features a vivid design of scattered lips on a red canopy. Exceptionally slim, lightweight umbrella, only 5cm wide but opens to standard size umbrella. Special rustproof, reinforced frame designed to withstand inversion in normal wind conditions.
  • Manual opening, 3 stage aluminium/fibreglass frame, 6 ribs
  • Special rustproof, reinforced frame designed to withstand inversion in normal wind conditions
  • Handle in the shape of a lipstick
  • High performance polyester pongee cover
  • Length including handle 24cm
  • Span when open approx 86cm
  • Weight 190g

Lulu Guinness Umbrella Kensington - Heart Hands

This striking black and red Lulu Guinness Heart Hands umbrella features a gorgeous red glossy crook handle and tips. Lightweight fibreglass frame with a stylish design makes this umbrella an ideal gift for fashion lovers. Features a stylish heart hands motif on one panel. Lulu Guinness is one of the world's most covetable and distinctive brands Lulu Guinness has teamed with Fulton to design a glamorous and stylish umbrella range. The iconic prints and designs used are uniquely Lulu Guinness. Together with Fulton's high quality craftsmanship, this makes the ultimate partnership in fashion!
  • Manual opening, lightweight fibreglass frame with wooden shaft
  • Gloss black handle and tips.
  • Lulu Guinness pop stud fastener on tie band
  • Length including handle 90cm
  • Span when open approx 95cm
  • Weight 425g
Created On  28 Apr 2017 14:42  -  Permalink