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Gul

Gul is an English brand with a heritage in sailing, surfing and watersports. Gul offer well made, well constructed and tough accessories. The Gul range is huge offering Spray Jackets, Sailing Gloves, Snorkels, Masks, and hats to name only a few. Boylos chose to offer the Gul range because it stands out from the rest, boasting both quality and value.

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About Gul

It was in the early sixties that Dennis Cross, a man with a passion for surfing, decided that enough was enough. Although he loved surfing, the waters of the Atlantic were too cold, especially in winter! He therefore set about designing the first purpose built wetsuit for surfers and in doing so started GUL the brand..

Dennis began designing and making the first Gul wetsuit, this first model consisted of two pieces, a jacket with a beaver tail and separate trousers. This first wetsuit is rumoured to have been made in the back of his split-screen camper at Fistral Beach in Newquay, Cornwall. From this humble beginning, the Gul brand was born.

By the early 70’s, Gul had created the ground breaking one-piece wetsuit, which was named ‘The Steamer’ due to the steam that came from your wetsuit when removing it on cold days! The term ‘Steamer’ is still used to this day to describe a full-length wetsuit. Gul set a trend!

The Gul business continued to grow and by the 1980s Gul had expanded its business into Europe and the rest of the world, supplying all the growing water sports markets with Gul products.

In the late 1990s Gul entered the dinghy sailing market, launching buoyancy aids, drysuits, spraytops and all-purpose boots. The range continued to develop into the wide selection of sports sailing products that Boylos sell today.

Gul has provided sponsorship for some of the highest profile athletes in the world of surf and sail. This has included surfers such as Christian Fletcher, Todd Prestage and Russell Winter. Today the Gul Team is home to inspirational surfers including Mark ‘Egor’ Harris and Tom Butler. Gul is a partner to the Danish Sailing Team, and was proud to sponsor the British Olympic Sailing Team at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Opportunities to license the Gul name have resulted in Gul working with some very well known partners. Gul now license surfboards, watches, luggage, clothing, stationery and toiletries.

Since its inception Gul has produced in excess of 4 million wetsuits to surfers around the world. Gul has become synonymous with quality, innovation and performance. For over 40 years they have been at the forefront of water sports and continue to develop new and exciting products! Please do call 01297 444222 or click info@boylos.co.uk if you want any further information.


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