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Summer Shipping and Holiday Times

Wildcat won't be shipping anything from the 27th July until the 4th August 2021. Although the webshop will still be open for orders which will ship as soon as we're back, we won't be available on the phone or email until we return from a break on the 4th August. Any orders received between now and Tuesday the 27th will ship as normal. We'll be out playing on bikes and boats and hope you will be too.      

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Tenkara - flyfishing for the bikepacker

Tenkara - flyfishing for the bikepacker

We're really excited today to finally be able to go live on our website with the new range of Tenkara fishing equipment. What's Tenkara I hear you ask? Ok, Tenkara is a very simple form of flyfishing that originated in Japan nearly 500 years ago. It's a bit like Western style flyfishing but the rod has no reel, just a line attached to the end of the rod. The focus is on the journey to find the fish then the fishing itself, with no distractions over equipment or setting things up. The rods collapse into very small pack sizes making...

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Harnesses vs all-in-one bags

Harnesses vs all-in-one bags

We often get asked about our harnesses and why we've gone down the route of pairing a harness with a drybag, versus the alternative which is an all-in-one handlebar bag or seatpack. I'll try and outline my thinking here as best as I can.1) Easy unpacking. This is the biggie for me and it ties in with some of the other reasons too. The scenario I keep coming back to is getting to my camp spot, it's late and it's wet. Once I get my shelter up, I can very quickly remove my drybag from my harness(es) and dive under...

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Shipping delays - April 2021

*** UPDATE ***  Shipping is now back to normal from 19th April onwards. *** UPDATE *** Just a quick note that shipping will be slightly slower for most of the month of April. For the UK, we normally try and get most orders out the same day for next day delivery. From the 8th of April, due to changes with our carrier, that might not always be possible. We will still aim for that but if you really, really need something next day, drop us an email first just to check what the current situation is and see what we can...

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Made in Britain

Made in Britain

MiB. Made in Britain. We get asked quite a lot about where our products are made, it seems like it's important to people. And it's important to us. All of the Wildcat products are made in the UK. Not because we're jingoistic flag waving loonies but because it makes sense. If we're not manufacturing ourselves, we use factories that are close to us, that way, we're not filling containers and shipping half way around the globe, we can get to know the people we're working with and (in normal times) visit their workplace easily and get to know them and...

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