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Wildcat Relaunch

Wildcat Relaunch

The observant among you may have noticed that Wildcat Gear actually shut up shop in February of this year (2019).  Beth and Ian who had started Wildcat a decade ago made the tough decision to close the doors after realising they just couldn't commit the time required to make the business work. Wildcat had taken a backseat to their young family and a house move from Wales to Scotland signalled what felt like the right time to wind the business down.   Around the same time Steven Shand was taking a step back from his day to day role at the bicycle...

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Project Cuben

Project Cuben

What is Cuben Fibre? It is a non-woven laminate of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene fibre monofilaments and polyester films. Cuben for short. Developed as a sail cloth, it is a very light weight and supple fabric, and has extremely strong rip resistance. Why use it for bikepacking luggage? Making gear as light as possible is what we do. Cuben was a way in which we could push the boundaries even further, reducing our luggage weight by more than half. The set up you see here shows a comprehensive yet ultra-minimal bikepacking setup suited to multi-day self-supported racing:   Total dry...

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Review: Aidan Harding tests Wildcat Gear at Iditabike

Review: Aidan Harding tests Wildcat Gear at Iditabike

Last year, Aidan Harding asked us to provide bikepacking gear for his upcoming Iditarod race.Here, he has written down his experiences of the kit (including our bags) during the 1000 mile extreme-condition race. In February 2014, I set off on the Iditarod Trail Invitational. 1000 miles of racing across Alaska with unknowns in every mile. There was bound to be cold, snow, ice, and emptiness. As for anything else the trail might throw up, I'd just have to figure that out when I got there.It was my second time in the 1000 mile race and third time racing in Alaska...

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Review: Ben Rockett tests Wildcat Snow Leopard on Baffin Island in the Arctic Circle

Review: Ben Rockett tests Wildcat Snow Leopard on Baffin Island in the Arctic Circle

In March 2014 Ben Rockett took a Wildcat Gear Snow Leopard frame bag on a 2-week expedition to become the first person ever to ride a bike across Canada's Baffin Island.Tucked up in the Arctic circle North of Canada, Baffin Island endures extremely low temperatures with an annual average of -10°C and winter temperatures of -30°C. Being equipped for such cold temperatures is essential for survival in those conditions.Upon his triumphant return, we asked Ben to write about his experience with our bag in Arctic conditions. For the expedition on Baffin Island I required a storage solution that would keep...

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Bespoked‚ Best in Show!

Bespoked‚ Best in Show!

Wildcat Gear are really pleased to report that the judges at 2015 Bespoked, Bristol awarded us 'Best in Show' in the category 'Cycling Goods and Design Show'.   Bespoked is an amazing show full of the most desirable and finely crafted bikes and accessories, so it's an amazing honour to have been picked out for this award.A big thank you to everyone who helped us get the show stand looking so good and everyone who made the time to visit us and say hello! It was really great to finally meet so many of our customers and put friendly faces...

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