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TransAlp Bikepacking

From Germany to Italy off road across the Alps in six and a half days, via Austria and Switzerland – by a Yorkshire Man who lives in France. A short video from Gairy Mannion: You can read more of Gairy’s alpine exploits at his blog: http://gairy.co.uk/ Well done Gairy – it’s always a pleasure to see our gear […]

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The Clouded Leopard

There are quite a few of our Leopards out in the wild now, but not so many Clouded Leopards. We thought it was time to throw the spotlight on them a little. While the Leopard is our main full triangle frame bag, the rarer Clouded Leopard appears in a smaller form to fit around frame […]

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Trans Cambrian Way

The Trans Cambrian Way (TCW) is a long distance MTB route, conceived by IMBA, that follows a winding route of just over 100 miles from the Welsh Border at Knighton nearly to the sea at Dovey Junction. As a route, it’s challenging both in terms of distance, navigation, trail surface and general lack of facilities […]

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Postage Rates

On Monday 30 April 2012 Royal Mail are increasing their postage rates quite significantly. For first class postage, the rates are set to increase by some 30%. Unfortunately this will have an impact on the postage charges that we pass on to our customers, though we will continue to charge for delivery based on actual […]

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Tour Divide: Interview with Kevin Cunniffe

I met Kevin during the Welsh Ride Thing in 2010. We sipped whisky in the Claerddu Bothy and chatted about the bike adventures we wanted to do. At the top of Kevin’s list was the Tour Divide. When Wildcat Gear was still in its infancy, Kevin contacted us to make a frame bag for him for […]

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Bear Bones 200

This is the first of a short series of reports that look back at some bike packing events that have taken place in this country and abroad, where our gear was used. We’re always interested on how our gear holds up in the toughest conditions. This year was the first year that the Bear Bones 200 […]

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Update: November

It’s been a busy few months at Wildcat HQ. A steady flow of frame bag orders have been keeping us quite busy lately, which is good in many ways but at the expense of finalising the Lioness front pouch and the Tiger seat system. The cold dark winter evenings will surely lend themselves to getting […]

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Update: July

We’ve been a bit behind on the website lately, so here’s a few things to bring you up to date. Boring stuff first: we’re having some building work done at Wildcat Gear HQ. While the builders do their thing, we’ve had to relocate out into the wilds of Wales. It’s so remote that we’re without […]

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Welsh Ride Thing

This is where it all began. My husband, Ian, did the Welsh Ride Thing last year and asked me if I could make a frame bag for his bike. We tried a couple of pre-prototypes to get the shape right, before making one out of ordinary cordura. The first design was a little rough (to […]

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Prototypes

In between our recent frame bag orders, we’ve been working on prototypes for a handlebar harness and a top tube pack. The handlebar harness has been out for testing in the rockiest of trails in the Brecon Beacons, and so far it has held up beautifully. The design offers very ordering zovirax little movement of […]

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