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Sneak peek: Vulpine prepares new clothing designs

First new styles since brand changed ownership are on the way

Over the next few months cycle clothing company Vulpine plans to introduce its first new styles since being acquired by new owners. 

Vulpine, which focuses mostly on urban clothing, has been acquired by North Lane Group, a subsidiary of SportPursuit. Vulpine is one of a group of standalone brands NLG own.

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This will start with a reworked merino wool range (pictured) – which will include some new and some redesigned pieces – a new take on the Portixol Waterproof Jacket (we reviewed the Hoy Vulpine Men's Portixol Waterproof Jacket back in 2016), a totally new commuting backpack, and a tweaked Harrington (we reviewed a previous version four years ago). More is promised after that. 

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"We've been hard at work getting previous favourite styles back up and running and putting new ideas into development," says Mark Lockie, Partnerships & Social Manager at Vulpine.

"We're very much alive and kicking, but we want to ensure we take the brand back to where it once was in a sensible, financially sustainable manner, with a focus on quality. 

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"Whilst we've sorted a lot of customer issues that arose during our 'turbulent' period, we'd encourage any of your readers that still have outstanding issues to get in touch via support [at] vulpine.cc. We'll do our best to sort everything we can, even if it relates to the previous owners (or previous, previous owners!)."

Vulpine entered administration back in 2017, and was then acquired by Mango Bikes before eventually moving to North Lane Group.

Head over to vulpine.cc to see the current range.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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