Contour cameras: back from the brink

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Much-loved bullet camera makers return

Easy & stylish Roam 2
Easy & stylish Roam 2

When Contour suddenly shut its doors last August and subsequently entered receivership, there was a gasp of surprise from their customers and fans.  While there were some early quality issues under the Vhold R name and some riders preferred GoPro’s chest mount friendly form factor, the company’s Roam bullet camera line certainly had its fans- and no one likes to see outdoor companies go under.  Good news, then, from UK resellers Ultra Sport Europe:  the firm has been purchased and is re-launching under new leadership.  Better still, cameras will be back in stock around the end of this week.

Full-featured Contour+2

“We are pleased to inform you that Contour has been purchased by Clarke Capital Partners and is in the process of relaunching the business under new leadership. As a result we believe that customers will benefit from the continued development of world-class cameras and accessories. We also look forward to supporting our retail partners with a dramatic improvement in marketing programs. This restructuring should be completed in the next few weeks and will result in a seasoned and focused leadership team intent on building the Contour brand and continuing to develop world-class cameras and accessories.”

Ultra Sport is currently taking orders for both the £360/$350 Contour+2 and the £170/$230 Contour ROAM2 at  Availability between now and the new year is said to be limited, so anyone needing a camera before the holidays would do well to order earlier rather than later.  Going forward, look for new cameras and accessories from the reborn brand.

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