Carlton is a sports brand founded in Britain. It develops and produces rackets since 1946. Up to this day, their design- and development department is still located in Britain.
Carlton is driven by love and passion for badminton as a sport, but also expertise and the will to innovate. It is a brand that completely focuses on badminton. They want to make the difference for the player. Constant innovation is the key to create the best equipment, and Carlton is one of the leaders in development of badminton. Some of their notable innovations are: the worlds first full metal racket, the first one-piece graphite racket and they invented the synthetic shuttle. Carltons Nylon shuttle is famous all around the world, in fact, they claim to have sold more nylon shuttles than any other brand around the world. But Carlton has a lot more than that. Currently, their assortment consists of Shuttlecocks, Shoes, Sportswear, Rackets, Grips and Bags.
Carlton understands that every badminton player needs different equipment. Using this information, they try to create a perfect combination of products for each player. Some of the worlds best players have won tournaments using Carlton products, for example, Olympic medalist Nathan Robertson was one of the players using Carlton as well as Hans-Kristian Vittinghus.
Carlton Rackets: The most popular Carlton rackets are the Kinesis series and the Vapour series. The Kinesis rackets are among the rackets with the highest speed, and the Vapour series is an allround series, but there is much more choice.
Carlton Shoes: If you want a bit more affordable shoe, Carlton might be the perfect choice for you. With a price around 45 euro’s, their shoes are popular amongst the recreational players.
Carlton Grips: Carlton has created the aerogear series which consist of tacky grips as well as grips with extra absorption.
Carlton Shuttlecocks: The Carlton nylon shuttles are widely popular, but they also offer some great feather shuttles such as the Carlton GT1 shuttles.
Carlton Sportswear: If you are looking for some cheaper clothes, you should take a look at Carlton’s collection. Their Sportswear is not as expensive as other brands, while still maintaining the durability.
Carlton Bags: Carlton offers the Airblade bags as a backpack, racketbag and a squarebag. The Kinesis tour is their top model, available as 2 compartment bag or 3 compartment bag.