About Us

About Claritas

Claritas commenced trading in 1946. They have had premises in Central London, Harrow, Greenwich and now Halesworth from where they supply wholesale to the retail trade, educational and corporate bodies.

Claritas own the highly respected Hilkinson, Hilkin and Solus brands and are also major suppliers of leading brands such as Lumagny, Waltex, Yamax, Silva, Suunto and Kasper & Richter.

With the ever dwindling number of independent retailers supplying the public, it was decided in 2002 to set up a website offering Claritas products direct to the public.

We consider our customers’ security a priority. Our checkout is SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encrypted and approved by Verisign and payments are processed by market leaders WorldPay and PayPal. We do not, and will not share any information we have with third parties.

All goods are dispatched via Royal Mail or DPD by our vastly experienced packing department.

The Claritas staff are excellent at processing orders and more than capable of dealing with returns, damaged goods and complaints in the unlikely event that these should arise.


We try to be as transparent as possible with our pricing. The price you see is what you pay – there are no hidden extra charges. How often do you see something that looks good value until you arrive at the point of paying for it and find a large delivery charge or that the price quoted didn’t include VAT? It has been our policy right from the start to show all inclusive prices.

Orders received by 3pm, Monday to Friday, are normally despatched that day by Royal Mail. If you want expedited delivery, please select FedEx Next Day in the cart. Deliveries by FedEx are Monday to Friday only.

For your peace of mind, all online payments are handled by a secure WorldPay site. We also accept payments using PayPal. Our checkout is SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encrypted and approved by Verisign. Should you prefer to order by post or phone, click the ‘Ordering Offline’ button. We also ship to selected countries outside the UK. Click the button below to see a full list.

We have attempted to include as much information as possible to help you select the right product, but, if you require extra information, please send a message via the ‘Contact’ page and we will endeavour to help.

Site navigation is, we hope, straightforward. ‘About’ gives a background to who Claritas are and what we do, ‘Products’ details the items we sell by category. ‘Contact’ and ‘Terms & Conditions’ are probably self-explanatory.

Claritas have traditionally sold their products through the retail trade and to educational and corporate bodies and we would be delighted to submit a quote for larger volumes. If you would like more information about this, please use the form on the ‘Wholesale’ page.

UK Government organisations, Local Authority establishments and Educational bodies are eligible for 30 days instant credit. Simply fax an official order to 01986 874788 or email it to enquiries@claritas-online.co.uk