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5 out of 5 based on 36 reviews
Spencer Maley  |  California
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Spencer Maley rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Spencer Maley

A Warm Welcoming Family, An Incredibly Made Product:

To preface this review, I've been following Arkonik for several years now on various social media channels and have consistently been a fan of the quality that they have produced. Recently, I left my home in California to begin a photography trip around the world which has led me to the U.K. I had the idea in the back of my mind that I would contact Arkonik upon my arrival and see if they would be kind enough to allow me to pop in and have a look around. When I arrived in London, I dropped them a line asking if I could come by and take some photos for them. A short time passed and I received a warm response email from Andy Stacey thanking me for reaching out and graciously inviting me over to Somerset to come visit, even going so far as to arrange for a personal pickup for me from nearby Bath. From the moment I stepped foot into Arkonik HQ, I was greeted with smiles and handshakes, from literally everyone. When I was given the tour around the multiple offices and work bays, everyone seemed to have known I was coming. "You're Spencer, right? It's lovely to meet you finally." I truly have never known hospitality like this. I honestly have less welcoming relatives. After the tour was over, I was given carte blanche access to the entire operation to photograph whatever my heart desired. This even included setting up a fairly involved piece of equipment in the sanding bay which the boys all happily worked around. Around 1 p.m., Lauren from the office tapped my shoulder and informed me that a recently completed Defender 110 was due to be taken out and photographed in a nearby picturesque patch of woodland. I absolutely jumped at the opportunity! I opened the rear hatch and placed my equipment in the back and what a sight I was greeted by: immaculate diamond plate flooring, beautiful leather seating, rugged dials and handles, a truly incalculable number of beautiful nuances; a truly awe-inspiring creation. On the excursion, I was joined by the in-house photographer, Sam, and the managing director of Arkonik, Andy Hayes. It was absolutely astonishing to me that the CEO of the company hand tested every single one of the vehicles to make sure it met his exacting standards of quality. During the drive out to the shoot location, Andy passionately spoke about the philosophies that drive his company: an unceasing attention to detail, a strong belief in his product, and handcrafted perfection down to the last nut and bolt. It was the strong, innate impulse within him to take things old and breathe new life into them that has formed Arkonik into what it is today. That, and an amazingly gifted set of boots on the ground in each bay and office. At the end of the day, Andy was really interested in my input as a fresh pair of eyes, and to that end, this is what I saw: Everyone at Arkonik is open-minded to new ideas and to growth. They operate as a tight-knit family and the overall mood in the building is one of jovial comradery. Each Defender is a beautifully made labour of love crafted exactly to each customer's specific tastes. I couldn't be happier about sending that email, this is an experience I'll treasure for years to come. Truly the highlight of my time in the United Kingdom.

Joe Acuna  |  Texas
  |  CHURCHILL
Joe Acuna rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Dominic Applegate  |  Georgia
  |  FURY
Dominic Applegate rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Samir Patel  |  Ohio
  |  URBAN-FLO
Samir Patel rates this vehicle as 5 stars
D.Shane Conner  |  South Carolina
  |  BECK
D.Shane Conner rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Susan Orloff  |  Illinois
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Susan Orloff rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Chris Finch  |  Washington
  |  PENNINE
Chris Finch rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Brian Broderick  |  Alaska
  |  DENALI
Brian Broderick rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Steve Lyttleton  |  Texas
  |  NERO
Steve Lyttleton rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Tristan Manning  |  Washington
  |  TROJAN
Tristan Manning rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Jeff Jennings  |  New Jersey
  |  AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Jeff Jennings rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Michael Sword  |  North America
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Michael Sword rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Leandro Amorim  |  Brazil
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Leandro Amorim rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Tres Blair  |  Montana
  |  EVEREST
Tres Blair rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Robert Buchanan  |  Arizona
  |  ARKON X2
Robert Buchanan rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Jack R Menashe  |  Oregon
  |  MADELEINE
Jack R Menashe rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Keenan Alexander  |  Colorado
  |  STANLEY
Keenan Alexander rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Gene Sanders  |  Virginia
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Gene Sanders rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Brian Broderick  |  Alaska
  |  DENALI
Brian Broderick rates this vehicle as 5 stars
PB Brown Defender   |  United States
  |  Arkonik Advocate
PB Brown Defender  rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Brian K Eckerson  |  Germany
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Brian K Eckerson rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Landyfans  |  United States
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Landyfans rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Christopher Cracraft  |  Pennsylvania
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Christopher Cracraft rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Pantelis Giamarellos  |  Greece
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Pantelis Giamarellos rates this vehicle as 5 stars
RunningOver  |  United States
  |  Arkonik Advocate
RunningOver rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Ed Cole  |  United States
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Ed Cole rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Youngzk489  |  United States
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Youngzk489 rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Mark Fletcher  |  Oregan
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Mark Fletcher rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Brad Pearce  |  Colorado
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Brad Pearce rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Dennis True  |  United States
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Dennis True rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Mark Poole  |  Trotton
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Mark Poole rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Juan Mas  |  Venice
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Juan Mas rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Tom Folliard  |  Virginia
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Tom Folliard rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Tricia Care  |  Virginia Beach
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Tricia Care rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Sean Paone  |  Charlotte
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Sean Paone rates this vehicle as 5 stars
Nick Helm  |  United States
  |  Arkonik Advocate
Nick Helm rates this vehicle as 5 stars