The Sonik Vader X Carp Range comes under the beady eye of Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He's the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week.

THE Sonik Vader X range is set to fly off the shelves.

There are five carp rods in the range, from a 12 ft, 2.75 lb design, to a 4.5 lb Hybrid Spod and Marker model. All are priced under £75, with a buy two, get one free offer, which really got my juices flowing.

Sonik have also launched a matching Vader X 8000 big pit reel, retrieving 1.1 m of line per revolution of the handle. It comes with a spare spool.

To compliment the spod rod, there’s also a Vader X Spod Reel, coming loaded with 200 m of 30 lb braid. Both reels are being launched with a very attractive, sub £50 price tag.

The launch also includes one- and two-piece Vader X 42 in. specimen landing nets.

Finished in black, look out for them at your local Sonik stockist, as they should be on the shelves soon.

Prices: rods from £59.99. Reels £49.99. Landing nets £49.99.