ALPKIT: Five Gift Ideas for Climbers

Gift Splash, 171 kb

alpkit, 27 kb

There was a time when we had a lot of time free, so we stumbled into the outdoors. We worked in a gear shop, saved some cash, and got ourselves kitted out. We travelled, did some routes and life was good. Then our kit started falling apart, we were no longer students and we realised the cost of replacing it. As we waited to pick up yet another x-xtra large fleece in the sales we patched up our waterproofs and wore an extra jumper in our smelly sleeping bags.

During this time we realised that the passing years had taught us something, we had the experience to create something new.

And somewhere therein lays the real story of how™ was born. Born out of the passion for outdoor activity and not accepting the costs involved in getting quality kit in our sacks. Four ordinary people trying to make some thing extraordinary. And why™? it's just a name.. we go to the alps, we climb, we paddle, we board, we visit our in laws.. we produce kit.. we didn't want it to be complicated.

1. Phud/Woomf Combo - £100.

Phud /Woomf deal, 16 kb

Gain valuable landing area with the Phud/Woomf deal. Simply purchase a Phud and Woomf online and receive the both of them for £100 (excludes the new Swirl editions). Phud uses Ballistic Nylon, is a hinge design and is made up of two layers of foam. At 10 cm thick and with a landing surface of 130 x 100 cm it is a large size pad giving a reassuring landing area as you gain height.

Woomf is a compact pad ideal for small cars and traveling to your favourite boulder destination. A 'Taco' style mat which means it has a continuous top layer of foam and is covered in a Ballistic Nylon Shell, so is very resistant to abrasion and tearing. With a landing zone of 100 x 75 cm, it is a light and convenient bouldering mat suitable for everyday use or as a secondary mat, but still offers a high level of crash protection.


2. SkyeHigh 1000 - £110

SkyeHigh 1000, 15 kb

With the winter months approaching, the SH1000 is the cushiest in the range, for budding alpine stars and winter aficionados, perhaps off on a trip of a lifetime to Africa or Asia. With a comfy rating of -16, 90/10 goosedown, box construction, cotton storage bag and compression sack and is available in short, regular and long lengths.

The shell is made from a very soft lightweight micro ripstop DWR nylon fabric and have then been lined with 300l Tactel nylon. The SkyeHigh range makes the perfect partner, with all the features of many higher priced models, a real synthetic alternative.


3. Bulb - Bright Unmanned Light Beacon - £15

Bulb, 9 kb

Illuminate your camping environment with a Bright Unmanned Light Beacon. BULB works great in large communal tents, balanced on the edge of your camping table or hanging from a tree.

It has a power output of 136 lumens, weighs 200gms and has High (16hr), Low (35hr) and Flashing modes. Hold down the button for three seconds to unlock the secret flashing mode, useful in emergencies.. such as when you forget where you left your tent. Comes with 3 AA batteries.


4. MytiPot - £40

MytiPot, 6 kb

A cast iron pot would work great for cooking up a chunky mountain vegetable stew, but boy you wouldn't want to carry it far. The MytiPot is a 1350 ml titanium cooking pot with versatile lid and removable handle. Pair it up with a MytiMug and cook dinner for your entire family. Weighs in at a total of 172 gms with handle and lid.


5. Filet -£60.

Filet, 21 kb

The Filet is packed with 700+ fill power 90/10 goosedown to keep you snuggly warm during the Autumn months. It comes with 2 hand-warmer pockets, microfleece collar, down baffle and no sleeves (a real bonus when it is not so chilly or you are engaged in manual work such as chopping logs). When a full down jacket is excessive just throw on your down vest, Filet is a practical layer of insulation that you will want to take anywhere..


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