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The Short Story

There was a time when we had a lot of time free, so we stumbled into the outdoors. We worked in an outdoor 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 Alpkit.com™ was born. Born out of the passion for outdoor activity and not accepting the costs involved in getting quality equipment in our sacks. Four ordinary people trying to make some thing extraordinary. And why Alpkit.com™? it's just a name.. we go to the alps, we climb, we ride, we paddle, we swim, we run, we board, we visit our in laws.. we produce kit.. we didn't want it to be complicated.

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REVIEW: Alpkit's New Glove Range

Alpkit's New Glove Range

Decent gloves don't tend to come cheap, but this season Alpkit have pulled off an affordable range that we think compares well with pricier alternatives. Dan Bailey road tests four models.


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REVIEW: Alpkit Bouldering Mats - Origin, Mujo, and Project

Alpkit Bouldering Mats - Origin, Mujo, and Project

Over the past few years Alpkit have been investing in their UK factory. They've also been working on their range of bouldering mats, which saw a complete overhaul late last year. With six new pads to choose from, we test the three largest.

Alpkit Tyrol Pack

We road test this retro-styled day pack made from waxed cotton...

Lightweight Down Jackets

Whether you're climbing, camping or walking - or even just out in town - a light and packable down jacket is a versatile layer year-round. We compare 10 options.

2-Person 3-Season Tents

The balance of space, weather performance and packability makes this a versatile size of tent. We've been using seven different...

Summer Softshells

Lightweight softshell jackets are a summer staple for both walkers and climbers. We compare 11 models here.

Insulated Inflatable Sleeping Mats

Modern insulated inflatable mats provide excellent warmth for a minimal weight, but which is the best model for your...

Alpkit Ibex Pack

Alex Roddie tests the Ibex, a streamlined and adaptable mountain pack. It's affordably priced for a 50+ litre pack of this quality, he says - and...


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PRODUCT NEWS: New range of UK made Bouldering pads from Alpkit.

New range of UK made Bouldering pads from Alpkit.

We've been making pads in the UK AlpFactory for over 10 years now and have learnt a little on the way. With the new range some of the names may be familiar but we have redesigned all the pads from scratch, using feedback from athletes, staff and c...

New season down jackets

For this winter season we've been plumping up and reworking our down range of insulated jacket. Spawning and evolving from our very first offering back in 2005, our iconic Filo. Not much has changed, but a lot has.

All new range of head torches from Alpkit

See our new range of 6 headtorches available now so you can make the most of shorter winter days.

New from Alpkit; a range of 5 new backpacks from 10L - 40L

This summer sees the launch of 5 new packs (Artlu 10, Gnarl 15, Presta 20, Ledge 30 and Orion 40)...

Alpkit Colca and Kantju Gaiters

The Colca are waterproof and breathable high-cut gaiters for keeping out the elements and debris when hiking, trekking, and...

The Alpkit Bouldering pad range

Prime bouldering. Equip yourself to tick off those hardest of boulder problems before the warmer weather arrives with our...

Alpkit Apogee Jacket

Tough and toasty Primaloft Gold winter belay jacket for keeping warm when resting, at belay stances, and between those stints of being...


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WINNERWin a new Alpkit Origin bouldering pad

Competition WINNERWin a new Alpkit Origin bouldering pad

Alpkit have launched an all new range of pads made in our UK factory here at Alpkit HQ, and we have a new Origin pad give away.

Competition WINNERWin an Alpkit Go Box

What is a Go Box? Well, it's a box (any box will do), that you keep packed with everything you need for whatever adventures you like to go on. Keep it in your car, store it under the bed, have it waiting by the door. Here's your chance to win one.

Competition WINNERWin an Alpkit Apogee Jacket

Whether you're crawling out of your tent on a cold morning, belaying your partner from the top of a pitch, waiting for the midnight changeover on a 24 hour enduro, or emerging from an open water swim, who would say no to being swaddled by 100gsm of Primaloft Gold...

Competition WINNERWin an Alpkit Tetri tent

In this week's competition we have an Alpkit Tetri tent up for grabs. Outer pitch first is a firm favourite amongst UK campers. Getting the...

Competition WINNERWin an Alpkit Ibex Rucksack

Ibex is a 50 + 10 litre lightweight climbing sack with simple but well thought-out features for uncomplicated mountaineering and...

Competition WINNERWin an Alpkit Gravitas Jacket

Gravitas is one of the worlds lightest breathable and fully waterproof jackets. A 3 layer jacket with simple but effective features to...

Competition WINNERWin an Alpkit Fast and Light Trail Clothin

Go faster with lightweight technical windshell, top, tech-tee and trail pants. The highlights of our Koulin range...


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