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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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2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five alternatives across the price spectrum.


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Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey
Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey

Gas Stove Systems

In this group test we look at four all-in-one tower-style canister stove systems, the Alpkit Brukit; Jetboil Flash; Primus Lite+ and MSR Reactor. Which wins the battle of the boilers?

Alpkit Softshell  © UKC Gear
Alpkit Softshell  © UKC Gear

Alpkit Resolute Jacket & Ardent Trousers

Through winter and spring on the Scottish hills, John McKenna puts this softshell jacket and trouser combo to the test.

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear
Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Women's Midweight Down Jackets

Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even mean?...

Approaching Stob Coire nan Lochan just before dawn  © John McKenna
Approaching Stob Coire nan Lochan just before dawn  © John McKenna

Alpkit Prism & Qark Headtorches

John McKenna tests two higher end models from Alpkit's extensive torch range. Which did he prefer for all-round mountain use,...

Alpkit gloves thumb  © Dan Bailey
Alpkit gloves thumb  © Dan Bailey

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...

Rob Greenwood finishing the perfect Fab Arete in the Curbar Field boulders.  © Alan James
Rob Greenwood finishing the perfect Fab Arete in the Curbar Field boulders.  © Alan James

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...


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Alpkit doubles donations to Alpkit Foundation for Black Friday

Alpkit will be doubling its donation to the Alpkit Foundation for the duration of the Black Friday sales period. All week, 2% of every sale will go towards helping as many people as possible get outdoors, to 'go nice places, do good things' whatev...

Men's Fantom Lifestyle  © Alpkit
Men's Fantom Lifestyle  © Alpkit

Alpkit Fantom Down Jacket

Whether it's scaling alpine aretes, winter walking lunch stops, long belays in the shade, or just knocking about the tent after sundown, a toasty down jacket is your number one ally against the cold. 

Alpkit Jeans Scrambling  © Alpkit
Alpkit Jeans Scrambling  © Alpkit

Alpkit Jeanius and Sequence Jeans

New jeans launched for all scenarios and with hidden superpowers in the Cordura® denim. Tougher, stretchier, warmer, and with better wicking than regular denim jeans.

Korri Camsole  © Alpkit
Korri Camsole  © Alpkit

Made for movement - or stopping for ice cream. New Alpkit clothing for summer.

Whether you're bouldering in the Val di Mello valley or scrambling your way...

New lightweight tent and bivvy from Alpkit

The Soloist is our first 1 man tent and the Kloke is our lightest ever bivvy bag.

Origin Red - Back  © Alpkit
Origin Red - Back  © 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....

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...


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Rob Greenwood slapping for the top of Trackside in the Curbar Filed boulders  © Alan James

Competition WINNER - Win 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.

Go Box Bundle  © Alpkit
Go Box Bundle  © Alpkit

Competition WINNER - Win 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.

Ben Meakin using the Apogee  © Alpkit
Ben Meakin using the Apogee  © Alpkit

Competition WINNER - Win 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...

Alpkit Tetri 1   © Alpkit
Alpkit Tetri 1   © Alpkit

Competition WINNER - Win 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...

Alpkit Ibex thumbnail  © Alpkit
Alpkit Ibex thumbnail  © Alpkit

Competition WINNER - Win an Alpkit Ibex Rucksack

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

Alpkit Gravitas  © Alpkit
Alpkit Gravitas  © Alpkit

Competition WINNER - Win an Alpkit Gravitas Jacket

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

Alpkit Fast and Light Comp  © Alpkit
Alpkit Fast and Light Comp  © Alpkit

Competition WINNER - Win an Alpkit Fast and Light Trail Clothin

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


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