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Insulated Inflatable Sleeping Mats

Modern insulated inflatable mats provide excellent warmth for a minimal weight, but which is the best model for your intended use? We compare five mats across the price range.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

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 it's British-made too!

Mid-Sized Bouldering Mats

Bouldering mats have come a long way since the beer towel. Not only do modern pads give a better landing, they are also bigger, easier to carry and boast useful extra features. This test highlights the range of options currently available.

Alpkit Apogee Jacket

Offering plenty of warmth for its modest size, the Apogee is a decent lightweight synthetic belay jacket at a fair price, says Dave Saunders

Alpkit Viso 2 Tent

The Alpkit Viso 2 is ideal for 3-season car camping or travel. It's no lightweight, but if you're counting pounds more than grams, and value a...

Our Top 10 Products of 2017

Over a year our reviewers get through a mountain of gear. Here, members of our review team pick their personal highlights from the...

Alpkit Chamois Pack

Made in Nottingham, and built to last, Alpkit's Chamois has a stripped-back design that makes it ideal as a pack for cragging, walking and...

Lightweight Waterproof Shells

Whether you're walking, climbing or running, summer is the time to save weight on your rain shell. We've compared nine at a...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

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 backpacking. The Kantju are stretchy and breathable running gaiters for reducing blisters and hot spots when out on the trail.

The Alpkit Bouldering pad range

Prime bouldering. Equip yourself to tick off those hardest of boulder problems before the warmer weather arrives with our tough as anything UK Made bouldering pads.

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 a hero.

Alpkit Open New UK Factory

In November 2017, Alpkit held an open day at their newly opened factory in Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire. We went to take a look...

The Alpkit Tetri and Viso tents

We've got our Ordos ultra lightweight tents for when you want to really cut down on the pack size and weight you're...

Alpkit Ambleside Store now open!

OK so our Ambleside store has been open for a couple of weeks now, but we’ve been spending that time settling in and...

New UK-made Ibex rucksacks

Alpkit UK manufacturing on the increase with new packs going into production.


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