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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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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 models; each has its pros and cons.


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Ambleside, CUMBRIA
Hathersage, DERBYSHIRE
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Latest Reviews

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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 intended use? We compare five mats across the price range.

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,...

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...


Latest News

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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) aimed at our core activities: trail running, hiking, biking, scrambling and climbing. We've worked hard to strike a balance...

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...

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...


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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.

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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...

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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 roof on before suspending the inner allows you to get out of the rain quicker and keeps your inner dry.

Competition

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

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...

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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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