WINNER - Win a new Alpkit Origin bouldering pad Competition

© Alan James


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.

Rob Greenwood slapping for the top of Trackside in the Curbar Filed boulders  © Alan James
Rob Greenwood slapping for the top of Trackside in the Curbar Filed boulders
© Alan James, Jan 2019

We've been testing this range of pads for a while now and making our own pads here in the UK since 2011 and we feel this is our most comprehensive range ever.

The Origin balances weight and portability with ample support and protection, so you can save your energy on the walk-in yet still push yourself on the project.

The Origin pad opens to 100 x 134 cm. A taco-style fold - with the firmer, landing side on the outside - this gives an uninterrupted landing zone with no creases. It uses two layers of foam: 7 cm open cell to absorb impact and 4cm closed cell to spread your weight across the pad so you don't bottom out.

This foam is encased in a tough 1100D Cordura shell with a DWR coating. The construction includes squared off corners to prevent gaps when using multiple pads and all pads are sewn and bar-tacked by Dom and the gang in our UK factory to endure the rocky nature of being a bouldering pad.

Origin has 3 carrying configurations for comfort on even the more scenic walk-ins. The adjustable rucksack straps and waist belt is on the landing side to preserve the life of your foam and can be removed so that they don't catch when you're climbing. The rucksack straps double as a shoulder strap for hanging on another pad or boulder hopping. You've also got handy side grab handles for shifting it round or holding it in place for those really tricky landings.

To win your own Origin pad in a colour of your choice simply answer the question below:

This competition has now closed.

Support UKC

As climbers we strive to make the kind of website we would love to visit, with the most up-to-date news, diverse and interesting articles, comprehensive gear reviews, breathtaking photographs and a vast and useful logbook system. As a result, an incredible community has formed around the site - we’ve provided the framework but it’s you who make the website what it is today. If you appreciate the content we offer then you can help us by becoming an official UKC Supporter. This can be a one-off single annual payment or a more substantial payment paid monthly or yearly which includes full access to Rockfax Digital and discounts on Rockfax print publications.

If you appreciate then please help us by becoming a UKC Supporter.

UKC Supporter

  • Support the website we all know and love
  • Access to a year's subscription to Rockfax Digital.
  • Plus 30% off Rockfax guidebooks
  • Plus Show your support UKC Supporter badge on your profile and forum posts
UKC/UKH/Rockfax logo

No comments yet
Loading Notifications...
Facebook Twitter Copy Email LinkedIn Pinterest