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.
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: