COMPETITION: WINNER - Win an Alpkit Apogee Jacket

WINNER: ruth roberts

Tough and toasty Primaloft Gold winter belay jacket for keeping warm when resting, at belay stances, and between those stints of being a hero.

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 insulation?

Women's Apogee, 95 kb
Women's Apogee
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Men's Apogee, 219 kb
Men's Apogee
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Apogee is the ultimate protection for those cold damp winters, we can't think of a scenario where we wouldn't want one in our packs.

Anna Wells using the Apogee in Scottish Winter , 128 kb
Anna Wells using the Apogee in Scottish Winter
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Designed for warming up after working hard in cold climates, Apogee's water resistant outer can more than handle the demands of hero life. The low maintenance, toasty Primaloft Gold fill retains thermal properties when wet, and dries quickly.

With frozen belayers in mind, a helmet compatible hood, integrated wrist-warmers, and an internal zip baffle fend off draughts. The two-way zip makes it comfy over a harness, and a relaxed cut lets you layer up when the temperatures plummet. With less insulation in the arms and hood it allows for more freedom of movement.

Ben Meakin using the Apogee, 208 kb

Weight: Men's Medium 535 g
Fill: 100gsm Primaloft Gold (body), 80gsm (hood and arms)
Price: RRP £160

  • 2-way zip for wearing over a harness
  • Internal zip baffle with chin guard fends off the draughts
  • 2 deep zipped hand-warmer pockets
  • 1 internal zipped valuables pocket
  • 2 large internal mesh pockets for climbing shoes, gloves and snacks
  • Hook and loop cuffs with integrated thumb loop wrist-warmers
  • Helmet compatible hood with front volume adjusters hidden inside chest pocket
  • Stuff sack for stowing away


Primaloft Gold is a synthetic fibre which create millions of tiny air pockets to trap body heat, keeping you warm in colder conditions. It uses a water repellent finish to improve performance in extreme conditions, maintaining its thermal properties even when wet. Primaloft Gold has a better warmth to weight ratio than standard synthetic fibres. It's also easy to care for, packable, breathable, and super soft: mega!

The Apogee is a versatile jacket, as suitable for boulderers as it is winter climbers, 156 kb
The Apogee is a versatile jacket, as suitable for boulderers as it is winter climbers
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