Phud | Compact, affordable boulder mat; an ideal first pad
We had two cars, one bouldering mat and managed to scrounge some rock boots from the University climbing wall for those without. A quick search on UKClimbing revealed a group of boulders not far away - a chilled lunch lounging bouldering session sounded like a good idea.
Trinity | 190 lumen, dual-function, camping LED lantern
Kevin swung into the campsite carpark; the drive on the motorway had been hellish. The campsite office was closed, he would have to sort registration out in the morning, now the focus just had to be on getting the tent up.
Kitbag 70 | Burly 70 l durable duffle bag made in our UK factory
Standing in the Airport terminal, in the car park, waiting for porters, on the back of a yak. Kylie knew which bag was hers. She knew it would arrive intact and she would still look stylish, but functional.
Figfour | Award winning training aid for mixed climbing and dry tooling
It was way back in 2004 that Pete Dollman began developing a tool that could simulate the actions of dry tooling and ice climbing indoors without damaging the holds. The initial prototypes were simply knotted lengths of rope but these soon progressed to a wooden shaft while studying product design at Dundee University. Pete joined Alpkit in 2008 and developed the product further and it was launched as the commercial product available today.
GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition | High resolution action camera
Our very own AlpJim was one of the first people in the UK to get a GoPro to review. As a tester for Canoe Kayak magazine he took it down to Holme Pierrepont, attached it to a set of paddles and bluuupppp; it sank less than 2 minutes out of the box! It was nowhere to be seen. We are sure the GoPro is unharmed; probably still works but will now be somewhere between West Bridgford and Norway. Since then there has been a quiet evolution of the tiny HD camera in a waterproof box.
Manta | Compact 120 lumen headtorch
The axe drove deep into the ice causing it to dinner plate and crash into the darkness below. Again Bruce struck his axe, this time striking the rocks beneath and causing the ice to flash orange for a second. He was just a couple of meters from the top and the buttress would be conquered.
MytiMug | A perfectly sized titanium mug with a lid
Bart C. Gibworth was an open space kind of guy; the bigger the space, the bigger the kick. He liked to feel 'part' of the environment but not as a tree, he was agile like a Roe. There was no doubt in his mind that maximum weight equated to minimum fun. Bart counted the grams, not the kilos.
MytiPot | 1350 ml titanium cooking pot with lid
Dave looked over as Mitch divided the pasta out of the pan and onto the plates. It was only two or three extra spoonfuls but it counted when you were starving. It had already been three days on the face, and the evening meal was a highlight.
MytiCup | Titanium camping mug
Tom had been trekking around with an enamel mug on the back of his rucksack since he was a kid. Now with the kit list for Killi in front of him and the 20 kg weight limit listed in bold it was perhaps time for an upgrade.
Auberginie | Cable knit beanie
The Rabbit was engaged in a thoroughly philosophical debate with his friend, the Vole. ‘The carrot is surely the best of the vegetables, but if we cannot be certain of the carrot’s existence, how can we be sure that the carrot is indeed the best. We can only be sure that our own solipsistic perception exists. Perhaps the attributes of the carrot are mere assumptions of our own minds; further representations of ourselves. Maybe there is no carrot at all. Perhaps there is even no you, Vole’. The vole pondered carefully and replied, ‘well, Rabbit, I think therefore I am. Also, aubergines are pretty good.’ ‘Good point’ replied Rabbit. ‘Aubergines are darn good’.
Knitted Nuts | Climbing inspired gift
You could be forgiven for thinking that these are an April Fool's day joke product, but trust us these are real, and whilst they may look bomber compared to some of your gear… they're just keyrings!
Gourdon series | Roll top waterproof dry bags suitable for a range of activities
Gourdon is a strange little beast. First he was a roll-top dry bag with a couple of carry straps, then he became a favourite on the beach keeping all the sand out of our sandwiches. He even managed to fake it as a ultra-light race pack. What we found was that Gourdon unlike most men was actually quite good at doing a few things at the same time.
Kitbag 50 | 50 l Bombproof dufflebag made in our own UK factory
A large group of students stood around Dave, all with identical kit, those large black duffle bags, cheap macs and generic trousers. Except for one, a large down jacket, oversized wooly hat and a blue bag with a big white label - Alpkit. This one knew stuff.
Mujo | Large, innovative hinged boulder mat
A tenuous start to get established, a tiny pair of crimps and an awesome crux highstep / rockover / mantle move onto the hanging slab to the mono of glory and it's all over. Doesn't sound like much, but every move is brilliant. Bouldering.. it's just brilliant!
Gamma | Compact, multifunction, 88 lumen headtorch
It had been a good day, they had climbed the Fiamma but they had also missed the very last cable car. They faced a long dark descent through thick woodland which, without a torch, was a real drag. The day was saved by Charles who pulled out his Gamma; that little torch just lived in his sack and he had been dying for an opportunity to use it. The team filed in behind him and followed the flashing red light off the mountain.
Kitbag 30 | 30 l bombproof duffle bag made in our own UK factory
Presented with the option of cheap tickets to Switzerland, but only hand luggage, Lucy needed something to work towards. The smallest of the Alpkit trio met every regulation for her flights, now to scale down the climbing kit.
Woods | Men's organic Woods t-shirt
Gee had spent hours surfing the internet for bikepacking equipment, hundreds of pounds on his bike and had rounded up his buddies finally for it's maiden voyage out. To The Woods!! The day had begun...
Fully-featured, premium down jacket
Filo [Men] Black/Cactus
Men's down jacket
Filo [Men] Nemo/Steel
Men's down jacket
Filo [Men] Chilli/Steel
Men's down jacket
Filo [Men] Gargoyle/Peel
Men's down jacket
Filo [Women] Black/BlueJay
Women's down jacket
Compact, affordable boulder mat; an ideal first pad
Cable knit beanie
Compact, multifunction, 88 lumen headtorch
Men's organic Woods t-shirt
GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition
High resolution action camera
Roll top waterproof dry bags suitable for a range of activities
190 lumen, dual-function, camping LED lantern
Compact 120 lumen headtorch
Large, innovative hinged boulder mat
Award winning training aid for mixed climbing and dry tooling
Burly 70 l durable duffle bag made in our UK factory
50 l Bombproof dufflebag made in our own UK factory