Find out more about bouldering
Battle of Britain 2013
The Battle of Britain comes to The Depot, Nottingham.
Depot Nottingham hosts fourth Battle of Britain bouldering comp.
Climbing Station comp and party
Team Alpkit enter comp at The Climbing Station.
Ben Dowman Day
Alpkit HQ welcomes Ben Dowman
A Perfect Summer Weekend
Gracie Martin reports on Cliffhanger 2013
UKC readership survey winner!
UKC winner Ben Dowman scoops chance to help make his own Alpkit boulder pad
Ben's mission to climb the three 8s
Deep s*** soloing and a windy whip
Finding recovery through climbing on grit.
Your companion in adventure
Filo the go anywhere down jacket
We can’t crank the world's hardest problems and although we know a few we have never been a world champion. Fortunately we do know a thing or two about falling and bouldering mats. We have been involved in boulder mat development since the late nineties. As our team has grown and materials have developed we have continued to research and learn to ensure we are making the best pads we can.
Your new bouldering mat won’t look new forever, it will age gracefully, it might get the odd scar, it might fade but it won’t let you down. We put our heart and soul into finding the right materials and techniques to create the best boulder mats we can. With such superior quality we know each and every pad is going to stand the test of time. Knowing this gives us all the satisfaction we need to keep putting in the hard work.
Small though it is, our factory and the people who work it in allow us to do something we can only dream about when using an off-shore factory... innovation through continual improvement, some developments might make small advances, other great leaps.. The guys can come back from a session at the crag with an idea that would make a boulder mat better to use or easier to make. They can make a prototype, test it that evening and have it in production in a matter of days.
We've spent nearly fifteen years designing pads! We have gone through a lot of foams in that time and there is one factor we have never put a constraint on when developing a pad. How much the foam costs. This means we can use any foam we want to give you an excellent balance of absorption, durability and weight. If'd like to read up on the factors that effect how a foam absorbs a shock load check this article Pete wrote way back in 2010. High Perfoamance
During the day we design, we sew and we pack orders. However come the evening and weekends you’ll find us putting our products to good use. Only this way can we really tell if the products will live up to the expectations both ourselves and our customers will place on them. Alpkit isn’t just a name above the door or a logo on a product, it’s the people who work here, it's the people who use and trust our products day in, day out.
We know how to make things and we know how to sell things. Why would we ask you to pay for our trade show stands, sale reps, hotel rooms, company cars, sales meetings, sales commissions, etc as well as traditional retailer’s expenses when we don’t need them. We can concentrate on producing high quality products and sell them direct to you knowing they are backed up by our legendary customer service.