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Font at Easter
Deg's top tips for Font at Easter
Ben’s Boulder Bucket
Ben helps develop a new boulder bucket
visiting european climbers infiltrate CWIF 2014
The Climbing Hangar UV party 2014
The Climbing Hangar climbing wall winter series finale
Climbing Unit grand opening
The Climbing Unit opening night
A call for help
Alpkit help Andy Kirkpatrick out
First time to Hueco
Tom Newman enjoys his first trip to Hueco Tanks
New climbing centre for Derby
Wirksworth Winter Bouldering Aggregate
Winning the Wirksworth winter bouldering
Free Boulder Bucket
Free boulder bucket with Project Mutant
Gear Shuttle Mule
We develop a new pack for Tom Newman's trip to the US
Team Alpkit compete in Manchester
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.