Relaxed aluminium Camino frameset and carbon fork for multi-day riding, with mechanical brakes and SRAM Apex1 groupset for reliability and precision when you need it most.
Large living areas and strong weather protection whilst being light enough to carry on extended self-supported trips. 3 season backpacking tunnel tent weighing 4 kg,
A versatile, technical, multi-activity waterproof jacket, with a lightweight 2.5 layer construction and hood.
Quite simply the best technical fabrics and uncomplicated design gives both form and function. Lightweight, highly breathable, waterproof, low weight with a great cut
Go Nice Places Do Good Things Alpkit. The Short Story
There was a time when we had a lot of time free, so we stumbled into the outdoors. We worked in outdoor shops, saved some cash, and got ourselves kitted out. We travelled, did some routes and life was good. Then our kit started falling apart, we were no longer students and we realised the cost of replacing it. As we waited to pick up yet another x-xtra large fleece in the sales we patched up our waterproofs and wore an extra jumper in our smelly sleeping bags.
During this time we realised that the passing years had taught us something, we had the experience to create something new.
And somewhere therein lays the real story of how Alpkit was born. Born out of a passion for the outdoors and not accepting the price of getting superior clothing and equipment that's as good as the best in our sacks. Four ordinary people trying to make some thing extraordinary. And why Alpkit? It's just a name... we go to the alps, we climb, we ride, we paddle, we swim, we run, we board, we visit our in laws.. we produce kit.. we didn't want it to be complicated.
Stories of adventure ...
The Proof of the Pudding
make sure you test your equipment
Handcycle Britain Interview
An interview with Mel Nicholls
A bloody long way North
Pete Whittaker takes of along on his bloody long trip
Gear use and advice ...
How to choose a head torch
Buyer's guide: which is the best head torch for you?
How to Choose the Right Type of Camping Stove Gas
Get the low-down on camping gas
Choosing a 4 season tent
Which tent should I buy?
Design team chat ...
Ronnie makes it better
interviewing Ronnie about making better design
Making Clothes for Movement
Designer Ronnie takes us through our new summer clothing
How often do you wash your socks?
Reducing water consumption through clothing choice