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Balance [Mens]

Highly breathable mens waterproof jacket


Yakutian [Mens]

Mens quarter length zip midlayer top


Gourdon 20

A day sack size drybag with straps, elastic cord and pockets


PipeDream 400

Lightweight goose down sleeping bag weighing 840 g



Ultralight bivvy bag and sleeping bag cover

Sonder Transmitter SRAM NX1 Sektor
650b+ boost all mountain hard tail trails bike
Lightweight, Mountain and Expedition Tents
Outdoor equipment bundles
The bigger, frothier helping of the Alpkit newsletter

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 an outdoor shop, 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.com™ was born. Born out of the passion for outdoor activity and not accepting the costs involved in getting technical clothing and equipment as superior as the best in our sacks. Four ordinary people trying to make some thing extraordinary. And why Alpkit.com™? 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.

Katie Tunn A Mountain Journal Short
personal stories for the love of the outdoors

Katie is a portrait artist with a passion for ocean conservation and wild places. Escaping a life in the city she settled in the north of the Isle of Skye so she could paint and be close to the sea. She has started a project to raise awareness for marine conservation, Art for Oceans.

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Daring Deeds

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09 08 2016

Adventurous Dads 2016
an adventure for fathers day

29 07 2016

Adventures of a Swig Bottle Part 1
A Jura Cycle Tour by Harry Bloor, aged 14

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26 07 2016

Reaching the E1 start line
getting ready to run across Europe

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19 08 2016

Moskstraumen Maelstrom
Swimming whirlpools

Getaway home
19 08 2016

The Perfect Getaway Guide
Plan for your getaway

27 06 2016

How to choose a waterproof jacket
A buyers guide to waterproofs

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05 07 2016

Where do we get our waterproof fabrics from, and why?
Selecting the right fabric for the right job

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15 06 2016

New Swimming Wetsuits
Thinny and thermal swimming wetsuits being tested now

17 05 2016

Bivvy Bag development
Hooped bivvy bag testing and development

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Garment tech
22 08 2016

Wanted: Garment Technologist
Join our product development team

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11 08 2016

Helping Kids Complete their Bronze DofE
Helping students gain their bronze DofE

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10 08 2016

Supporting Sheldon School and the Ten Tors Challenge
Helping to increase participation in the Ten Tors Challenge

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