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Gravitas [Mens]

Minimalist super lightweight mens waterproof jacket


Arro [Mens]

Mens packable water repellent windshell


Cloud Cover

Lightweight down quilt



Integrated all-in-one personal stove and cooking pot


Gourdon 30

30 l Drybag rucksack ready for a weekend of adventure


Ordos 3

Ultra-lightweight 2-3 person tent

Lightweight, Mountain and Expedition Tents
Outdoor equipment bundles
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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.

Ramon Marin A Mountain Journal Short
personal stories for the love of the outdoors

Long term Alpkiteer Ramon Marin has climbed some of the hardest mixed and ice routes in the world. Balancing a full time job he has an unwavering passion and determination for maximising his time outside of this to embrace climbing in all forms, simply for the love of it. "From winter to summer, in a blink of an eye. No time to be idle, as it always appears. I don't know what it is really, perhaps knowing that there's so much to do, to explore, to wonder. That propels me forward. Always hungry for more."

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Daring Deeds

Mycamino 6
28 06 2016

The Camino Report - part 2
riding home to Norway

Nicky db1
21 06 2016

Double Bob Graham
running the classic Bob Graham round twice

16 06 2016

The Wild West of Lima - part 1
finding adventure in Lima

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27 06 2016

How to choose a waterproof jacket
A buyers guide to waterproofs

Ap b-packing into best - 1 of 69
27 06 2016

Adventure Pedlars - A company born out of a 20,000km bike ride:

02 06 2016

Catch Nature off Guard
Travel Quieter, Lighter and further, and stay out longer

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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

Stem Cell bike luggage
20 04 2016

2016 bike luggage dev part 3
Stem Cell updates

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28 06 2016

Promoting Environmental Education across East Manchester
Working with MEEN to provide workshops on environmental education

28 06 2016

Assistant Buyer Wanted
We're hiring an assistant buyer

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27 06 2016

Supporting The Burren Way Walking Trail
Providing clothing for the trail workers

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