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.
A Mountain Journal Short
Kari Furre is a Devon based artist and director at the Outdoor Swimming Society that she founded with Kate Rew whilst in the Lake District in 2005. Kari was also one of the early gold Duke of Edinburgh Award girls, back when women did not do things like this on an equal footing with the boys. In May 2016 she swam the 10.5 mile Lake Windermere in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the DofE and continues to be inspired by her natural surroundings, particularly when it comes to water!More screenroom
Riding a Trailquest
Here, not elsewhere
Running across Europe passing 3000km
The Ascent of Nanda Devi
H.W Tilman book re-release
Choosing your outershell
looking back on the Alpkit year
New Primaloft Insulation for 2016
What's what with Insulation
The new Definition waterproof jacket
Seat pack developments
2 new seat packs
Primaloft garments this Winter
Primaloft outer garments for Winter 2016