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Gravitas [Mens]

Minimalist super lightweight mens waterproof jacket


Filo 2016 [Mens]

toasty warm duck down jacket for wintry conditions


Rhythm Thicky Bib Tights [Mens]

Padded thermal cycling bib tights


Ordos 2

1.3 kg ultra-lightweight 2 person tent


PipeDream 600 [2016]

Goosedown all season sleeping bag weighing 1kg

Sonder Camino Ti SRAM Rival1
Titanium expedition touring bike

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.

Kari Furre
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!

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Daring Deeds

Trailquest checkpoint
12 12 2016

Tandem Trailquest
Riding a Trailquest

Nowhere 1
07 12 2016

Here, not elsewhere
Running across Europe passing 3000km

07 12 2016

The Ascent of Nanda Devi
H.W Tilman book re-release

More Daring Deeds


20 01 2017

Which Shell
Choosing your outershell

28 12 2016

2016 review
looking back on the Alpkit year

07 12 2016

New Primaloft Insulation for 2016
What's what with Insulation

More Spotlight


03 11 2016

The new Definition waterproof jacket
Designer notes

01 11 2016

Seat pack developments
2 new seat packs

13 09 2016

Primaloft garments this Winter
Primaloft outer garments for Winter 2016

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20 01 2017

Building opportunities within DofE
Helping Scotland D of E

Gravitas aleks1
13 01 2017

Gravitas across Europe
review of lightweight waterproof

06 01 2017

Sewing machinists wanted
More jobs in our UK factory

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