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Bouldering mats and crash pads

We have been involved in bouldering mat development since the late nineties. As our team has grown and materials have developed we have continued to research and learn to ensure we are making the best pads we can. We make all of our bouldering mats in the UK.

Phud

Stripped down to be all you need in a pad. Uncompromising performance, uncompromising quality, uncompromising price. Just throw it over your shoulder and hit that next problem.

£79.00

Mujo

The default choice for unyielding boulderers with a build quality to make even the most frequent flyers happy. An innovative package with everyday portability.

£150.00

Project

Ultimate fall protection, a workhorse for climbers pushing their grade in the meanest of bouldering arenas where you need to know your pad has got your back.

£180.00

Opening Gambit

That extra pad, commonly known as a 'satellite pad' perfect for your sit starts and covering outlying rocks. Gambit will fold and fit inside any Alpkit full mat, essential to the aspiring boulderer.

£30.00

Boulder Bucket

Unique self standing bouldering bucket with roll top and large pocket

£25.00

El Packer Medium

Hardcore 28 litre stash bag with daisy chain loops to help organise your kit on a big wall

£35.00

Boulder Britain

180 venues, 3,200 problems. A comprehensive guide to all the brilliant bouldering in Britain. Broad scope with stunning photography

Sale: £22.50
Was: £25.00

Bouldering Essentials

The complete guide to bouldering, from beginner to expert there is something for everyone

Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00
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Joan Minety
Another battery lug problem - otherwise excellent

I got this as a race goody and have loved it. Light, comfortable, nice beam for trail running, easy to manage. I like the red light at the back too for roads. But, like so many other users, I find the battery lugs have snapped off. I will try cable ties. Gaffer tape gave out at the crucial moment.

Stephen Fife
Simply inspirational

An amazing story - honest, simple and conveying the pure pleasure of Ole's cycling adventure. He says, without even saying it, that his life is richer for hitting the trails and the pictures really convey a sense of freedom. I'd love a Camino Ti, to leave the hamster wheel of straps segment chasers behind......I think the bike reminds me of the Land Rover sticker that makes me smile which is "you can go fast, but I can go anywhere". Well done Ole, very jealous and inspired!

Safety1st
Superb kit, for bag, house or car...

I wanted an alternative to a sleeping bag to keep in my car for emergencies. This Cloud Cover quilt fit the bill perfectly.

It folds down to a really small package, which means its virtually hidden away in the boot, or even used as cushion. However, when its open its a great size to either use as a full blanket, or folded in half as a car blanket over someone's knees at the start of a cold journey.
(Its used regularly and not just kept for emergencies)

It feels really good quality and is so lightweight, yet amazingly warm.

It IS expensive at £99, but it'll save your bacon one day and you'll be thankful of it i'm sure.

You'll not be disappointed.

Seth from Birmingham
Understand the grip style before buying

Bought these expecting a trekking pole similar to the carbonlite, which my wife has, but in alloy version. However the handle is very different on these. Nordic walking style hand strap is included, instead of normal wrist straps seen on carbonlites. The hand strap on these is a tight fit for me. My hands are 23cm cirmuference for glove sizes, and this is a bit tight in these hand straps. My wife's hands fit in no problem, with room to spare. But I'm concerned that the tightness of the grip will be uncomfy when used for a long duration on a walk.

Also, because you are 'strapped in' to the pole, you can't just drop them or put them down quickly like you could with a wrist strap. I think this might start to annoy me

Haven't used them in anger yet, but these are my initial impressions. There is next to no information about the hand strap in the item description, so thought i would add a review for the benefit of other buyers.

The alloy pole looks sturdy and good quality. Clamp is good. Noticeably heavier than the carbonlite, so in case you were wondering, yes you can tell the difference in weight between the two!

TechnicalBoy
Great all-rounder

This is a great jacket for doing everything. Warm enough for layering, with the merino wool to help breathability, but smart enough to wear around afterwards without looking like you've just crawled out of a bush. I wore it yesterday for a 12 mile night ride under an Altura Night Vision jacket, and was just fine, despite it being 0 deg C.
I got the Large size, which is fine for me - I'm 5'9" and 12 stone.
Very pleased, think I could live and die in this one...

Bart
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I have used this product on two bike rides as a seat bag to test it and it works amazingly well!

I have added two velcro straps (€3,-) because they are more easy to compress the bag as the deliverd straps.
The bag held on extremely well and there is really no wobling around, It is completely sturdy.

Beside this is a good dry bag, it will also work damn fine as a light weight (or cheap) seat bag!

Colmac31
Viper 125 lumens

Bought one for hillwalking as a back up to a more expensive torch, have quickly swapped them round. Amazing value and service , have told work colleagues and friends to buy one. Nice message on delivery slip.

Dan M
Best for under shell

Recently got this jacket and can't praise it enough. Excellent on its own and will fit well under a fairly snug shell jacket. It looks too thin, but works well on its own. Top quality gear

Paul Elliott
Epic fail

Sternum strap failure with one use. Not worth the postage to return to the U.K.

Alpkit

Hi Paul,
We’ve contacted you directly as all our products are warrantied for 3 years against defects in materials or workmanship. If the product is faulty, we’ll cover the cost of the postage as long as we are contacted in advance.

Al
Great piece of kit!

I got bought one of the earlier Bru-Kit stoves. Basically the same as this, just a slightly bigger flask and less lairy jacket. It's a great piece of kit that works just as well as similar (well known) examples from other brands. Why is Alpkit's better? Because it's less tha half the price of it's branded cousins. Perhaps it's a little rougher round the edges in terms of finish but it works just as well.

Highly recommended

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