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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.


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.



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



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.


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.


Boulder Bucket

Unique self standing bouldering bucket with roll top and large pocket


El Packer Medium

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


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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The Moor rambler
Cloudbase is quality!

When looking for a new sleeping mat to replace my old mountain equipment helium after the valve broke on it, i was looking for three things, these were comfort, lightweight and affordable. The Cloudbase ticked all these boxes.
Comfort - The mats honeycomb construction kept me incredibly comfortable and warm all night meaning i had a great night sleep on two consecutive nights wild camping on uneven ground.
Lightweight - The Cloudbase is extremely lightweight and compact when packed away, in fact, I managed to squeeze it into the stuff sack for my sleeping bag which fits nicely into the bottom compartment of my rucksack, meaning that all of my sleeping equipment was in one place and both of them together weighing about 1.7 kilos; not bad for a bed.
Affordable - At 50 quid the Cloudbase doesn't break the bank unlike other market competitors such as therm-a-rest. However the only slight niggle that i had was that Robens make a very similar mat for about 40 quid, but i favoured alpkit as I'm a huge fan of the business and their customer service is second to none - it comes with a three year warranty and even came with a personalised note signed by the team.

Overall, although I've only used it twice so far, im loving my new bit of kit and would recommend it to anyone who likes a good night sleep and it to be lightweight, something that i imagine any outdoor enthusiast would want. I also am really impressed by Alpkit, like many times before, with their supreme customer service and would recommend them as a business to anyone!

More comfortable than my bed

This is my spare bed and it's super comfortable. However, I agree with the other reviewer, it's virtually impossible to get it back into it's elastic straps & bag single handed. Perhaps a large heavy person could, or two people, but I'm 58kg and I just can't squeeze enough air out. But they say it should be stored flat anyway.

The death of the fleece

Brilliant jacket. Looked at loads of other manufacturers and always something wrong. The Heiko ticks all the boxes. Lightweight; the correct number and position of pockets; a drop back. I'm 6ft and 75 kg and bought the medium which is great as a mid layer once you pull the tabs tighter on the hem. Would have liked to have seen other colours available, a black or forest, but am happy with the Nemo. I can see me wearing this socially all the time in the British weather. I travel a lot and this will be my go to jacket to take away with me. If you do make some in not so climby colours I will get another. Time to get rid of your fleeces and buy one of these! Great delivery and service also. Cheers chaps.

Please do a hooded arro

Please do a hooded arro. A helmet hood. With lightweight retaining strap.
Perfect softshell when combined with a light grid fleece.

Superb hardtail, thats agile, responsive & forgiving over long distances

Having been a Specialized owner for several years, I succumbed to adopting a 650b+ bike after riding my Husband’s Sonder Transmitter (despite it being too big for me, I had an awesome time at Cannock Chase).

Used this excellent bike for the 2016 Rat Race The Crossing in July 2016. My Husband and I both had Sonder Transmitters (he had a Medium frame Transmitter SRAM GX1 Pike) on this adventure race and we were told that these were the first 650b+ bikes (of any make) to participate in the event since its inception.

I’m so impressed with the speed both on and off road (as a 70 mile day weaved and traversed over tarmac, rutted grasslands, thick mud, through thickly forested singletrack, climb loose gravel track and descending steep rocky trails). Handling the majority of sections with such ease that I could speed past those thin wheeled 27.5/29inch bikes with simplicity. Alpkit has done an amazing job on these bikes, as many “The Crossing” participants suffered mechanical issues, even countless more had tire issues, as we hammered the 200 mile, 3 day event across 3 National Parks. Our Transmitters had no issues whatsoever. 27.5+ is the way to go.

What was intriguing is the number of fellow participants who tested our Transmitters during the event. They were blown away with both bikes. Even the event mechnics where in awe. Some of these testers had high spec £5k full suspension bikes!

Alpkit had also lent me a beta test of their new womens specific seat. Another fantastic product especially compared to the mens seat (on my Husband’s Sonder)


Bought the hunka XL this January and used it for a winter weekend in the snow early February ready. No zipper so you have to crawl in, but it worked beautifully. No condensation, even though opening of my sleeping bag emitted a lot of damp air.

Great Value - and not so bad in the wind!

Agree with previous reviews - spacious tent and great value for money. Have used it for 3 adults on short trips with no problems. As a 2-man tent, it is positively palatial! As a bonus, it's light enough to use as a solo tent if you don't have the money for a quiver of tents and you don't want to bivvy out.
Used it this January in Scottish Highlands in severe winds and it held up well, with only a bent pole to show for it.
Agree that the inner is flimsy but that's hardly surprising! Little runs do appear, but no evidence of them turning into tears, so far anyway.
Overall, thoroughly recommend it.

Jem Coady
Versatile and comfortable

I bought mine about 4 months ago and I've found them excellent for low level walking, cycling and travelling, for which the secure pockets and quite smart appearance (compared with jeans, anyway) are perfect. They feel soft next to the skin and more windproof than the light, stretchy fabric would suggest. I'd agree with another reviewer that they're probably not as warm as the advertising copy implies - I wouldn't dream of using them for winter hill walking. However, that's not a bad thing, as it means they're remarkably comfortable in most conditions, indoors and out.

A Bloke

Simply put, the best sleeping bag I've ever used. Worth the extra weight in your pack to be toasty all night!

dartmoor keith
a classic

great sack, great value. I had a similar designed backpack from an american company and was expecting this to be similar, however, the fabrics and construction on this make a far more robust package.
I'ts highly comfortable and I use it for running, commuting and just about everything else.
Uncluttered and sleek in black I reckon its in the same design league as the opinel or maglight.
only draw back for me is the chest strap rides up but thats a problem I have on other sacks too so probably just me.
If the 25 and 30 were carbon copies in terms of pockets/ compression I'd have one each of those too!

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