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Hand Made Bouldering Mats and Crash Pads

Looking hard to protect landing zones? Expecting spectacular falls or hours of blood sweat and tears working your dream line? Hand made in our workshop on the edge of the Peak District we sew all of our mats and pads for the sweetest, long-lasting landings from tough outers and high quality foam inners, balanced for durability and cushioning, tuned for per'foam'ance


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


El Burro

45 litre roll-top style duffle rucksack with sewn in daisy chain spawned from the legacy of our El Packer big wall stash bag


Slack Kit

Complete 50 ft slackline kit with everything you need to get you started. Supply your own trees!


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

Peak Bouldering

In this comprehensive guide Adrian Berry and Alan James compile a list of all the bouldering problems within the Peak District

Sale: £27.00
Was: £30.00

Fontainebleau Fun Bloc Bouldering

Versatile guide for every climber with 7000+ problems between 1a - 8c

Sale: £27.00
Was: £30.00

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Jon Randall
MytiPot 900 One pot to do it all!

Really good quality Titanium pot, obviously super light but not super flimsy like others on the market that can be distorted out of shape with little pressure. Good size if you only want to carry a single cooking vessel/large drinking mug. Another top quality, best price item from Alpkit.

Cheap and a bit nasty

Bought two of these for a trip to the Andes. Both dropped at different times with the same result, battery pack lugs snapped making them fairly useless. Was able to temporary fix with cable ties but I would recommend finding a light with a more robust body. Shame as a decent product spoiled by scrimping on materials.

Brilliant bag

Bought this for winter use with a cloud cover, and for those colder months around summer. So far haven't needed the cloud cover. Camped in subzero temperatures on the Yorkshire three Peaks and was so warm it was unzipped all night. Then on the summit of Snowdon where it was -6˚ and blowing a gale. This time zipped it up but was still warm and comfortable.

It's lightweight, roomy, packs down well in a stuff sack, is warm and really well priced. Recommended.

General use or sleeping bag boost

Great piece of kit. As others have said, I originally got this to boost the temp rating of my sleeping bag (pipedream 400), but so far haven't needed it for that. I have however used this round the house, to sleep under in a hut, to keep the family warm watching a carol concert in a cave and a bunch of other occasions. Great piece of kit for a bargin price.

Lovely and snug

Lovely and warm but not overly stuffy when the sun comes out.

A great fit, which is unusual for me to find for a lanky person. As with all the other alpkit gear I've had it feels well constructed and feels like it should last.

I picked it up as a running top, but I've started using it on the bike as well now. Brilliant.

Love Mud Trailside 16 - Great multi-tool with chain repair tool

Brilliant Multi-tool. lighter than claimed. Mine weighs 108g. It is really compact, yet includes a chain tool, which is what attracted me. The chain tool is effective. I have split and rejoined a mountain bike 10 speed chain several times, with no sign of wear. I like the compact tool body. It makes it easy to manipulate the allenkeys in a confined space without the body fouling parts of the bicycle

Just awesome

Just used this jacket for a week of winter mountaineering in Scotland, including the wrath of storm Doris. The jacket was outstanding! Excellent breathablity and totally wind proof in what was gusting up to 70mph at times. Love it!

Tony Biebuyck
Inspiration and aspiration

I just love the simple insanity of a simple task: why not?! - great inspiration to my aspirations! I wonder what I can do if I try? Thank you

Strange pricing

I'm starting to build up a touring bike, so I'll be needing wheels. Dynamo is a must. This came up on google search, but I must say: "I'm not going to buy bundle when it's cheaper to buy the parts separately"


Hi 3ngine,
I completely understand your initial concern that the components are cheaper to buy separately, but the bundle comes with the Juice hub laced into the wheel, resulting in a significant saving against our standard £75 wheel building fee. Hope this clears things up.

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!

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