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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.

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

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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.

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Extend your main pads landing zone by protecting sit starts, traverses and those errant boulders stopping you commit 100%. The ultimate bouldering side kick.

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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.

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Boulder Bucket


Unique self standing bouldering bucket with roll top and large pocket

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El Packer


Hardcore stash bags with daisy chain loops to help organise your kit on a big wall

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Boulder Britain


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

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Survived a 40 deg wash

Had a white one for getting on for a year. It's used as an additional/ forgot to put the proper bike light in the bag, light. It's bright, though not directional and the battery lasts me a week of 15-20 minute rides home. The band is still going strong after a year of use, and it survived the wash in a jacket pocket!

It is just so good

I love this bag, I have a 20l and a 25l - they really are multi use. The simple design made it perfect to bungee onto my pannier and it got from John O Groats to lands end with the contents perfectly dry. When not on an adventure I use it as a shopping bag - it fits lots in and is comfortable to carry. The woman on the checkout noticed it when I was shopping today and asked where it came from. A top backpack.

Perfect poles

I used these poles for a couple of weeks on the SW coast path and they were brilliant - they are super light and very strong, they were a lifesaver going up and down those hills. I have some cheap heavy poles which do the job but these are heaps better. And everyone I met had pole envy!

Mike Griffiths Outdoors
"Agile monster" indeed

I've trialled Petzls etc but could never seem to find what I wanted: simple and robust design and construction; light enough to use easily but with a massive output. This is it. Used it on ML assessment this year and during night navigation I was asked to turn it down/off cos it was making things are bit too easy! The only drawback is the fact it requires two CR123 batteries. They're not readily available in the usual retail outlets; cost a fortune if you can source them; and chargers and rechargeable batteries are like hen's teeth. But is that enough to drop a star from a five star review? Possibly half a star, but let's not be curmudgeonly. If you want a serious, powerful, robust and reliable headtorch for the hills (one that I'd be happy to pay twice the price for) then this is it. Don't hesitate - order now!

Compact walking poles

Light weight, very compact & easily fit into a small rucksack or small suitcase. I did wonder how robust they might be but used them for a week of low level walking in the Alps so rocky walking and they still seem perfect. Would definitely recommend.

David Middleton
600 ml bowl

Arrived well packaged in bubble wrap. Amazingly light, mine weighs 78 grams.
Unlike some titanium the surface finish is very smooth.
Used over a small gel cooker to spread the heat a full can of soup warmed through quickly.
I tried to fry an egg, however the result looked more scrambled due to sticking. Bacon however faired much better.
Cleaned up nicely (but not as new) with fairy liquid and a scouring sponge.
Combined with a small mug makes a very good ultralight solution.

Great comfy mat that packs small and light

I've used this mat a lot and find it perfect - it packs very small and light, and is easy to inflate and roll up afterwards. it's good at insulating you from the ground and is very comfortable although it may be a bit narrow for wider people. only slight issue is that it is a bit slippery so your sleeping bag can tend to slide around on it - maybe some rubbery strips would help with that...

Viper original review...

I'm sure this guy is a bit better than the original, but figured I'd add my review anyway. Nothing else to do today! I have two of them and so far they're great. I carry lithium batteries as they last longer in colder temps and are lighter to carry as well. Even after falling asleep with my headlamp on one night in dim mode, I awoke at five AM to find her still no where near drained and used the batteries for another two days. Other headlamps I've owned didn't have a memory, I always had to scan through the other light settings to shut it down, ultimately wasting precious battery life. The Viper shuts down with one button push after you've had it on one setting for a period of time. I like the ambient light setting, I used to have to carry another solar lantern to hang for night use that wasn't a crazy blinding, SOS, or dim red light for things like reading and playing cards. Now I've reduced weight by just carrying this little guy.

Figured I'd rate ye little foon...

It let's me eat my food.

If you're not very bright like me and keep wondering why it keeps bending on you- push the little clip down to the spork part...duh...I felt mildly goofy after taking a week to figure this out.

Great, hands down, solid titanium!

This is my only bit of cooking kit while out on solo trips. It's the perfect size for all of my dehydrated meals while holding approximately 2 1/2 cups max water. I can easily fit my snapwire foon, my Trangia, steel scour pad and measuring cup inside! Since most titanium cups/pots only come in 550ml-800ml graduations I really do appreciate Alpkit making an in between option. I've used over open-fire, alcohol and fuel only stoves. Cleans easily with a scouring pad. Titanium cools quickly so I'm usually able to just grab it by the handles no matter what I'm cooking over (don't burn ye-self just because I haven't yet) BUT while that's good, remember titanium doesn't hold heat as well so insulate the mug if you're trying to conserve on fuel by just bringing to a boil and letting sit.

I do wish it came with built in measurements on the side, and an insulating kit. Most pre-made options are for other mainstream manufacturers and I'm terrible at DIY!

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