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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.



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

Sale: £34.00
Was: £50.00

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.


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

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Concertina Wind Shield

First impressions seem good, nice and light. Pin on one end drops out much lower than other side; one of the lobes has either broken off or deliberately removed during manufacture. Where the hinges are crimped this snags on one of the sections so may have to adapt with some pliers? Overall great adaptable system but comes across as being somewhat 'flimsy' for the price.

Alternative Use GPS Mount

Interesting option to provide a base for mounting GPS devices. Ideally needs a slightly wider arm to allow secure clamping of GPS but easy to make a wooden plate, that can bolt to the bottle mounts, and is wide enough to support the base of a GPS. That is unless Alpkit want to make a bespoke mounting plate?

Off grid

I like this... It fires the tinder of imagination and adventure. It's encouraging us to escape the confines of the digital age and return to the wilds, something that is sewn in all our DNA. This is not meant to serve as a tutorial. It's meant to serve as a catalyst...a catalyst to going off grid. In losing ourselves we often find ourselves.


Absolutely amazing

Great job

Got one on these bad boys for a recent trip to Kilimanjaro. Held up well and a great price. So much so I've gotta order a second one for the wife!

Good headtorch with an awkward battery compartment

Already own a Viper 1st gen. This Viper II headtorch replaces a cheap old, non-waterproof one from a well known battery manufacturer. That one is made from a harder more brittle feeling plastic that gave me the impression it would break every time I accessed the batteries. The plastic on both Vipers is better and holds up well. I prefer having red LEDs as the secondary light so the Viper II is an improvement for me, although a 2nd, lower brightness level would be nice. The headstrap is the same on both Vipers, is a good width and has not stretched and lost elasticity after a couple of years. A problem with both Vipers is how awkward it is to open the battery compartment. The battery cover has nothing that fingers can get some purchase on when trying to open the clasp. I end up trying to push the fingernail of my thumb into the tight gap between the battery cover and body of the torch whilst using my index finger to flip open the
clasp (or vice versa). To solve this problem, the manufacturer's mould for the plastic cover should be
changed to provide some texturing on the sides and a couple of short protrusions on the top, either side of the clasp (for lefties & righties!). On balance, I recommend this headtorch.

Best value jacket out there!

Originally bought a Phantac for hill use and was so pleased I bought a Filo for everyday use. Absolutely brilliant jacket. I was always loyal to TNF kit but will be sticking to Alpkit in the future.

Excellent jacket

Only heard of Alpkit recently. Bought the Phantac and was so pleased with the quality and customer service I bought a Filo 2016 as an everyday jacket. Great company to deal with.

Ideal bag for summer / autumn bivvies

I bought this bag as an alternative to my mid-wight down bag (used in early spring and late autumn) and my midsummer bag (a Snugpak Softie). I wanted light and above all I wanted packable. Down was really the only way to go.

I used this bag for a week of camping wild on Dartmoor in late September. I used it inside a Hunka XL bivvy bag and under a Rig 21 Tarp. My mat is a Thermarest NeoAir Xlite which also goes inside the Hunka. Under the Hunka I have a Tyvek sheet with a layer of 3mm thick closed-cell foam glued to it.

Despite heavy rain on two nights and heavy dew on several mornings, I was able to keep the bag completely dry.

I was never even slightly chilly in temperatures down to about 3 degrees C and on the first night had to spend a few minutes removing my 0Hiro jacket which I had put on in case of chills.

I was toasty all night, every night.

I'd highly recommend this bag if you like to travel fast and light or, like me, slow and light. It packs away to the size of a melon, and I simply deflate the Thermarest and fold and roll the entire sleep-system up as a unit. It takes up about 15 litres or the bottom third of my rucksack.

I wish I had discovered AlpKit many years ago...

The ninja man
Lovely bit of kit just wish it was titanium would of give it 5 if was titanium

Great bit of kit love it just wish it was titanium

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High Perfoamance
The single most important thing in a boulder mat is the foam. It is the foam that absorbs the impact of falls. I've recently been learning more than is healthy about foam, with a view to improving and redesigning the boulder mat range. So, what makes the perfect bouldermat foam?


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