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Custom made products

We manufacture under our own roof, we work with technical fabrics fit for the rigours of outdoor use. We produce sewn goods which last and can be easily repaired. We eat chocolate bourbons, Seb taught us to longboard at lunch - but most importantly we know how to make stuff that works.

1. Products you can configure and order online

Fully customisable bike luggage we have been making for years.

Stingray frame bag

Stingray maximises your storage space, keeping your set-up as streamlined as possible. Custom options include fabric type, zips, colour, width, padding, hydration and cable ports, pockets, stitching colour. We also make bags for complicated suspension setups.

Build your ultimate bikepacking frame bag now

Fat Stingray frame bag

The full fat crème de la crème of bike luggage, Fat bike Stringray is handmade bespoke here in our workshop to be the perfect match for your fatbike. We believe in what we do: our UK made adventure kit is backed up by a 25 Year Alpine Bond Warranty.

Build your ultimate fat bike frame bag now

2. Products you can customise from a list of options on a sheet of paper

The web guys have promised us a fancy online product builder - but until then we have a PDF form. Choose from some common mods to some of our best selling products, just fill out the form and email it back - we will give you a shout if we have any questions. We currently have 2 products you can customise in this manner. Scroll down this page for advice on fabric options.

Koala Custom

Make our favourite seat pack more personal to carry your stuff better

Download the order form

Stem Cell Custom

Bigger, smaller, pocket, more colourful - the choice is yours

Download the order form

3. Fully custom products? We will guide you through the process

We can't have presets for everything, so if we haven't already listed the custom product you need get in touch. We can customise most of our UK made products, seat cushions to make your van life more comfortable or we can start from scratch. Here are some of the product we currently make...

Getting started - What are your options?

That's a great question, it sure helps knowing some of the lingo. Here is a quick overview of some of the common fabrics and technologies.

Fabrics

These are fabrics we know well, we work with them everyday in the production of our own products.

1100d Cordura
The toughest of the tough! Being exceptionally abrasion resistant with a durable PU coating to repel dirt and water, 1100D Cordura is the ideal fabric for lovers of gnarly trails and people who fall off a lot.
Weighing 380 g per square metre, 1100D Cordura is a bit heavier than the other fabric options but will shrug off the roughest of treatment.

Black

Jaffa
500d Cordura: Chilli, Jaffa, Black
Tougher than VX21 and weighing only a little more, 500D Cordura is waterproof and highly abrasion resistant, so we often use it to make hardcore bags without adding much extra weight. The clear PU coating repel dirt and water too, giving your stuff a bit of protection and making it easier to wipe down.
At 240 g per square metre, 500D Cordura is slightly heavier than VX21 but handles wear and tear much better.
Colours include: Jaffa, Black
VX21
A 4-layer, 210 denier laminated nylon fabric with a DWR finish: VX21 (or X-Pac to its friends) is a high tech, ultralight sandwich of materials that is highly abrasion and tear resistant, low-stretch, and waterproof.
The ripstop nylon face fabric makes the bag super durable, whilst the diamond pattern dacron makes the fabric stiffer and water resistant. All this comes together to create an all-round fabric that weighs just 230 g per square metre, enabling us to create stable, tough, weatherproof and lightweight packs and luggage.

Black

Chilli

Yellow

White

Lego

Steel
VX07
Like VX21, VX07 is a 4 layer laminated fabric with a DWR finish. It’s also tear resistant, waterproof, and low-stretch, which makes for highly durable, stable, and weatherproof packs and bags.
VX07 uses a 70 denier ripstop nylon face fabric, which makes it extremely lightweight, weighing just 162 g per square metre.
Colours include: Jaffa, Black
LS07
The lightest waterproof and abrasion resistant fabric we use, ideal for your ultralight long-distance racing or bikepacking set-up. A 70 denier Nylon Ripstop backer makes it super tough for its weight. We make LS07 products without a lining to keep them ultralight.

UL

Zips, Buckles and webbing

We have a range of zips to suit most scenarios.

SJ w/Camlok
Great for extra security
20mm / 25mm
Xlite Camlok
Great for extra security
20mm / 25mm
YKK AquaGuard
Water resistant zips
Size: 5, Max length?
Velcro
Genuine doublesided Velcro - the best it gets
Zip Pullers
Our glow worms glow in the dark and are big enough to be used with gloves on.

Finishing

Need your logo on our products? - here are the most common methods we use. You will need to provide your own designs and set up charges may apply.

Screenprinting
Good for large designs. Durability is low compared to emroidery.
Embroidery
We can use emboidery on all of our fabrics. Simple, single colour designs work best up to about 5cm in diameter. Best for durability and good for logos and names
Heat transfer
Single colour, produces a clean, flat finish. We can use this process on most of our products that are not silicon coated.

KUDOS, READ WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR UKMADE PRODUCTS

"Alpkit have really gone back to basics with the Ibex, producing something with just the right blend of features needed by alpinists, climbers and backpackers, and nothing more."

UKClimbing - read more

"Alpkit is renown for producing extraordinary adventure equipment and has incorporated some really cool design features into its bike luggage."

The Bikepacker - read more

"The attention to detail is quite exceptional, and the quality of the bags, all of which are handmade in Derbyshire top notch."

Mpora - read more.

Designed by us. Made by us. Used by us.

We innovate and create ultralight and durable equipment, no matter the journey, no matter the destination, no matter the activity.

We believe in what we do: our UK made adventure kit is backed up by a 25 Year Alpine Bond Warranty.

Simplicity by Design

We've been making custom bags and pads in our own factory since 2008. Designed by us, used by us, and made by us.

Material and Construction

Lightweight, strong and durable, we use premium materials such as VX21, CORDURA®, VELCRO® and water resistant YKK® zippers.

We know what we are doing

We are enthusiasts ourselves, so when you say you need a toggle here, or a bartack there we understand why - well most of the time anyway..

Alpine Bond

We have confidence in what we make and stand by our work. We aim to make stuff that lasts longer, so if you do wear it out we will be here to help you fix it.

OUR UK MADE HERITAGE

We have been making outdoor products under our own roof in the UK.

© Alpkit
15 03 2018

Light, Strong, Simple: the Oryx Backpack
UK-Made pack for fast and light alpinism

Ibex-design
16 06 2017

UK-made climbing packs
Developing Ibex and Chamois

Papa-dev
01 11 2016

Seat pack developments
2 new seat packs

Stem Cell bike luggage
20 04 2016

2016 bike luggage dev part 3
Stem Cell updates

New-bike-luggage
18 03 2016

2016 bike luggage dev part 2
More UK made bike luggage developments

Fat-roo-dev-cairngorms
01 03 2016

2016 bike luggage dev part 1
Updates to our bike luggage range

Bens bucket
24 03 2014

Ben’s Boulder Bucket
Ben helps develop a new boulder bucket

Bolts
05 02 2014

Introducing Mutant bouldering mats
A new range of unique bouldering mats

31 01 2014

Our expertise in bouldering mats
10 years of making crash pads

Testing times
02 07 2013

Bike Packing Luggage Developments
New Bike Packing Luggage

11 01 2012

Alpkit factory New Year update
An New Year update from the factory floor

28 11 2011

Prototype Number One
UK made boulder mat.

CUSTOM MADE HELP & ADVICE