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Head torches, camping lanterns and bike lights

Developed and sourced by our own design team with feedback from leading runners, climbers, cyclists, mountaineers and SAR teams, our lighting combine high power, long battery life and features designed to make life at night easier. And as with all our products, they are available with our direct pricing, no added shop mark up’s here, from a truly British firm. Batteries, delivery, and a bit of fun included with every order.

Designed for running at night we balance the needs of brightness, comfort, battery life, ease of operation, water resistance and visibility. Favoured by runners the headtorches are also ideal for climbing, walking and general outdoor use

Bright, compact and light the Viper is perfect for climbers and mountaineers Viper II
Bright, compact and light, the 280 lumen burst Viper 2 is designed for trail running, walking and climbing

Lightweight head torch for walkers, runners and climbers Gamma II
Balanced 150 lumen head torch for night running with white, red and green LEDs. Gamma has a rear battery pack with a rear red caution light

Qark
Powerful 300 lumen LED headtorch with optional motion and light sensor mode for tasks when you need hands-free operation

Prism 100
This waterproof aluminium head torch is for the most demanding environments. It takes rain, mud and dust in a strong waterproof shell packing 130 m of 100 lumen Cree LED power

Prism 630
500 lumen headtorch with 630 lumen boost mode for maximum dark space penetration and rechargeable Li-ion battery to see you home

Blip
Be safe, be seen with Blip. A twin pack of versatile red caution safety/signal mini-lights. Uses include adding to head torches, back packs and jackets to be seen at night

Pack of 10 AAA batteries AAA Duracell Procell Batteries
Box of 10 AAA batteries for your every need

Pack of 10 AA batteries AA Duracell Procell Batteries
A box of 10 single AA Batteries for your every need

Camping Torches, Lanterns and Mobile Charging Stations

Camping lanterns give 360 degree illumination designed for bike packing and camping in a beautful spot but equally handy whether caught in a power-cut or your car’s broken down at night. New additions are the Lampray, a bright lantern and mobile power unit that can recharge an iphone and Bob, a waterproof 200 lumen LED camping lantern that floats

Glowe LED camping lantern Glowe
Lightweight dual-function torch / lantern packing 170 lumens for backpacking. Glowe can stand on his own feet or be hung from your tent

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Bob
Bob - the 200 lumen waterproof camping lantern that floats. No matter where your adventure Bob will help show the way

Trinity LED camping lantern Trinity
Beautifully designed, super bright, 190 lumen, dual-function camping LED lantern

Lampray
196 lumen camping lantern and charging station with USB power output to recharge mobile phones. Lampray has an attachment clip and internal magnetic to illuminate your camplife

Pack of 10 AAA batteries AAA Duracell Procell Batteries
Box of 10 AAA batteries for your every need

Pack of 10 AA batteries AA Duracell Procell Batteries
A box of 10 single AA Batteries for your every need

Bike Lights

Be safe, be seen or light yourself up like a christmas tree. The Blip and Tau lights are our staff favourites to add to a commute or night ride.

Boson
High powered 850 lumen torch, strong aluminium body, rechargeable with handlebar mount for your bike

Hadron
2000 lumen rechargable bike light with rear light, remote switch and helmet mount

Tau
Bright and very, very lightweight front and rear LED bike safety lights. USB rechargeable with a wide beam to help you be seen

Blip
Be safe, be seen with Blip. A twin pack of versatile red caution safety/signal mini-lights. Uses include adding to head torches, back packs and jackets to be seen at night


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Rich
Good improvement

While a few grams heavier than the wind shield that came with my multi-fuel stove it is more compact and much more rugged. Packs well and the protection sack is now strong nylon and not mesh as one reviewer has mentioned. The anchor pegs can come out but a bit of gently squeezing of the supports with a pair of pliers sorts that out!

Tim
Great hat, but small....

A well-made and warm, light hat at a good price, and great that it uses non-mulesing merino. I agree with the previous review about the sizing though - it is a bit too small to cover the ears properly. If I had a tiny head, I'd have given it four or five stars!

Homer
The best tent I have purchased

I bought the first Heksa a couple of years ago. This tent really is bombproof. I have spent nights on the end of wild peninsulas and high camps. I love this tent.

Quin
Great fit

I am 6', 39"chest and 31" waist - no I have not mistook Alpkit for a dating site! I chose the small size and this fits perfectly, close but not tight, perfect for adding more layers on top when needed. The quality is great and the price too.

Rob Andrews
5p to solve flickering over bumps
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I love my Boson.

It's taken me several weeks, a replacement from Alpkit and a five pence piece to come to this conclusion.

I, too, had the flickering over bumps problem, accompanied by the charge light going almost instantly red after a full charge. I sent my first Boson back and promptly received a replacement. Which had the same problem!

Taking the battery out, revealed that there are spring terminals at one end of the battery compartment, with another retaining spring at the other end of the compartment. These springs aren't very strong and, between them, aren't enough to stop the battery wobbling up-and-down in the torch, causing the flickering over bumps.

I placed a 5p coin in behind the battery, before screwing the cover back on.

Now it's perfect. A lovely diffuse, rectangular beam which doesn't flicker at all, is really bright and lasts for ages.

Nic
Superb

I've used this jacket in anger about 20 times in the last couple of months. First for a very wet Scottish winter climbing trip, and then for a scalding ski trip in the French alps. I stayed completely dry through torrential rain, and pleasantly cool in the sun.

The fit is fantastic, more athletically cut than the ME Lahotse jacket (that the Definition can easily compare to). Comfortable for all day mountain slogs, and warm enough for standing around in car parks in the peak district.

My only criticism would be the pit zips. The placement makes them easier to use than the traditional underarm zips. However, because they are not over your hot armpits they didn't feel as effective as those on other jackets.

Helrj
A great bit of kit

I love this cup/flask, it has saved me a fortune in bought coffees. It is great for day to day use or for camping and much better at keeping stuff really hat than the expensive water bottle flasks - I bought it for camping and use it for commuting (and camping)

Bob
Top tip

Just wanted to give some feedback after my first use of the Silver Tip.

I've owned one other swimming wetsuit, an entry-level Blue Seventy, which has served me pretty well for the past 5 years. I've done quite a few organised swims in lakes, the sea and in rivers (including the Dart 10k a few years back), but now mostly just want to explore my local coast and stay warm. Last year I was swimming in the sea from May to September, a few times a week, early mornings or after work. Me and my friends all wearing the usual brands you see at Triathlon swims. I wondered if Alpkit had something I could potentially use year round and/or for longer swims - not necessarily longer distances, but where I could be in the water longer without the cold steadily getting to me.

So, I pulled on the silver tip for a first swim last weekend. North Devon coast - a sunny day in March, the sea was probably around 9 degrees. Four of us has been in the water the day before to surf the small clean waves and paddle around in a kayak. Night in the pub, sleep in the tent. I had a bit of a hangover. Recall us all debating the merits of cold water swims without wetsuits. Now no-one else wanted to get in.

I'm 6'2 with not much of a belly for a 40-something, I got a large based on the charts where previously I've gone for Medium Tall (for the Blue Seventy and my surf wetsuits). Great fit and good freedom of movement - so noticeable after wearing my old 5mm Alder the previous day. I didn't feel my swimming position was that different - obviously buoyant compared to swimming suit-less, but not excessively so - and that fleece lining made me completely comfortable in the water, and it was easier to get into too.

So just one swim so far - and nothing epic - but I think I've found what I was looking for.

Carrie
Great poles, great value for money, small straps

Love these poles. Had similar Leki ones in the past and love the small sections and really quick deployment.
Lost a star for the small hand loops. The 'Nordic' design of them is great - loads of support on the hands when walking. And they're fine for me when I'm not wearing gloves, but they're way too small for UK Winter use with gloves on. Make them 'adult' sized and you're on for a winner. I also notice some people don't like the nordic style, so maybe a swappable 'normal' strap for them?

ID205678
Life capsule!

I used this down life capsule for 9 days in February camping in the Norwegian and Finnish Arctic interior down to -35C, and I'm a cold sleeper. My (now retired) stove rarely worked properly due to the low temps, so I had to eat half frozen stew before bed a lot, which is obviously not the ideal way to fuel up for a long night in those kind of potentially life-threatening temps.
. It's unforeseen problems like the stove where this bag really shines and give you an extra margin of safety. For the packed size and weight it's pretty amazing, only thing extra I like to wear some knit wool socks my Siberian mother in law sent me, feet felt a little cold in the morning. Down regulates heat better than synthetic, so I can also easily use it in the Cairngorms on winter bivvies as well in a balmy -5 or -10C. At the end of the day it's only a few hundred more grams than the cooler bags, so I went for the top dog.

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