From the original AlpineDream over 10 years ago we have been designing the best down sleeping bags and been using them for many more. We've come full circle with the ultralight PipeDream for fast and light backpacking, SkyeHigh for essential warmth, AlpineDream for year-round lightweight camping; and expedition ArcticDream for extreme conditions. Whether it is for just a quick summer overnight bivvy, winter wild camp on a Scottish mountain or an expedition to the Antarctic, we demand the best from our equipment. The sleeping bags are designed with bike packers, campers and mountaineers in mind and made with the best goose and duck down from only non-force fed and non-live plucked farms, the best top end fabrics and leading synthetic technologies. We sell with the minimum fuss so our gear is maximum value.
Most Popular Sleeping Bags
Mountain Ghost Synthetic sleeping bag range
SkyeHigh Lightweight Duck Down Sleeping Bag Range
PipeDream Ultra-lightweight Goose Down Sleeping Bag Range
AlpineDream Ultra-lightweight All Year Round Goose Down Sleeping Bag Range
ArcticDream Extreme Goose Down Sleeping Bag Range
Just received my frame-bag, in less than two weeks. Fits perfectly and looks great. Ordered the 40mm wide with horizontal divider/zip, which I think will make sense once I start loading it up. I accept I have not Road-tested the product for a year, but it looks very well made, and I can see no reason it shouldn't give me years of service. And service, of the customer variety, is what Alpkit give you. They should be very proud of their approach to business. Thanks to Holly and Nick for their personalised message. Just makes you feel good, and want to buy something else from them.
Very bright, fits well, cable clips can be removed and refitted to suit head size - great value for the money. Used for fell/trail training sessions in the Welsh winter hills!
Bought this pack 4 years ago, to use for daily bike commute.
Its light, comfortable and surprisingly spacious and endured all manner of weather conditions in those 4 years with aplomb.
It has been completely waterproof and the material is very flexible unlike the usual tarp type roll top bags seen.
The mesh pockets are handy and being deep have no worries about items coming out whilst walking or riding.
Was fortunate enough to get one of these in a bright fluro yellow for £25. Massive bargain.
Apart from some colour fading, the rest of the bag is still in great condition. When mine wears out will definitely get another.
Only drawback is the lack of brighter colour options.
Bring back orange and yellow fluro!
A fine bit of kit
This mat is an excellent bit of kit. As someone who sleeps on his side I was a bit sceptical as to how comfortable this self inflating mat would be. I needn't have worried. I've never had a bad nights sleep under canvas since using it. Recommended 100%
Use them for trail running ❤️
I love these tights. I use them for trail running and can't fault them. They are comfortable and not too thick. The pockets on the legs are an added bonus and unusual in running tights but really handy. They are an excellent price and real value for money. You may need another layer underneath for colder days but generally are perfect for use in the UK. Would gladly recommend them to anyone.
Got these as they were a cosmetic second but I'm really chuffed with them. I train for strength (heavy deadlifting, squats, strongman training, etc) but use cycling as my cardio. I'm 5'10 and 20 stone and these are ideal. Thrilled to get a usable size and very pleased to keep the lower back warm in the icy weather. So far, the logo is still on!
As sweaty beast I find it difficult to stay dry in normal conditions, let alone with waterproofs.
Not only are these waterproof, they're windproof, lightweight, compactable, they don't 'russle' and are very breathable.
The only downside is it can't get get them on over my boots. But they are 13s.
Better than expected
Alpkit is a company I hadn't heard of until now, I was looking into replacing my old dome 3-season tent to a geodesic, with a bit more headroom and survivability. Two names came up on the Walk Highlands forum - the Terra Nova Quasar and the Alpkit Kangri. After months of researching and reading the two two, I took a gamble on the Kangri, after reading unfavourable reviews on the quality of the Quasar tent poless. Delivery was quick and a thank you note in the package was a nice touch to the overall experience and worthy of 5 star customer services.
Keen to try it out the Kangri and put it through it's paces, I pitched on the tail end of Storm Connor, that hit the Outer Hebrides with 90-100mph winds and driving rain. Gusts were still about 50-60mph on the day, but if the tent couldn't survive that, it would certainly not be a mountain grade - 4 season. Pitching proved challenging with one person in these conditions, with a few attempts required to get the poles in the right place and the occasional creek as the poles found their form. (As in previous tents, I've marked out the eyelets on the inner with orange/yellow cord, to make pole-to-groundsheet orientation quicker in future) The clip on design of the fly sheet is a welcome touch, especially with cold hands in winter. Then the buckle straps can be pulled to secure the fly sheet in place and make it taut.
As the footprint was out of order, I purchased this without the footprint, with the intention of adding this at a later date. In the end, I ended up using a 212D Oxford Tarp groundsheet, weighing in at 310g to reduce wear and boost the already 10,000HH the bathtub sheet is rated at. Using without a tarp will not cause leaks into the Kangri, but for longevity of the groundsheet, it's always recommended to use one.
Once pegged out and sitting, it remained surprisingly stable compared to using a dome or a ridge. I should add, that although the tent comes with 20 candy cane pegs, for the purposes of this review I was using an old set of aluminium Y pegs and later ordered Alpkit's Apex V Titanium pegs, for the extra guy points this tent comes with. Due to the extreme whether I camp in, candy canes are too easy to pull out.
Despite getting the inner quite damp in rain, none of this had leaked through to the inner part and remained touch dry. As this is designed to offer better airflow and reduce condensation, the inner was completely dry within about 10/15 minutes. In previous tents, breathing after about 20 minutes would cause condensation on the sides. So even closed up, the Kangri offered impressive breathability, without being drafty or having to vent using the doors.
After emptying and stowing a 65litre pack, I realised what I had been missing with these newer tents. With extra pockets running along the inside, glow in the dark zippers and 2 roomy vestibules, I felt right at home. Even a small hood on the door, to allow the tent to vent a little, without getting rain inside proved useful. Being 6.4, tent height is often a problem with me sitting up or moving around. Pushing the inner against the outer everytime I needed to move, I felt like some sort of whac-a-mole game. But plenty of space in the Kangri to move about, even for 2, so I made the right choice with a geodesic design.
After adding a few more tweaks , I took the Kangri out on a second weekend trial. I was expecting freezing conditions, heavy snow, rain, sleet, hail, thundersnow and gales. Ideal conditions for a weekend camp out I thought! Pitched the tent just below a ridge line on a sandy hill, rear facing into the direction of the wind. With a bit more confidence and speed this time around, I had the ground sheet to last guyline done in about 9 minutes, in 20-25mph winds. As an added precaution, I crossed the Y pegs with the candy canes that came with the Kangri, as the ground was more sand than dirt.
That night, the conditions were worse than thought and there were a few moments I felt that I would need to bail and seek shelter. Had I made a misake going out in this with a Kangri? Wind direction had changed and hit the tent side on, with winds recorded at 83mph for the area! Hail stones the size of marbles and heavy rain made the night sleepless and noisy, with the occasional rumble of thunder thrown in. In the morning, I woke up and surveyed any damage that may have been caused. In a rookie mistake, I had forgotten to place rocks to secure the guy lines down. Even with 2 pegs to each guyline, all the wind facing pegs had moved near 90degrees in the opposite direction, but remained pinned in by the Candy Canes. In sand, this would have been trouble and most certainly, a new tent job. Shaking the ice off and checking stitching and areas I would expect a tent to fail, I found no stress or tearing. When dismantling the tent, about a litre of water had pooled between the ground sheet and the footprint. Hadn't noticed any leakage though, despite all the moving around in side, squashing the two sheets together. Couldn't believe it, the tent had done exactly as advertised!
As someone new to the brand, I was extremely hesitant to fork out this much money for something unknown. The weather here in the Outer Hebrides is harsh and unforgiving, but the Kangri stood up as a quality tent and one I would feel confident to take anywhere. It's comfortable and the small additions do make a difference overral if you are weathered in. The days of having only one vestibual are over, making cooking and changing wind directions easier to cope with. While hestitant and sceptical at first, I have every confidence that Alpkit do quality items at some really, insane prices. I look forward to seeing how this performs in my more extreme ventures. Well done Alpkit!
I have to say that I am constantly impressed with Alpkit gear. It just gets better. In the early days, when Alpkit started branching out into head torches, they were fairly dire, cheap yes, but too fragile for me.
When I look at the Trinity lantern, I can see that Alpkit has moved onto another plane as far as design and quality is concerned. It's a robust little lantern which extends from a torch. In fact it has to be opened to access the button the switch it on. There are a couple of clever touches: extending feet adds to the stability if you are using it in tabletop mode, and the hanger is made up of two almost semi-circular rods, which should make it much more secure when in hanging mode. There is even what looks like a tripod fitting on the bottom of the lantern. At £21, I wasn't sure if this represented good value, but once in my hand I realised that this is a bit of a bargain.
I really would like to balance this by saying something negative, but I am really struggling to find anything, so five stars Alpkit.
Great piece of kit!
I got bought one of the earlier Bru-Kit stoves. Basically the same as this, just a slightly bigger flask and less lairy jacket. It's a great piece of kit that works just as well as similar (well known) examples from other brands. Why is Alpkit's better? Because it's less tha half the price of it's branded cousins. Perhaps it's a little rougher round the edges in terms of finish but it works just as well.
Best for under shell
Recently got this jacket and can't praise it enough. Excellent on its own and will fit well under a fairly snug shell jacket. It looks too thin, but works well on its own. Top quality gear
I have used this product on two bike rides as a seat bag to test it and it works amazingly well!
I have added two velcro straps (€3,-) because they are more easy to compress the bag as the deliverd straps.
The bag held on extremely well and there is really no wobling around, It is completely sturdy.
Beside this is a good dry bag, it will also work damn fine as a light weight (or cheap) seat bag!
This is a great jacket for doing everything. Warm enough for layering, with the merino wool to help breathability, but smart enough to wear around afterwards without looking like you've just crawled out of a bush. I wore it yesterday for a 12 mile night ride under an Altura Night Vision jacket, and was just fine, despite it being 0 deg C.
I got the Large size, which is fine for me - I'm 5'9" and 12 stone.
Very pleased, think I could live and die in this one...
Superb kit, for bag, house or car...
I wanted an alternative to a sleeping bag to keep in my car for emergencies. This Cloud Cover quilt fit the bill perfectly.
It folds down to a really small package, which means its virtually hidden away in the boot, or even used as cushion. However, when its open its a great size to either use as a full blanket, or folded in half as a car blanket over someone's knees at the start of a cold journey.
(Its used regularly and not just kept for emergencies)
It feels really good quality and is so lightweight, yet amazingly warm.
It IS expensive at £99, but it'll save your bacon one day and you'll be thankful of it i'm sure.
You'll not be disappointed.
Airlok Dual 20ldry bag
The quality of the materials is good and the bag it's really well made: i think it will last for a very long time.
The real capacity is not 20L because you must fold the ends, but it's not a big problem because you have about 15L usable.
For a offroad usage i recommend the alpkit support kanga or you can add a pair of straps in the correct points, so you will make the bag completely stable.
In the end, considering his price, I totally recommend to buy this bag!
Thanks Alpkit for this amazing product!
Outstanding product from lovely people!
I met the team at the Explore! Expedition conference in December. They are absolutely lovely, and incredibly hard working (they have to do all the packaging by hand as they're such a small business!). Jake gave me some interesting facts about the advantages of free range pork's nutritional values, whilst I shamelessly guzzled their samples. These are great if you're going fast and light, chop them up small, fry them for a minute, then add them to your couscous for a delicious salty energy boost. I don't work for them, I just think this is an excellent product!
The Hunka is an excellent bivvy bag at an equally amazing price mark. I have used it on a number of trips around the UK over the last 12 months or so and have had no problems with it so far.
It is lightweight and has a small pack size, perfect for any adventure.
For use in the UK I don't see the need to use anything more technical - perfect those who want to get out and have their own micro-adventures!
Very nice indeed
Bought this jacket last week to match the parralax pants. Size M great slimline fit. Tested it in Ambleside last night. Deflected light rain with ease and a few careless spillages of beer. Surprisingly light and kept me warm even though I only had a t shirt underneath.I would recommend this product. Swift service from Aplkit. Already got my eye on more Alpkit gear fir cycling. Thanks.
Mmm nice fit, feel and looking pant
I bought these pants a while ago and first wore them yesterday in Ambleside. Great fit, feel and not the usual 70's flared look. Put them on to keep off the chill as i only had leggings on. walking back to Ambleside from the drunken duck inn they kept my aching legs nice and warm. Can't wait for a downpour to test these pants. Thanks Alkpit for a great product and service.
Had the the sock on today for around a 12 mile walk, very comfortable. Fit your feet great with good structure. Temp was around -2, feet stayed warm with great breathable performance. Great Alpkit equipment again 5*
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