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Spotlight - equipment views and reviews from the AK team

Choosing a down sleeping bag

By Alpkit
18, Apr, 2018

Down versus Synthetic? Caravan or Mummy? Slant Wall or Trapezoid? The design team tells us what to consider when deciding which sleeping bag to buy

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18 04 2018

Choosing a down sleeping bag
The factors involved in selecting a suitable sleeping bag for your next big trip

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12 03 2018

Wild Camping Tips
The guide to getting it right when camping out

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21 02 2018

Riding the Lakes
Where to ride on the road

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23 01 2018

Merino Wool vs. Synthetic
Choosing your base layer fabric

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23 01 2018

SLEEP Better
Optimise your sleeping bag's warmth

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22 01 2018

You Warm the Bag
Comfort ratings for sleeping bags

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20 01 2018

Winterise your summer camping setup
Get your summer camping gear winter ready

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19 01 2018

Winter Running Kit List
Kit list for winter running

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16 01 2018

Winter Camping
Guide to camping at winter

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12 01 2018

How to Choose an Insulated Jacket
Which insulated jacket to buy

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28 12 2017

2017 Highlights
Looking back at 2017

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19 12 2017

Apogee Jacket: Worry-Free Warmth
Reviewing the Apogee Synthetic Jacket

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08 12 2017

Getting the Winter Miles in
Running through winter

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21 11 2017

A Weekend of Wonders
Best of Kendal 2017

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25 10 2017

Hati’s Stovetop Dahl (with Chapatis!)
Campsite cooking

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20 10 2017

UK Hot Hill Haunts
The Alpkit Team's 10 favourite hillwalking spots

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19 10 2017

Hillwalking Kit List
What to take out on the hill

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18 10 2017

Winter Camping 2017
Staying warm in Winter

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18 10 2017

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
Win winter

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17 10 2017

‘Testing’ the Argonaut
A run up that hill, ride to work, climb a tree, nip out for milk kinda jacket.

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24 09 2017

Be TarpSmart
Tarp Top Tips from the Alpkit Tarpologists

27 08 2017

What a Difference a Day Makes
What can you fit into the Bank Holiday?

23 08 2017

Top Spots: Hathersage Haunts
What to do whilst you're here

22 08 2017

Top Spots: Ambleside Activities
Our favourite things to do in Ambleside

Alpkit
09 08 2017

Bivvy Kit List
What to take bivvying

Pete McNeil
27 06 2017

Ultralight Long-Distance Bikepacking: What to Pack
Highland Trail 550 kit review

Me 2
16 06 2017

Tweedlove 2017: In at the Deep End
New event go-er Talyn’s intro to Mountain Biking

Oddventure
02 06 2017

Oddventure
magical mystery tours

Approach-adventure
02 06 2017

Kinder’s Ramparts
Rediscovering why we climb

Cardboardrace
01 06 2017

Britain’s Eccentric Races
alternative outdoor challenges

Know nav
01 06 2017

Know your Navigation
Take the right path

Johnbeatty
31 05 2017

Man of Kinder
Capturing Kinder

A space between
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The Space Between
Where's your space between?

Elly in a tree
09 05 2017

Wild Child to Adventure Aficionado
Support Hero, Elly, introduces herself

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27 04 2017

Reality Checks and Countryside Cravings
Meet Hati, our new wordsmith

Boulder2
19 04 2017

A Boulder Construction
Tough UK made bouldering

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