Alpkit instore and online
Voted Best Online Retailer 2017 by TGO readers you can now experience Alpkit instore. Come visit our Hathersage, Ambleside stores. They have the same great products as Alpkit online, the only difference is that the store is made of bricks and mortar, has a roof, doors and windows. Our full product range is available, with free Sonder bike demo's, free tea and coffee, bike repair workshop, Gear Repair Station and Alpkit crew on hand to chat through the latest from the design team. We've events and regular School of Adventure courses starting from the store for you to try something new and get friendly expert guidance to help you on your way with all things outdoors: climbing, bouldering, running, mountain biking, navigation skills, paddling, swimming and caving. Check the store pages for more details.
Alpkit The Short Story
There was a time when we had a lot of time free, so we stumbled into the outdoors. We worked in an outdoor shop, saved some cash, and got ourselves kitted out. We travelled, did some routes and life was good. Then our kit started falling apart, we were no longer students and we realised the cost of replacing it. As we waited to pick up yet another x-xtra large fleece in the sales we patched up our waterproofs and wore an extra jumper in our smelly sleeping bags.
During this time we realised that the passing years had taught us something, we had the experience to create something new.
And somewhere therein lays the real story of how Alpkit.com was born. Born out of the passion for outdoor activity and not accepting the costs involved in getting technical clothing and equipment as superior as the best in our sacks. Four ordinary people trying to make some thing extraordinary. And why Alpkit.com? it's just a name... we go to the alps, we climb, we ride, we paddle, we swim, we run, we board, we visit our in laws.. we produce kit.. we didn't want it to be complicated.
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