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 something 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.
- Last night at the #bigshakeout with K.O.G & the zongo brigade sending us on the way in serious style pic.twitter.com/OWyntYF30C
- Retweet Polly Clark: Great start to the @Alpkit Big Shakeout! Looking forward to some inspiring talks later! #alpkit #bigshakeout #yoga… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
- Retweet Clare Farrelly: #bigshakeout chilling and adding the finishing touches to our canoe while others make their paddles @mike_colechin… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…