Alpkit & dust
I think because they make great kit and at a reasonable price they just can’t keep up with demand.
I’m waiting for some bikepacking kit and they have been completely upfront with how long it is likely to take from when i ordered which is fair enough.
Yes it is frustrating when stuff is out of stock but they are only a small company and seem to care about what they make so don’t have the resources to carry huge stock inventory.Posted 3 years agotomdSubscriber
I think the website just creates dissapointment. It would be better if they just had simple list stating what they do actually have rather than pages and pages of products which you can order at an as yet undetermined point in the future, subject to orders being placed and volatitilty in the international goose down markets or whatever.Posted 3 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Small business trying to keep stock overheads and costs low. Go with one of the bigger brands if you can’t wait.
The good news is that if it sells out it must be worth buying.
My sale purchased Filo arrived just before this weeks cold snap – absolutely made up with it, toasty as toast.
Could do with another yard sale though, tbh….Posted 3 years ago
I’ve bought stuff from them in the past, but don’t even bother looking these days. If they can still make a living by not having stuff in stock half the time, then fair enough. Maybe they’re trying to keep it exclusively for ‘real’ customers like MoreCashThanDash, by seeing who’ll hold out the longest for an OOS item.Posted 3 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Not sure what I said to make Mr Nana pop out of his skin, but I don’t wait for stuff I need to buy, Alpkit or anyone else. If they have it in stock I will buy it, otherwise I look elsewhere, same as anything else I buy. I don’t get my knickers in a twist if someone doesn’t have what I want in stock.
Mind you it is handy to be able to pop in and keep returning the battery cases for our old Gamma headtorches 🙄 , and at the old warehouse they once dropped something off for us on their way home. 8)Posted 3 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
A great bunch of guys who did a after dinner speaking gig for our mountaineering club where we helped with the tent market research. They were going to put pics of the tent we wrote all the ideas on up on the website but there was no portion that was clean enough!
The stock issues were dealt with on their website, but give them a call.Posted 3 years agoSTATOMember
Given they dont do sleeping bags or mats anymore (yes they might come back but they are not even listed on teh site) i dont think you can get overly upset by them not selling you one. As for bikepacking gear, frame bags and most of the small accessory stuff is available, for front and rear bags just go to wildcat, very similar in terms of performance and similar prices.Posted 3 years ago
STATO, there was a period were it was all a bit up in the air. They’d established a reputation of bags and mats, then a period of ?. I guess I got caught up in ?. I don’t know or care what the situation is right now today. In my scenario, Mountain Equipment and others have benefited from it.Posted 3 years ago
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