Merino wool

Our ode to nature's wonder material


The 7 wonders of merino

Here are 7 reasons why we love merino. And watch Al Humphreys, Jenny Graham and Pete McNeil share their love of this wonder material.

1. Softer than soft

Our ultra-fine fibres mean you can forget that itchy, wooly jumper feeling. Merino feels lovely against your skin.

2. Dries quickly

Merino absorbs less moisture so drys out super quickly. Dry already? It sure is.

Introducing Milford

The newest member of our merino family. A luxuriously soft pure merino midlayer

3. Sustainable

All natural, all renewable and all biodegradable. And all the merino we use is ethically sourced from non-mulesing farms.

4. Easy to care for

Merino is anti-microbial. You don't even need to use detergent to wash it.

Explore our merino clothing
Pure ultrafine merino wool base layer, 160gsm
£49.99
Pure ultrafine non-mulesed merino wool base layer
£34.99 £49.99
Premium 160 gsm ultrafine merino long sleeve base layer
£59.99
Breathable and comfortable long-sleeved premium base layer
£59.99
Ultra-lightweight, corespun merino long sleeve base layer
£52.99
Ultra-lightweight, long sleeve corespun merino base layer
£52.99
Ultra-lightweight, short sleeve corespun merino base layer
£44.99
Ultrafine merino wool baselayer vest for running, riding, climbing or hiking
£44.99
Merino leggings for cold weather layering
£64.99
Merino leggings for cold weather layering
£49.99 £64.99
Luxuriously soft, lightweight pure merino neck warmer
£24.99
Naturally anti-microbial superfine merino long-sleeved base layer
£64.99
Naturally anti-microbial superfine merino long-sleeved base layer
£64.99
Luxuriously soft and warm 260gsm merino wool midlayer
£69.99
Luxuriously soft and warm 260gsm merino wool midlayer
£69.99
Breathable and odour-resistant Merino undershorts
£44.99
Breathable and odour-resistant Merino undershorts
£35.99 £44.99
Comfy Merino wool boxer shorts, corespun for durability and fit
£29.99
Low-bulk, high-warmth merino wool hat fitting neatly under helmets
£24.99
Comfy Merino wool boxer shorts, corespun for durability and fit
£20.99 £29.99


5. Nature's thermostat

Yup, merino is cool when it's warm and warm when it's cool. It absorbs excess heat and releases it when the temperature drops. Clever stuff.

6. What's that smell?

Not you in your merino that's for sure. Merino is naturally odour resistant so you can rest easy knowing you're not causing a stink.


The Kepler Collection

Alpkit merino wool classics

7. It's super breathable

Merino fibres are wavy little things which helps trap heat when you need it and lets moisture escape easily.

Share the merino love

We asked Al Humphreys, Jenny Graham and Pete McNeil why they love their Alpkit merino so much.

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