The Kepler Long Johns are the ideal addition to your cold weather layering system. The superfine (17.5 micron) merino we use has an excellent warmth to weight ratio and, as an ‘active fibre’, responds to temperature changes to keep you warm in the cold and cool when you’re working hard.
Merino is also highly breathable, transporting your body’s moisture vapour outside without feeling wet to the touch. Whether you’re slogging up a Munro in knee-deep snow or standing around on the summit waiting for your pals, you’ll stay warm and dry.
We’ve used Core Spun merino for underwear, a technology with all the benefits of merino but with added durability. It’s still merino on the outside but a nylon and spandex core produces a yarn that’s harder wearing and rebounds back into shape better than 100% merino... Read more
Wool is a naturally odour-resistant material, meaning you can go longer between wash cycles on multi-day trips – kinder on the planet and anyone you’re sharing a bothy with!
Flat-lock seams, a low-profile waistband and next-to-skin cut ensure the Long Johns layer neatly under your outer trousers and the superfine merino is soft against the skin. We also only use merino from Australian non-mulesing farms for happy legs and happy sheep.Read less
- High warmth to weight ratio of superfine merino and natural temperature regulation properties keep you warm in cold weather and cool when you heat up
- Merino Core Spun with nylon and spandex improves fabric durability, recovery and stretch whilst retaining all the benefits of merino wool
- Wool is naturally highly breathable, absorbing water vapour into the internal structure of the fibres before evaporating it, wicking away liquid sweat when necessary
- Merino is naturally odour resistant allowing you to wash it less frequently
- Next-to-skin cut and low-profile flat-lock seams enable easy layering
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
86% Merino / 12% Nylon / 2% Spandex (200 gsm) Australian non-mulesing superfine 17.5 micron merino
Product Care Information
The better you look after this merino garment, the better it will look after you. Give your Kepler a long, happy life with these tips: Hand wash your merino in lukewarm water, or gentle machine wash at 30°C. Darn any holes as soon as possible so they don’t grow. Avoid snagging, vigorous machine washing, putting your finger through the fabric, and hungry moths.
We use 100% natural Australian merino from non-mulesing farms. What is mulesing-free merino?
Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Leg Length Size
Measure from the top of your inside leg at the crotch to the floor. Where not stated size is regular.
Author: Jessica Strange Read More: here
The top is really lightweight, soft and totally breathable which is ideal for a day's riding as I felt both warm and "airy"|my Alpkit Merino wool layer whist riding was really comfortable|Great quality, fit and features
Author: Sim Benson Read More: here
Merino wool base layers are normally the warmest, and as long as they are ethically produced you can feel happy wearing a natural fibre. I wear either my Alpkit Kepler (RRP £29) or my Howies short-sleeve base layer (RRP £45) pretty much all the time. They look great as well as performing brilliantly in all but the warmest weather. Synthetic base layers dry faster than Merino, but Merino retains its warmth even when wet
Author: Emily Pitts Read More: here
I love the design of this women specific base layer top. It looks as good on its own after a hard day of climbing as it does at the crag under all your layers. The people at Alpkit have clearly thought about every aspect of this garment and tested it out to create a beautifully designed and functional garment that is perfectly fit for purpose