100% genuine New Zealand merino wool makes our Kepler short-sleeve top ideal for a smorgasboard of mountain activities whether you’re hiking a GR route on the continent, biking through Scotland, or heading out for the Alpine summer.
A multi-day trip doesn’t have to leave you with a humungous pile of smelly laundry to get through. Thermoregulatory, anti-microbial, UV protective, and exquisitely soft, the Kepler base layer range is made to keep you comfortable and fresh on longer trips across a wide range of temperatures.
The lightweight baselayer top is a staple piece of most people's layering systems. Kepler lightweight superfine merino fits right in there with its excellent performance over a vast range of conditions. Quite simply it is a garment that does many things really rather well... Read more
Breathable, wicking, fast drying and famously odour resistant, merino can be worn in the hot, in the cold, in the wet and in the dry. For all round comfort our merino is our baselayer of choice.
The short sleeves leave your arms exposed, increasing breathability and articulation, but be sure to cover up in the sun! Kepler is designed to be worn snug, but doesn’t need to be so skin tight that you feel self conscious in the pub at the end of the day.
Flatlock seams and an anatomical cut enhance the natural next-to-skin comfort of merino.
The Kepler range uses beautiful, ultrafine merino for a luxuriously comfortable next-to-skin feel.
With thermoregulatory and anti-microbial properties, merino wool is more than a match for day-in, day-out use across the temperatures in changeable mountain conditions, help you to stay fresh, comfortable and protected no matter what the weather decides.
We use 100% natural New Zealand merino from non-mulesing farms.Read less
- Short-sleeved ultrafine merino base layer
- Shorter sleeves improve ventilation and articulation
- Ultrafine merino for softness and comfort
- Anatomical cut and flatlock seams feel great next to the skin
- Merino wool minimises odours
- High warmth-to-weight ratio
- New Zealand merino from 100% non-museling farms
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Fabric: 100% New Zealand merino, 160 gsm, 17.2 microns Seams: Flatlock stitching
Weight: 8: 115 g; 10: 124 g; 12: 136 g; 14: 143 g; 16: 155 g
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. 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.
|Women's baselayer top sizing chart|
This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size.
Chest: measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist: measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips: standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest part.
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
Hard to beat for the money. Well made, warm, dries well, comfortable and stays odour free. Great product from Alpkit, and one that would be well used on multiday trips. Order a size down if you like athletic fit.
The Alpkit Kepler (RRP £29) comes in both short- and long-sleeved versions and provides a toasty base for any layering system
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
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
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.