Laika is a performance mid-layer. Its brushed-back 100% recycled fabric feels soft and warm next to the skin and traps extra insulating air close to your body. The smooth, close-knit outer cuts out more wind chill than your average base layer, and extra hardwearing. A deep front zip gives extra ventilation, keeping you cool when working hard in colder climes.
Designed for working up a serious sweat, Laika uses a high-wicking, fast drying and breathable recycled polyester fabric, keeping you comfortable throughout the day. The high collar and deep front zip allow you to further control your temperature when the terrain/weather conditions change. And thumb loops provide extra hand coverage when you’ve been caught out without your gloves.
The Laika has a 4-way stretch which moves with you, even when trail running turns into fell running and fell running turns into on-all-fours-running! Last but not least, the Laika is Polygiene® treated to resist odours, meaning you can wear it multiple times in a row without having to erect your own personal quarantine tent!
"The Laika has been in our range for a number of years, but we knew we could make it better – and not just by making it fully recycled. We’ve improved the wicking and made it faster drying by reducing the weight and eliminating any spandex from the fabric."
Fabric: 100% recycled polyester, 145gsm
Smooth dense-knit outer face and brushed back
Polygiene® Stays Fresh technology
The Laika has been treated with Polygiene® Stay Fresh technology so you can wear it for longer before it starts to whiff. When your tee does start to pong, wash it at 30°C or handwash with cool water. Don’t use fabric softeners or conditioners though – these stop your tee from wicking as well.
We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.
How It Is Made
Polygiene® Stay Fresh
Polygiene® Stay Fresh technology inhibits the growth of pong-causing bacteria, extending your tee’s lifespan and meaning you can wear it more and wash it less. Wearing your tee just one more time before washing can save huge amounts of CO₂ and water over its lifespan.
The Laika is made from 100% recycled polyester. This fabric is made using post-consumer recycled content, which means it may have started life as a plastic bottle!
Where It Is Made
Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.
All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.
Reducing our carbon footprint
We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.
We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.
End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.