Werk are incredibly comfy organic cotton canvas shorts with technical qualities that make them perform on the hill, whether you’re hiking the Ben or biking Offa’s.
Everything about the Werk is designed for maximum comfort and freedom of movement. We've used an articulated fit and gusseted crotch, allowing you to move freely whether bouldering, biking, bivvying or hiking up to the mountain refuge….
The organic cotton canvas fabric is super comfy but incredibly tough under abrasion — ideal for the infamous sandpaper effect of gritstone crags. Blended with a small amount of spandex, the Kraft are pretty darn stretchy too, easily passing the ‘foot-next-to-your-face-heel-hook’ test.
A touch of spandex in the fabric lets the Werk short move with you, not against you and the gusseted crotch gives you even more room to move unrestricted. These shorts have passed the ‘get-your-foot-improbably-high-to-avoid-that-rubbish-foothold’ test, so they’re pretty darn stretchy.
The thicker central rear belt loop is ace for attaching your chalk bag and a zipped thigh pocket is ideal for stashing your keys or cards so you don’t lose them when you're bouncing about on the bike or hanging off overhangs.
Finishes on or just above the knee
Fabric: 97% organic cotton, 3% spandex, 260 gsm
Enzyme washed for a soft, worn-in look and feel
S: 400 g; M: 420 g; L: 435 g; XL: 455 g
Like your favourite pair of jeans, these shorts will feel tighter straight out of the packet or washing machine, but: DON’T PANIC - they’ll relax a little as you wear them.
To look after your Werk, wash them inside out at 30°C with similar colours. Avoid using detergents and conditioners where possible. They'll soon smell of chalk and heather anyway.
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
Organic CottonWerk use organic cotton that is GOTS certified.
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.