Kepler Long Sleeve [Mens]pure merino baselayer
Premium New Zealand 160 gsm merino top, made for mountain sports whether you wear it on its own or as a base layer
Kepler Long Sleeve [Mens] pure merino baselayer
We use 100% genuine New Zealand merino wool to ensure our Kepler long-sleeved top earns its place in everyone's outdoor layering system.
A staple in most people's layering systems, Kepler fits right in there with excellent performance over a vast range of conditions and is, quite simply, a garment that does many things really rather well.
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 over extended durations, merino is our baselayer of choice.
Thumb retainers in the cuffs keep the sleeves where they're meant to be, ensuring that your wrists are protected from the cold - pretty useful when your activity involves a lot of reaching.
Kepler is designed to be worn snug, but doesn’t need to be so skin-tight that you'll still feel like the best dressed in the pub after a day in the hills.
The benefits of Merino
Kepler is made using only the finest sustainably sourced non-mulesed New Zealand merino.
Merino wool is a natural material with properties that make it ideal for the changeable conditions you will experience during mountain activities, maybe that’s why New Zealand Merino sheep look so content strutting around their hillsides.
When you are on a mission you don’t want to be changing your layers with every turn in the weather. When it is cold Merino keeps you warm by trapping small pockets of air within its fibres. When its warm the same fibres will help to whisk moisture away from your skin so it can evaporate back into the water cycle! If you have been trapped in your garment for several days the antibacterial properties of a chemical called lanolin will help you stop ponging.
Merino baselayer won’t make you fitter, it won’t make you go faster, but it will help you feel more comfortable when you find yourself in uncomfortable circumstances.
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
- 100% Genuine New Zealand mulesing free Merino
- Moisture-wicking and breathable
- Lightweight and quick-drying
- Merino wool minimises odours
- Next-to-skin comfort: flatlock stitching and anatomical fit
- Thumb retainers stop the sleeves riding up
- High warmth-to-weight ratio
Fabric: 100% 160 gsm New Zealand merino
Seams: flatlock stitching
Weight: S: 174 g; M: 191 g; L: 192 g; XL: 207 g; XXL: 225 g
Merino wool is a natural material with properties that make it ideal for the changeable conditions you will experience during mountain activities, maybe thatï¿½s why New Zealand Merino sheep look so content strutting around their hillsides. When you are on a mission you donï¿½t want to be changing your layers with every turn in the weather. When it is cold Merino keeps you warm by trapping small pockets of air within its fibres. When its warm the same fibres will help to whisk moisture away from your skin so it can evaporate back into the water cycle! If you have been trapped in your garment for several days the antibacterial properties of a chemical called lanolin will help you stop ponging. Merino baselayer wonï¿½t make you fitter, it wonï¿½t make you go faster, but it will help you feel more comfortable when you find yourself in uncomfortable circumstances. The better you look after this merino baselayer the better it will look after you. Cleaning can be done in luke warm handwash (or gentle machine wash). Merino can and does develop holes the more adventures you go on, so darn these up as soon as you can, othersise they will get bigger and youï¿½ll be needing a new one! Common causes include snagging, vigorous machine washing, putting your finger through them when pulliing them on and hungry moths.
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Getting another one as soon as I can
Mine got slightly smelly after 3 weeks of constant use in the Himalayas. I'd have hated to have smelled some of the poly thermals my friends were wearing
Kepler merino base layer
I wore my Kepler long sleeve top last Saturday 3rd June for the Lyke Wake Walk - 42 miles across the North York Moors. It did what it says it will do... kept me warm in the cool morning (2am start) and was cool when the day got hot, which it did. No chafing, no rubbing, and no ponging after a solid 18 hours effort (we weren't quick!). Great piece of kit. Keep up the good work!
I've tried merino tops before, and this is the only one that doesn't feel like wool - this really feels (and looks) more like soft cotton. Used in July heat and November chill. If I do wash it it's usually to get stains from Chinese food or beer out of it, not because it stinks. Use the 'hand wash' proggie on the machine at 30°c and air dry. 1-3 weeks of running, hiking and casual wear without a wash is no problem at all. Generously sized.
Great bit of kit
Really good piece of kit. Very comfy and warm. Love the feature of the thumb holes and long sleeves. My only issue with it is the neck line is super wide and leave a lot of skin exposed. I'd like it to be higher/ tighter, so I don't have to wear a second layer underneath to close the gap.
Lovely, comfy, quality baselayer, does exactly what it's supposed to.
My only slight quibble it's it a tiny bit shorter in the body than I would prefer. To be clear it's not too short, rather just long enough. I'm 5,10" and not especially broad. I usually wear a medium in outdoor/mtb kit so might be worth sizing up to a large if you're on the cusp and you prefer a longer cut.
I've got the blue and grey one with a subtle logo and the colours look great in the flesh.
Overall I'm very happy with it!
a wonderful garment in many ways but,,,,,.The neck line is so low.I have to use a scarf/buff to stop the heat loss.Such a shame on a great piece of kit.
Good, but not fit
The neck line is too low, not too fit, size Mfor me is like L of other merinoshirts.
The rest is ok, no smell for days