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Kepler Short Sleeve [Womens]pure merino baselayer

Fast drying, comfortable, and odour resistant merino: wear it next-to-the-skin, on its own, or as a base layer when running, riding, climbing or hiking

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Kepler Short Sleeve [Womens] pure merino baselayer

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100% genuine New Zealand merino wool makes our Kepler short-sleeve top ideal for a smorgasboard of outdoor activities in the mountains this summer.

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.

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 so you'll still feel like the best dressed in the pub after a day in the hills.

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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.

Key features
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
  • 100% genuine, museling free 160 gsm New Zealand Merino
  • Moisture wicking and breathable
  • Lightweight and quick-drying
  • Merino wool minimises odours
  • Next-to-skin fit; flatlock stitching and anatomical design
  • High warmth-to-weight ratio
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Materials

Fabric: 100% 160 gsm New Zealand merino
Seams: Flatlock stitching

Dimensions

Weight: S: 149 g; M: 159 g; L: 165 g; XL: 176 g; XXL: 187 g

Origin: China

The benefits of 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. Looking after your lightweight merino baselayer 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 you’ll 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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Womens sizing
8 10 12 14 16
Chest (inches) 32" 34" 36" 38" 40
Waist (inches) 25.5" 27" 29" 31" 33"
Hips (inches) 35" 37" 39" 41" 43"

These size charts show the body measurements that an Alpkit garment of a given size is designed to fit. They are not actual garment measurements. 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.

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Fuchsia
Excellent quality merino, well-made, great fit

I bought this as part of the baselayer bundle (1 short, 1 long sleeve for £55) so it was even better value. Very impressed by the quality of the fabric, the stitching and the style. The aubergine colour is exactly that - aubergine - and the weight is light but not see-through. The sleeves on the short sleeve version are just above the elbow, which I like, and the neckline is perfect, not too low to be work as a top layer. I wore this on a warm and windy walk up Pen-y-ghent, under a windproof jacket which can get a bit sweaty. The baselayer was incredibly comfortable, not one itch from any part of it, and I finished the walk in as non-smelly condition as I started it. I'd be happy to take this on a 4 day trip as my only baselayer.

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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

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this base layer is astonishingly good value. It’s great on, light enough to stash in your pack just in case an extra layer is in order and nice enough to hang out in at the end of your ride

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The Alpkit Kepler (RRP £29) comes in both short- and long-sleeved versions and provides a toasty base for any layering system

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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.

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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

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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.

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The top is really lightweight, soft and totally breathable which is ideal for a day's riding as I felt both warm and "airy"

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Great quality, fit and features

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