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Kepler Vest [Womens] Merino vest

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New Zealand Merino baselayer vest, fast drying, comfortable, odour resistant baselayer for running, riding, climbing or hiking


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  • Full Description
  • Features At A Glance
  • Care & Environmental Advice
  • Size Guide
  • Customer Reviews

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

The lightweight baselayer top is a staple piece of most peoples layering systems. Kepler 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.

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 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
  • 100% Genuine New Zealand mulesing free Merino
  • Moisture-wicking and breathable
  • Lightweight and quick-drying
  • Merino wool minimises odours
  • Flatlock stitching sits nicely next-to-skin for comfort
  • Anatomical fit for performance
  • High warmth-to-weight ration even when wet
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
Vital stats

160 gsm Merino jersey
17.2 Microns

Origin: United Kingdom

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.

Size chart Baselayer Tops Womens
Women's baselayer top sizing chart
8 10 12 14 16 18
Chest (inches) 32" 34" 36" 38" 40" 42"
Waist (inches) 25.5" 27" 29" 31" 33" 35"
Hips (inches) 35" 37" 39" 41" 43" 45"
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.
What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments

6 Reviews


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bought these as an extra layer for winter kayaking, but use them as everyday vests as well - beautifully made, well fitting, classy.

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For my daily commute, this one is ideal. Keeps adequately warm as a base layer, ventilates sufficiently to minimise sweating and dries quickly, odorless and comfortably.
The bodycontour seams make you forget you are wearing it.
Even after ten months of intense wear and consistent hand wash, it can still be part of my office outfit.
Strongly recommend for menopause flare ups as sweat doesn't show wink

The only vest you’ll need

Finally got a couple of these vests as they were out of stock in my size. The merino is exceptionally fine, feels very soft against the skin and doesn’t look like wool. The design is simple and doesn’t look like underwear, so it can be worn as a base layer on its own. The vest gives good upper back and shoulder coverage, it’s not too scooped. For winter it’s also a decent ‘tucking in’ length - a lot of women’s vests are so short in the body. Sizing is a little bit on the large side, the 8 is more like a small 10. It’s not too fitted but also not gaping. Colours are true. It’s very warm, toastier than other merino vests I own. If you want a vest that could be sleepwear, underwear, exercise and every day baselayer wear, then just buy this!

Terrific Top

This is an awesome vest that can be worn as a baselayer or a top. It's a lovely thickness (not see through like some baselayers) and has a fairly loose fit, though not in a bad way, just not skin tight like other baselayer tops. I've worn it touring, MTBing and as an everyday top. It can withstand a few days of sweaty wear without getting smelly and washes really well. A great product that I totally recommend!

Great vest

Well made, all the best qualities of merino at a bargain price. Size is on generous side and love the fact you can wear it as an under garment or a top on its own. I'm going to buy another. Totally recommend it.

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I bought this to keep me warm overnight while camping and also to wear day to day in the coldest part of winter. It did its job well while camping, I even got a bit hot and had to strip of some other layers. Doesn't smell after 3-4 wears.
I bought a 12, which is my normal size and it's about right, perhaps a little on the large size but not unpleasantly so. As described, is the right shape to strip down to and not look out of the ordinary. The fabric doesn't look and feel like wool from a distance, it's very fine and smooth and soft.

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