Kepler Velo Long Sleeve [Mens] merino cycling jersey
- Full Description
- Features At A Glance
- Care & Environmental Advice
- Size Guide
- Customer Reviews
Whether on an evening blast or a major long distance ride, there's nothing more comfortable than riding in natures technical fibre. That's why we've created the Kepler Velo.
A staple in any cyclist's wardrobe, the mid-weight Kepler Velo will keep you comfortable day-in, day-out. Naturally wicking and odour resistant, wear it comfortably as part of a layering system or alone as a jersey. Made with superfine pure 200 gsm merino, this slightly thicker jersey is luxuriously comfortable and will keep you protected on the chilly days, with long sleeves and a full zip for that bit of extra ventilation.
Kepler Velo features three rear cargo pockets: an overlap opening for your left hand, a security zipped pocket for your right, and an elasticated open pocket in the centre. Add that to the snug cycling specific fit, drop tail and gripper hem elastic, and you'll be the envy of all the people you whiz past.
Reflective tape woven into the zips helps you to stay visible and safe.
The Kepler range uses beautiful, superfine pure merino for a luxuriously comfortable next-to-skin feel.
With thermoregulatory and anti-microbial properties, merino wool is more than a match for day-in, day-out use across the temperatures in changeable mountain conditions, help you to stay fresh, comfortable and protected no matter what the weather decides.
We use 100% natural New Zealand merino from non-mulesing farms.
- 3 Rear pockets with elasticated, overlap, and zip opening
- Reflective tape in front and rear zips
- Merino wool helps to regulate your body temperature
- Cycling specific fit, gripper elastic drop hem
- Full-length zip for ventilation
- Flatlock stitching for next-to-skin comfort
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Fabric: 100% Genuine New Zealand mulesing free Merino, 200 gsm
Seams: Flatlock stitching
L: 285 g
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.
What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments
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Really well made, and for multi-day rides Merino is certainly the way to go. I’ve worn this with a wicking sleeveless cycling best in mid summer and as part of a layered system in much cooler weather. Added bonus is that I can wear this off the bike when travelling light on multi-day rides. About to buy another.
Great top but be aware that Marino is easily damaged
I have recently returned from a 2200+ mile, 10 week bike packing/touring trip from Lands End to the north of the Shetland Islands. As well as including the Alpkit Stingray bag, STEM Cells and Fuel pod as part of my bike setup I took the Rythmn short sleeve and Kepler Velo Long Sleeve to wear when in hot and not-too-cold weather respectively.
I am by no means a road cyclist or endurance cyclist (how far I cycle per day and how many days the trip takes me are not very important to me) but I found the three rear pockets invaluable to stash a second layer, over-trousers and rain jacket. The pockets seemed like Dr Who’s Tardis. However, much I stretched them they seemed to take it.
The Rythmn held up well both during my months of training and during the trip - not that I used it much, it was a cool and wet summer for me.
Regarding the Kepler Velo, and perhaps Marino Wool in general. It was great and I liked wearing it, but .... it is not very robust in that it is very prone to developing holes (rather as I suppose womans tights are not very robust). While doing my training for the trip I discovered the Kepler Velo had developed a number of small holes, so I took the top to a seamstress to repair them before the holes grew larger.
I am not sure how the holes appeared. Maybe I snagged the wool in the zip, or maybe when I stashed the top in my saddle bag with some other stuff it got snagged.
When I set up my bike for the trip I purchased a waterproof stuff sack just large enough to hold all my Marino items. In this way I protected the delicate material from damage. This issue won’t prevent me from purchasing Marino items in the future, it is just something I am now aware off - Marino can be easily damaged if not cared for.
I also packed an Alpkit Draft Excluder - which I never needed to use.
Nice fit, nice material
I am very pleased with my jersey. For me the medium sizing is good but like most merino garments it stretches if you overload the rear pockets. The merino knit is of high quality and the only reason I give 4* rather than 5* is that I don't know how well it will last.
Nice jersey, size down for a good fit.
Super comfortable with well thought out pockets. The merino is comfortable against the skin and it is nice to have a long sleeved jersey stretchy enough to roll the sleeves up over the elbows.
My only issue is the sizing. I usually take a medium to large in cycling kit, depending on brand and cut. The medium Kepler feels huge, if i put anything substantial in the back pocket, the jersey really sags. I would probably go for a small next time.