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Kepler Velo Short Sleeve [Womens] [2016] pure merino cycling base layer

Kepler Velo Short Sleeve [Womens] [2016]


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Naturally thermal and anti-microbial merino half zip jersey for comfort, warmth, and freshness on your longer two-wheeled adventures


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Whether you're on a big day out, a week-long day out, or off chasing bad guys, there's nothing worse than stopping to layer up every time the sun goes behind a cloud.

Thermoregulatory, anti-microbial, UV protective, and exquisitely soft, Kepler Velo base layer keeps you comfortable and fresh on longer trips across a range of temperatures with a slightly thicker fabric keeps you protected on chillier days.

A high collar protects your neck from draughts or the sun whilst short sleeves and a half-zip add ventilation. Drop tail and gripper hem elastic, stop the base layer from riding up.

Thoughtfully functional, a zipped pocket on the rear is sized to fit your energy bars and gels.

Reflective tape woven into the zips helps you stay visible and safe.


The Kepler range uses beautiful, superfine 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.

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Key features
  • Short-sleeved cycling pure merino base layer
  • Snug cycling-specific cut for comfort
  • Shorter sleeves improve ventilation and articulation
  • High collar protects from the draughts and the sun
  • ½ zip gives you room to breathe
  • Superfine merino for softness and comfort
  • Anatomical cut and flatlock seams feel great next to the skin
  • Merino wool minimises odours
  • High warmth-to-weight ratio
  • New Zealand merino from 100% non-museling farms
  • Rear zipped pocket for your map and snacks
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
Vital stats

Fabric: 100% New Zealand merino, 200 gsm, 17.2 microns
Seams: Flatlock stitching

Origin: China

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.
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Women Climb Review Kepler

Glowing review of our Kepler from Women Climb

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.

Women Climb

Women Climb April 2016 - Women Climb

Faraway Visions Review Velo

Meraid reviews Kepler Velo Top

Never let your partner choose your clothes, unless you love a traffic-stopping look

Meraid Griffin

Faraway Visions November 2016 - Meraid Griffin

Kepler Merino

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


Singletrack Magazine January 2016 - Beate Kubitz

Grit CX reviews Kepler Velo

It’s easy to skimp on something as seemingly dull as a base layer, but after having ridden with the Kepler Velo I don’t think I’ll be going back to those ‘bargain’ tops I’ve been using ...smiles for miles wise it’s a very worthwhile investment

Grit CX

Grit CX March 2016 - Giles Perkins

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