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Like a cosy second-skin, the Kepler Liner Beanie rarely leaves our heads, packs and pockets. Whether it’s for summit stops, early morning runs or blustery multi-pitches, bringing this beanie is a no-brainer. And a warm-brainer.
The Kepler Liner Beanie sits squarely in that niche between intolerable brain freeze and “I need to take this hat off before I boil to death.” Made from naturally warm, breathable and temperature-regulating merino wool, it provides a thin layer off warmth that stays comfortable even as your heart rate rises.
Superfine (17.5) micron merino wool has a high warmth to weight ratio without the bulk of other materials, allowing it to squeeze into the smallest of pockets when you need to take it off. Combined with the low-profile design (a panelled fit and flat-lock seams), the Liner Beanie fits neatly and comfortably under your climbing or cycling helmet. We’ve also used a double-layered headband to stop your ears from getting chilly – always the first casualties.
The beanie’s non-mulesed merino wool is blended with a small amount nylon and spandex using a process called ‘corespun’. Corespun merino is made by wrapping merino wool fibres around a central thread of nylon and spandex. This gives the Kepler Liner beanie more stretch for a better fit and extra durability to withstand the usual outdoor use and abuse.
86% Australian non-mulesing Merino (17.5 micron), 12% nylon, 2% spandex, (200gsm)
25g (S/M) / 33g (L/XL)
Merino wool is naturally odour-resistant, requiring less washing. When your beanie does start to whiff, hand wash it in lukewarm water or stick it on a gentle cycle at 30°C.
Use a gentle soap instead of detergents if you can, and don’t use conditioners of fabric softeners – these can reduce your beanie’s wicking abilities.
We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.
We only use merino from certified non-mulesed sources. Mulesing is a practice some farms use to guard against parasitic fly strike. We believe this practice is cruel and unnecessary and something that can be easily prevented by regular shearing.