Description

100% pure merino wool makes our Kepler short-sleeve top ideal for a smorgasboard of mountain activities.

Whether you’re hiking a GR route on the continent, biking through Scotland, running on cool mornings, or heading out for the Alpine summer, your base layer should keep you dry and comfortable.

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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 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 that you feel self conscious in the pub at the end of the day.

Flatlock seams and an anatomical cut enhance the natural next-to-skin comfort of merino.

MERINO

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.

Kepler is made using only the finest sustainably sourced non-mulesed 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 Merino sheep look so content strutting around their hillsides.

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Features

Key Features

  • Short-sleeved ultrafine merino base layer
  • Shorter sleeves improve ventilation and articulation
  • Ultrafine 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
  • Merino from 100% non-museling farms
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats

Fit

Slim

Construction

Fabric: 100% merino, 160 gsm, 17.2 microns
Seams: Flatlock stitching

Weight

S: 140g; M: 160g; L: 170g; XL:175g; XXL: 195g

Origin: China

Care & Environmental Advice

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 Guide
Men's Base Layer Sizing
UK S M L XL XXL
Chest
Inches
CMs

37"
94

40"
102

43"
109

46"
117

49"
124
Waist
Inches
CMs

30"
76

32"
81

34"
86

36"
91

38"
97
Sleeve
Inches
CMs

33"
84

34"
86.5

35"
89

36"
91.5

36.5"
92.5
EU
USA
46
36
48
38
50
40
52
42
54
44

How to Measure

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.
Sleeve - With your arms relaxed by your side, tilt your head down and ask a friend to measure from the bone at the base of your neck, over your shoulder and down your arm to the fold at your wrist.

How to Measure

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.
Sleeve - With your arms relaxed by your side, tilt your head down and ask a friend to measure from the bone at the base of your neck, over your shoulder and down your arm to the fold at your wrist.

Fit Guide
Tight Slim Regular Relaxed
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape. Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting. A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose. A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.
Fit Guide
Tight Slim
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape. Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting.
Regular Relaxed
A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose. A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.
Kudos
Kepler Merino Review in Velome

The top is really lightweight, soft and totally breathable which is ideal for a day's riding as I felt both warm and "airy"|my Alpkit Merino wool layer whist riding was really comfortable|Great quality, fit and features

Second Summit Kepler Review

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.

Wild Running Alpkit Kepler Top Kit

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

Wild Running Top Men's Winter Running Gear

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

Women Climb Kepler Merino Top Review

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

Reviews

The Details

Kepler Short Sleeve in action