A winter baselayer should be warm, but still breathable. A high zipped neck and long hem are also essential. In this group test we've trialled winter weight baselayers from a number of leading brands.
New to the Alpkit outdoor clothing range is the high quality Kepler 160 gsm merino baselayer. Using premium 100% genuine New Zealand non-mulesed merino wool, they are ideal for a smorgasboard of outdoor activities in the mountains all year round. 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.
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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. 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.