Women Climb writer Emily Pitts has a very positive opinion of her Alpkit Kepler Merino Base Layer Top. In particular she appreciates its design tailored specifically for women, highlighting its stylish appearance that's suitable for both climbing expeditions and social occasions.
With everything that this offers it is the best base layer I’ve ever had.
Emily praises the low neck design, which ensures it doesn't interfere with breathing, and other features like thumb holes, long sleeves, and thoughtful stitching placements to reduce rubbing. She finds the fit of the garment excellent, noting that it's designed to be snug but not too tight, ensuring a comfortable wear. She also values its functionality, emphasizing its wicking properties, and mentions its longer arm length, which provides warmth to wrists, a commonly cold area.
Furthermore, Emily appreciates that the merino wool doesn't itch, a typical concern for her, and lauds its odor resistance, even after wearing it for consecutive days. In terms of durability, Emily notes that the garment has held up well even after repeated washings and accidental tumble drying. Lastly, she commends the base layer for its value for money, pointing out its affordable price point, considering the quality and functionality it offers.