It’s hard to think of a more useful piece of outdoor clothing than the micro fleece top, the most fundamental of fleeces. Thrown on time after time for weightless warmth, unbeatable breathability and instant snugness.
Reassuring in its simplicity, the Kelpie is fast drying after a soaking, light and compact for shoving into rucksacks and functions fantastically layered under a wind or rain shell, allowing sweat to exit with ease. In a wardrobe packed with clothing for specific conditions, it’s the layer you’ll never regret packing.
The Kelpie is a slightly relaxed fit, with low profile seams placed to prevent rucksack rubbing, and a subtle marl effect running through the brushed fleece material. A quarter zip helps you to adjust your central heating and a chin guard maintains that superior softness.
- Highly breathable as a mid-layer underneath outer shells, allowing sweat to pass through easily
- Fast-drying and wicking to keep you warm and dry and for ease of washing
- Quarter zip neck to regulate your temperature during activities
- Low-profile seams off-set from the shoulders to prevent rubbing under rucksacks
- Excellent warmth to weight ratio provides effective insulation without weighing down rucksacks
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Fabric: 175gsm, 100% polyester fleece, double side brushed with subtle melange stripe
Sustainability and Product Care
How It Is Made
We always choose the most environmentally preferable materials and are moving our entire range to recylced wherever possible.
Where It Is Made
Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.
Reducing our carbon footprint
We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.
We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.
End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.
Delivery to France, Germany and Ireland is free over €80.
All duties and import charges are covered by Alpkit.
Men's midlayers size guide
|Size chart (inches)
|Size chart (cm)
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.
Measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms and be level from front to back.
Measure around your waist at the narrowest point.
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.
Close fitting designed to conform to your body.
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.