G.01 Vesikko in Alpaca Wool (Issue #1)

Regular price €285,00
/

Color
Size
Only 7 items in stock!

The G.01 first batches are made in limited quantities. Order now to secure yours.

Garments G.01 Vesikko - the birth of the world's first Alpaca wool Submariner sweater 

For issuing the first-ever Kasperi Garments – the G.01, we've joined forces with Alpa Knitwear. At Kasperi we've been collaborating with Alpa using their alpaca wool crewnecks for over two years in all conditions from the fells up north in Lapland to the sea. We fell in love with alpaca wool's qualities and envisioned the world's first Alpaca wool Submariner sweater. We designed a piece and Alpa figured manufactured it, and we've been testing it every day for the last six months with several iterations to the details. We believe the result is not only the first alpaca wool Submariner sweater but probably the best Submariner sweater out there. 

Kasperi's design philosophy on high utility and durability meets Alpa's decade-long experience in creating the highest quality pieces out of Alpaca wool with an emphasis on longevity and repairability. The G.01 Vesikko is made by Alpa at their high-tech knitting factory in Lithuania out of ethically sourced Peruvian alpaca wool. 

For designing this piece we went to the roots of maritime sweaters, the classic submariner sweater used by many navies around the world for close to a century now. We upgraded it from the point of view of utility. The Vesikko is namesaked by one of the few Finnish submarines from the 1930s.  

At Kasperi we've learned that especially regarding function and durability – the devil is in the details. Compared to the classic submariner sweaters the fit of this sweater is made with a functional fit which is slightly snugger than the boxy classic. Combined with a Raglan sleeve fit, it makes for a draftless sweater that helps the wool deliver its purpose: keeping you warm, dry, and comfortable. The roll-neck lets you adjust heat retention or cooling in the neck, and long rollable sleeves keep your wrists and hands warm even in the coldest of environments. 

As fit and materials matter for function, so do structures. We wanted to create a piece where the properties of Alpaca wool would get best utilized. With that brief Alpa went on to dial in their machines to create this specially developed 4 ply rib knit that creates dense and durable yet it has more puff and insulation compared to the military spec ones. The specific rib-knit creates a garment that has a 7mm thick layer of insulation in the torso and 6mm for the neck and cuffs. The larger than average cavities created by the specific knit combine in a way that reduces wind permeability and ensures that the insulating properties of this sweater are outstanding. For us, this creates a sweet spot for a sweater that gives warmth and comfort as active outerwear even in freezing temperatures and seawater spray. Used as a mid-layer, this shirt will keep you warm even in the coldest of weather. And it seldom gets too hot even indoors.

Another area where Alpaca wool excels is comfort. Alpaca wool's naturally extremely long fibers allow for creating a sweater where the durability of the navy spec equivalents meets the insulation capability of thicker more airy knitted sweaters. The knit also leads to a softer feel to minimize the possibility of chafing or itchiness, which is especially important in roll-neck style sweaters. 

Features

  • 100% Alpaca wool for best non-itch and anti-odor comfort

  • 7mm insulating knit thickness in torso and 6mm in neck, cuff, and hem

  • 4-ply knit for an insulating yet breathable and durable garment
  • Functional fit keeps wool close to the body, improving insulation and reducing drafts

  • Raglan cut improves range of motion and functional fit

  • Long foldable sleeves for adjusting warmth

Materials and manufacturing

100% Peruvian Alpaca wool, made by Alpa Knitwear in Lithuania. 

Care

The antibacterial properties of Alpaca wool mean this garment will stay fresh with only airing out almost perpetually. If a wash is needed, hand-wash in a sink with cool or cold water.

Sizing

Functional fit, size true to your size. Janne in the first picture is wearing Large and is 188cm and 88kg. Michael in the sixth picture is wearing Medium and is 177cm and 77kg. 
Refer to our size chart for details, if in doubt get in touch. 

G.01 Vesikko in Alpaca Wool (Issue
G.01 Vesikko in Alpaca Wool (Issue
G.01 Vesikko in Alpaca Wool (Issue
G.01 Vesikko in Alpaca Wool (Issue
G.01 Vesikko in Alpaca Wool (Issue
G.01 Vesikko in Alpaca Wool (Issue
G.01 Vesikko in Alpaca Wool (Issue
G.01 Vesikko in Alpaca Wool (Issue
G.01 Vesikko in Alpaca Wool (Issue
G.01 Vesikko in Alpaca Wool (Issue
G.01 Vesikko in Alpaca Wool (Issue
G.01 Vesikko in Alpaca Wool (Issue
G.01 Vesikko in Alpaca Wool (Issue
G.01 Vesikko in Alpaca Wool (Issue

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews Write a review