Women's Azog Hooded Jacket
The yak wool’s warmth and ability to endure day-after-day wear with fluctuating temperatures makes it a must. It also remains a fabric that is my base layer on most days just ‘living’ here in Shangri-La.
Our unique yak wool fabrics development programme
The Hima-Layer Difference
Yaks live comfortably at 16,000 feet in the freezing-cold Himalayas—kept warm by their natural coat of wool. The secret to yak wool’s incredible warmth-for-weight is that the fibre is hollow, trapping more air next to the body. This is why Kora’s Hima-Layer Original 230 fabric is warmer, weight-for-weight, than traditional merino fabrics - up to 40% warmer. Move aside, Sheep.
Yak wool is softer than soft—making it the ideal baselayer and midlayer material. Aside from our unique performance fabrics, yak wool more frequently used as an alternative to cashmere. Whether you’re embarking on a long, challenging day in the mountains, cruising the streets, or lounging at home, Kora’s Hima-Layer fabrics offer supreme comfort.
Bought this as a mid layer to go skiing. Having not been skiing for 15 years, all I remembered was being cold, in the hotel and on the ski lifts. I may have gone a bit overboard in buying base and midlayers. I wore this hoody everyday over a thinner base layer and on a snow day added a fleece gillet. It didn't smell (i do have a bad sense of smell... but no one complained!) and didn't wear any of the others i packed off with me. The reasons for the four stars in design is the light green fabric shows off the sweet marks, but dried clear. All black would be preferable. (it was warmer on an afternoon, but had no where to store my hoodie on the mountain so just kept on wearing it.) i also found the hood didn't fully cover my ears on the one day i was cold enough to want extra protection under my helmet. I think this will mean it will fall down to easily when not wearing a helmet in windy conditions. I am probably going to be buying an air hole baraclava which will render it redundant. Overall i don't retreat buying this hoody, and it kept me more than toasty in Austria (temperatures around -10 to 5 degrees outdoors)