Men's Shola 230 Zip

$ 160.00 USD
The original yak wool base layer, and still our best seller - if you have to choose, then this should be your first kora. Made with our unique Hima-Layer™ Original 230, a 100% pure yak wool fabric, the Shola 230 Zip will keep you comfortable all day, from mild spring to deepest...
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We are confident you will love your kora. We want you to get out there and discover our amazing yak wool products for yourself, so we're offering you a special 30 day risk free trial. Order your kora and ski, run, hike, or ride in them for 30 days. If for any reason you are not happy, send them back to us and we'll give you your money back.

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.

Jeff Fuchs

Explorer

Our unique yak wool fabrics development programme

The Hima-Layer Difference

warm

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.

soft

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.

breathable

Thanks to yak wool’s hollow shape, and the inherent strength of the fibre, we are able to knit fabrics looser while maintaining the fabric’s durability. Air and water vapour escapes more easily between the knits, allowing the body to breathe more efficiently.

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Keeping your pack light

“If you need something that performs well while keeping your pack light in cooler conditions, you’re not going to do better than Kora’s Shola 230 Zip”

The best performance of any garment

“I think the performance aspects of the Kora ‘Shola 230 Zip’ are the best of any garment I have put to the test over the last 2,000+ days.”

Our go-to baselayer if the weather is chilly

“Our go-to baselayer if the weather is chilly. The yak wool fabric really is wonderfully soft and warm to wear, stretching into a cracking fit. The Shola 230... wicks admirably and keeps us extremely comfortable no matter what level of effort we are putting in”

Luxurious feel and is very soft

“I am very sensitive to lamb’s wool, and was pleasantly surprised when I first put the Kora zip base layer on. Immediately it became evident that not only is yak wool not itchy, it has a luxurious feel and is very soft.”

November 2018: "yak wool is warmer and more breathable than Merino, and is also lighter and softer—and so far I think they're right”

November 2018: "yak wool is warmer and more breathable than Merino, and is also lighter and softer—and so far I think they're right”

"Exceptional. Cut to an athletic fit, this 100 percent yak wool layer is warm, quick drying, and comfortable.” 

"Exceptional. Cut to an athletic fit, this 100 percent yak wool layer is warm, quick drying, and comfortable.” 

“These garments are incredibly warm and will serve as an excellent base layer in even the most extreme environments.”

“These garments are incredibly warm and will serve as an excellent base layer in even the most extreme environments.”

AWARDED 5 STARS. “The author, who is very sensitive to lamb’s wool, was pleasantly surprised when the zip was put on. Immediately it became evident that not only is yak wool not itchy, it has a luxurious feel.” 

AWARDED 5 STARS. “The author, who is very sensitive to lamb’s wool, was pleasantly surprised when the zip was put on. Immediately it became evident that not only is yak wool not itchy, it has a luxurious feel.” 

“It feels very soft and comfortable next to the skin, wicks moisture fast and dries fairly quickly...The top doesn’t smell after continuous wear – I slept in it on the overnight trips, so it was worn for 30-plus hours non-stop..."

“It feels very soft and comfortable next to the skin, wicks moisture fast and dries fairly quickly...The top doesn’t smell after continuous wear – I slept in it on the overnight trips, so it was worn for 30-plus hours non-stop..."

GROUGH AWARDED 'BEST IN TEST'. "Warm enough to be worn on its own on a cool day and makes a good layering base when up in the mountains in poor conditions.”

GROUGH AWARDED 'BEST IN TEST'. "Warm enough to be worn on its own on a cool day and makes a good layering base when up in the mountains in poor conditions.”

"Achieves everything promised by the manufacturer and then some....if you're a fan of merino, or sad enough to be still clad in polyester, you might be happy to join the vanguard of odourless winter toastiness with a covering of yak wool; it just gets better and better."

"Achieves everything promised by the manufacturer and then some....if you're a fan of merino, or sad enough to be still clad in polyester, you might be happy to join the vanguard of odourless winter toastiness with a covering of yak wool; it just gets better and better."

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