What are the benefits of a Base Layer?

A base layer is the ideal product for temperature regulation as it helps you keep warm and cool down, depending on the conditions and the quality of the fibre.

In cold conditions, the thin layer of fabric next to your skin traps a layer of air between it and your body. Yak wool’s fine hollow fibres act as an extra insulator in very cold conditions. When you get too hot, your body sweats to release body salts and cool you down. The energy that’s exchanged when the sweat evaporates is what cools you.

First layer fabrics like yak wool pull water vapour away from your skin, through the fabric, where it evaporates. This means kora base layers work to support your body’s processes, maintaining your natural balance for maximum performance and endurance.

View our best base layers to find out more about kora yak wool clothing.