M's Xenolith Sweater 1.0

M's Xenolith Sweater 1.0

A men's insulating mid layer inspired by alpine guide sweaters

Regular price $ 250.00 USD
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M's Xenolith Sweater 1.0

M's Xenolith Sweater 1.0

A men's insulating mid layer inspired by alpine guide sweaters

Regular price $ 250.00 USD
Sale price $ 250.00 USD Regular price $ 250.00 USD
Sale Sold out

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  • 30%

    yak wool

  • 70%

    merino wool

  • 240gsm

Highlights

  • Lightweight with ergonomic fit, allowing freedom of movement
  • Helps you maintain a comfortable body temperature during intense exercise on the mountain
  • Includes Polartec® Alpha® - a hi-tech alternative to down and fleece insulation

Details

Combining the benefits of natural performance wools, Yak wool, and Merino with Polartec Alpha insulation, this lightweight sweater has an ergonomic fit, allowing freedom of movement.

Made with our Hima-Layer™ Yardang fabric, a Merino-Yak wool blend, the Xenolith is designed to help you maintain a comfortable body temperature during intense exercise on the mountain.

We’ve added Polartec® Alpha® in the body and at the top of the sleeves to enhance the wool’s natural warmth and breathability. Polartec Alpha is a hi-tech alternative to down and fleece insulation.

Unlike down, it’s extremely breathable, insulates even when wet and dries quickly. Unlike fleece, it packs down small. It’s quiet too - no rustling noises as you move.

We’ve added a host of useful features such as thumb loops, an extra long zip for ventilation and a zipped inside pocket for stashing keys, sun cream or cell phone.

Fabric weight: Hima-Layer™ Yardang fabric, 240gsm

Item weight (large): 500g

Care Guide

Can be machine washed at 30℃. Do not use softener. Close any zips, wash with similar colours in a washing bag and dry on a line or rack.

Delivery & Returns

Free shipping on all orders over $150. Read more here.

Items may be returned for up to 30 days. Read more here.

35 Day Guarantee

We are so confident that you'll love your kora product that we offer a 35 day live & love or return guarantee. You can wear your kora pieces, and if you wish to return them for any reason you may do so for a refund. Read more here.

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Warm mid layer with added insulation

Designed to be worn in colder conditions in the mountains, we have added Polartec® Alpha® to the interior - which was formulated for the US Special Forces - for added insulation.

Giving back to the Himalayan nomads

kora was founded with the aim of supporting the communities of the Kegawa Herders' Cooperative, by buying their yak wool directly to create our layers.

A collective of more than 90 families in the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, our friends live all year around at 4,500m.

We buy this wool at a set mid-market rate throughout the buying season in order to offer price certainty, and in addition we pay a 10% stipend.

Live & love or return with our 35 day guarantee

We are so confident that you'll love your kora product that we offer a 35 day live & love or return guarantee*.

You can wear your kora pieces, and if you wish to return them for any reason you may do so for a refund*.

Customer Reviews

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John Johnson
Xenolith sweater

I love the garnent. However, the inside pocket is too small. I know that it's a mid-layer but you might consider two large front pockets for hands wearing light gloves.

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Olivier c.
Best warm mid layer ever

Since I have bought it in March I have almost worn it everyday until the warmer days. I have hiked in it the Alps, in the Cévennes in autonomy & done CrossFit with it outside in the cold and rain. The long zipper allows to regulate the temperature ideally. It was my first buy from the Kora brand and now I am totally in!
I had several mid layers from arcteryx and Patagonia but this is my favorite.

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David Johnson
Great sweater

Used it for one 6 day trip in the back country so far and I really like it.It is nice to have something made of wool rather than fleece. The nylon lining that acts as a spacer to increase warmth and allow sweat to dissipate is a great addition to the item.

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James Lerch
Excellent clothing for a wide variety of temperatures

For now I am living in Flagstaff, Arizona. It is late spring, and temperatures these past couple of weeks have ranged from freezing to over 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This sweater has quickly risen to my first choice first thing in the morning and in the early evening until I go to bed.

I have never had a better mid-layer. It is very well made, from quality ingredients. I ordered Epidote Green and am very satisfied with the color. It feels like it is going to last for a long time.

I hope to use this mid-layer on backpacking hikes during spring or fall, or when I hike in colder climates.

Thank you for making such a great product!

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Customer
Love it

Absolutely love this jumper. Ski instructor in Switzerland I hardly took it off the whole winter . Not bulky under my jacket like other mid layers, very comfortable and breathable for cross country and warm enough for sitting on a terrace. Love the green colour.