W's Xenolith Sweater 1.0

W's Xenolith Sweater 1.0

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

Regular price $ 250.00 USD
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W's Xenolith Sweater 1.0

W's Xenolith Sweater 1.0

A women'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

Sizing

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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 (medium): 430g

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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Wanted to love it

I agree with the other reviewer that said the neck is super snug when zipped all the way up. I run cold - was looking for the thumb holes and a zip-up to keep out the drafts. Read all the phenomenal reviews and was super excited to get the Xenolith. Ordered a couple other pieces too (Neema, Shola) tried them on first (awesome...working out well!) and was disappointed that I felt like I was choking in this sweater. Return was painless though and Kora offered a replacement in a different size/color but I already felt like the body was plenty big so I didn't want to go up anymore.
Seemed well made and judging by my other items I'm sure it was. I was very warm just while trying it on in the house and at 5'4", 110, long torso, I found the small to be roomy in the body, plenty of space for a base layer. I was ready to love it but it just didn't work for me.

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Handy Gelbard
Review of women's xenolith

I have the men's version and my wife was so impressed she wanted one too - she has not been disappointed. The quality of the yarn,, the garment's breathability and its versatility make this her new favorite piece of outdoor wear. Kudos to Kora!

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Becky
Thank you kora for keeping me warm

Thank you kora for keeping me warm and protected on this windy headland, the base layers and my Xenolith absolutely nailed it and I didn't over heat once. A very happy lady.

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Jennifer
Amazing!

This sweater is amazing! Great mid-layer for just about anything- hiking, sailing, skiing, traveling. It’s classy, warm, and breathable. The feels really luxurious, but it’s also really durable, so it is great for going out on the town and getting outdoors. I’m 5’10”, 120 lbs, and thin, and the small sweater fits me somewhat loosely around the torso without looking bulky or sloppy.

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Marie Riddell
My go to!

Love this sweater. I bought for a mid layer but like it better as base layer. Perfect for winter hiking. It wicks amazingly well. It’s soft and cozy and the green with purple accents is beautiful. Only con, the collar is very snug when zipped up all the way.