We live for adventure, for exploring new paths and for challenging ourselves in the unknown. in looking for fabric to create clothing for our personal expeditions we just couldn't find what we were looking for.
It took many years of playing with yak wool, experimenting and vigorous testing in the field to understand that yak wool, when woven into yarn and made into fabrics, has unrivalled combination and lightness. We pushed further with our discoveries and the result in an outstandingly technical material that we had not seen anywhere else.
Yak wool is fine and hollow, allowing for air within the fibres to increase insulation and create better air-flow and moisture management, keeping you cooler in warmer weather and drier too. Yak wool is also highly flexible so its fibres bend and adapt to your movement for comfort. Due to its lightness in weight, clothing can be layered without bulk, or easily rolled and stored.
Yak wool wicks efficiently, taking moisture away from the skin to help you stay comfortable as you exercise and your body temperature rises. It is also naturally antibacterial and naturally odour resistant. These natural properties allow for our Hima-Layer™ fabric collection to perform incredibly well in a variety of conditions and assist your temperature regulation, meaning the less energy you use to stay warm or cool down, the more you can dedicate to movement and performance.
With this additional natural warmth, less yak wool is needed: kora base layers are light yet warm and breathable. When only proven essentials are taken and every gram has to earn its way onto your kit list, this is a precious advantage.
Our clean, elegant aesthetic is understated and versatile: it will see you through days on the mountain, epic trail runs and hikes, long weekend getaways and fire-side downtime, day through night, 365 days a year.