New Men's Shola 230 Zip
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- $ 160.00 USD
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- $ 160.00 USD
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Greetings fellow earth humans,
Besides hiking in the snowy forests of central New York in the winter I also train with barbells at earth normal gravity in freezing temperatures inside an uninsulated shack of a garage. For such endeavors this most excellent shirt pairs very nicely with the Kora Azog Hooded Jacket. However on very very cold days I will wear a parka on top of both garments until I'm sufficiently warmed up with some heavy barbell squats. After that I shed the parka and perform my overhead press or bench press and deadlifts with just this shirt on or paired with the Kora Azog Hooded Jacket depending on the temperature.
This is without a doubt the highest quality wool knit shirt I have ever owned. The wool material is excellent and so is the sewing. You have a choice now; keep your money and be unhappy for the rest of your life or buy yourself at least one damn good shirt that makes you feel stronger, smarter, younger and indomitable. We are all eventually going to die. What use will the money do you on your death bed or after you are dead? Live a little and stop harping on how expensive things are for once. Worth every penny. Get some.
Now it should be obvious that if they weren't eternally sold out I'd immediately purchase several pairs of the Shola 230 SS Crew shirt. But alas not even a "notify me when in stock" button on the page; this is a website booboo that needs some love and attention.
Sizing and fit: I stand roughly 5'9"/175cm tall and I weight 185lb/83kg. My waist measurement is 37 inches/94cm. Given those dimensions I want to make it clear that the correct size for me is a men's Large. Not extra-large and certainly not a Medium. Large is my size. This may be confusing given the sizing chart which lists XL as having the 37 inch waist whereas XL would surely be too big. I'm sure that my size for the Men's Shola 230 SS Crew shirt must also be L as in Large. But seeing as how I'd like to flex in the mirror with that glorious wool t-shirt on I'd probably just go for the medium to accentuate my pectorals and biceps.
This is the long sleeve wool shirt you are looking for. You need this shirt. Flex in the mirror with this shirt on after your heavy barbell lifts. Lift heavy. Feel that? That's your warm muscles wrapped in high quality yak wool and sweat. The sweat is quickly absorbed and wicked by the wool and the insulating properties are not diminished much by the moisture content. In all honesty I used the shirt for two weeks before I had to wash it because after each workout (and after checking myself out in the mirror) I took off the shirt and hung it to dry. The idea of not washing a garment after every use only sounds gross to the reader who is not familiar with the scientifically verified properties of wool to reduce odor. There's no school like old school.
Just received my Shola 230 zip. Very comfortable. Only wore inside house to date since I'm on Covid-19 isolation for 2 weeks. Anxious to wear it outside on the trail. I'm 6 feet tall ,180lbs and large fits nicely for a base layer.
So warm and comfortable, I now have two of them as I wear one almost every day. Works well
over a wide temperature range. Suggest ordering a larger size if in question.
I received the wrong size and returned it for hopefully the proper size. I bought it because I have the Shola with out the zip and love it but I do over heat at times. I think the option to open the zipper will add some flexibility to stay cooler.
Had the perfect heat transfer balance. Great fit (XL for a 6’3” 210 pounds) and extremely comfortable.