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M's Shola Zip with logo

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$ 136.00 USD
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$ 136.00 USD
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Overview

The original yak wool base layer, and still our best seller - if you have to choose, then this should be your first kora.

Made with our unique Hima-Layer™ Shola, a 100% pure yak wool fabric, the Shola 230 Zip will keep you comfortable all day, from mild spring to deepest winter. Cut long so you stay covered, the full length zipper provides maximum ventilation when you need it, while the luxuriously soft fabric breathes and expertly handles moisture.

Fabric weight: 230gsm

Cut: Fitted, like a second skin that you will not notice

Uses: Athletic

Perfect for: September through April, up or down the mountain

UPF 40. Natural anti-odour

  • men's
  • women's

Your body measurements in inches:

Your body measurements in centimetres:

Size Chest Sleeve Waist Seat  Inseam
S 92 83 76 95 80
M 98 85 82 101 81.5
L 104 88 88 107 83
XL 110 90 94 113 84.5
XXL 118 94 105 120 86
Size Chest Sleeve Waist Seat  Inseam
S 36.2 32.6 29.9 37.4 31.5
M 38.6 33.5 32.3 39.8 32
L 40.9 34.6 34.6 42.1 32.7
XL 43.3 35.4 37 44.5 33.3
XXL 46.5 37 41.3 47.2 33.8
Size Chest Sleeve Waist Seat  Inseam
XS 80 76 64 89 75
S 86 78.5 69 94 77.5
M 92 81 74 99 79
L 98 84 80 105 80.5
XL 104 87 86 111 82
Size Chest Sleeve Waist Seat  Inseam
XS 31.5 29.9 25.2 35 29.9
S 33.9 30.9 27.2 37 30.5
M 36.2 31,9 29.1 39 31.1
L 38.6 33 31.5 41.3 31.7
XL 41 34.2 33.8 43.7 32.3

How to find your measurements:

Chest (A): measure just under the arms and across shoulder blades holding tape firm and level, with your arms down by your sides.

Sleeve (B): with arm relaxed at your side and slightly bent, measure from centre back neck, over point of shoulder, down the outside of the arm down to the wrist bone.

Waist (C): measure around your natural waistline.

Seat (D): measure around fullest point of seat while standing.

Inside leg (E): measure pants that fit you well. Lay them flat, with the front and back creased smooth. Measure along the inseam from crotch to bottom of leg hem. On body = crotch to inside ankle bone.

Your body measurements in inches:

Your body measurements in centimetres:

Size Chest Sleeve Waist Seat  Inseam
S 92 83 76 95 80
M 98 85 82 101 81.5
L 104 88 88 107 83
XL 110 90 94 113 84.5
XXL 118 94 105 120 86
Size Chest Sleeve Waist Seat  Inseam
S 36.2 32.6 29.9 37.4 31.5
M 38.6 33.5 32.3 39.8 32
L 40.9 34.6 34.6 42.1 32.7
XL 43.3 35.4 37 44.5 33.3
XXL 46.5 37 41.3 47.2 33.8
Size Chest Sleeve Waist Seat  Inseam
XS 80 76 64 89 75
S 86 78.5 69 94 77.5
M 92 81 74 99 79
L 98 84 80 105 80.5
XL 104 87 86 111 82
Size Chest Sleeve Waist Seat  Inseam
XS 31.5 29.9 25.2 35 29.9
S 33.9 30.9 27.2 37 30.5
M 36.2 31,9 29.1 39 31.1
L 38.6 33 31.5 41.3 31.7
XL 41 34.2 33.8 43.7 32.3

How to find your measurements:

Chest (A): measure just under the arms and across shoulder blades holding tape firm and level, with your arms down by your sides.

Sleeve (B): with arm relaxed at your side and slightly bent, measure from centre back neck, over point of shoulder, down the outside of the arm down to the wrist bone.

Waist (C): measure around your natural waistline.

Seat (D): measure around fullest point of seat while standing.

Inside leg (E): measure pants that fit you well. Lay them flat, with the front and back creased smooth. Measure along the inseam from crotch to bottom of leg hem. On body = crotch to inside ankle bone.

Socks sizes

Size EU USA  UK
Small 38-41 6-8 5-7.5
Medium 42-45 8.5-11.5 8-10
Large 46-49 12-14 11-13

Customer Reviews

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S.K.
Definitely worth the money!

This review applies to the Shola 230 zip, crew and leggings. Simply the best base layers I have experienced. Warmer, softer, and according to my better half, much better looking. I plan to buy a second set as soon as I can. 6 stars!

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Great base layer for hiking

Bought this originally for downhill skiing but tried it out hiking. Usually I don’t want zippers then (weight penalty and not as comfortable when sleeping in it) but it was really great and didn’t bother me at all in the sleeping bag. Kept me warm enough and had a really soft feeling.

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J.
Light and warm, with awesome customer service.

I purchased this item for my wife as a gift. In her own words, here's what she thought about it: As a person who easily gets cold, this was a great buy for its claims of more warmth than Merino wool. Having a product like this that is light, smooth and more warm was very comfortable to wear. It is cool on first few mins of wear but quickly warms up. While it is warm, the wind will still pass through. This just means I have to cover with an outer layer. However, there was an instance wherein I only had this one layer on and my husband needed 2 layers outdoors. I also feel that my skin is able to breathe with this fabric and it not being clingy on the skin should I break a sweat. Having a neck zip for temperature regulation is a bonus for this garment. Note for neck comfort, for my 5 foot and 105 lb frame with measured neck circumference of 13 inches and who usually wears a size small clothing, Medium Shola 230 Zip with 14 inch neck circumference was more comforable on the neck compared to the small Shola 230 Zip which had 13 inch neck circumference as well. While the product is really good, we also truly loved Kora's after-sales customer service! We needed a size exchange and Beth, one of their wonderful team members, was warm, understanding, and quick with assisting us to make sure everything was right so that we were 100% satisfied. We wish all companies' customer care teams were as nice as her. Overall, I am truly satisfied with this purchase for its beneficial offerings, material uniqueness, clean looking style, and shopping experience. They definitely won a repeat customer in us.

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M.B.
Two years and counting

Without doubt the best active top I have ever used, and I have used a lot. Had my set; zip, crew, leggings, hat etc etc for nearly two years. They have been virtually the only base layers on month long trips to Antarctica, Svalbard, Greenland, Japan and have performed brilliantly. This with continual blasts in Wales and Scotland. They particularly excel when the weather is at its most inclement and I do not mean just ice cold. They have a wide ambient temperature comfort range. Curiously the Zip is also to be seen no where near the mountains as a general smart top. Great products. You really get what you pay for.

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N.E.
1 year test

I have now owned this Shola 230 Zip for 53 weeks. I have worn it for many 100s of hours during extended cycle rides, generally between -8'C and +15'c. In the colder temperatures usually with a gilet on top and arm warmers and in the extreme cold with a windproof jacket as well - in the warmer temperatures it copes beautifully just by itself, and then any warmer than that I tend to wear a short sleeve merino sportswool made by somebody else. I have washed it once - not because it smelt or particularly needed washing, but because I wanted to take the 5% shrinkage out of it. Its just ridiculous how well this top has performed. If I had could make one tiny change, it would be to increase the zip length by a couple of inches to assist core temperature regulation but that's being picky as you should be able to adjust your top layers more readily. I believe this is one of the best purchases I have ever made. It travels everywhere with me. I cannot recommend it highly enough. You get what you pay for.