Review Details - Shola 230 Zip
Product Review (submitted on April 1, 2018):
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.