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Simply the Best Review by PhilS on 1/6/2016
I have paired the Shola 230 Leggings with the 230 Zip and it's the best system out there. Extreme cold (-15F) - no problem, I am warm and dry. Working hard and building up a sweat the Hima-Layer yak wool moves moisture like a pro. I am a product snob/skeptic but the Kora range of products have won me over for life. This is by far the best base layer on the market if you demand warmth when it's cold and staying cool when you are hot. I will be using nothing but Kora from now on.
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Nothing But the Best! Review by Boone Wagner on 1/4/2016
These are by far the best base layers I have ever owned. They keep me warm, but regulate my temperature better than any merino or synthetic. Smells are kept at bay and they are sooooo soft it is crazy. Kora will not disappoint you!
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Shola 230 Leggings

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Stay wonderfully warm from waist to ankle on chilly days in our base layer leggings.

When you step up the pace they’ll keep you cool and dry. That’s down to the remarkable temperature-regulating properties of Hima-Layer™ Original 230, our luxuriously soft yak wool fabric.

It's naturally odour-resistant too. So you can ski, climb or trek in glorious comfort - and stay smelling fresh for days.
Fabric & Care
Yak wool evolved over millennia to protect against the extreme Himalayan climate.

We've spent years transforming this astonishing fibre into a range of cutting-edge technical fabrics for outdoor adventurers, through our in-house development programme Hima-Layer™.

Our leggings are made from Hima-Layer™ Original 230 fabric, using yak wool sourced from nomad families on the Qinghai Tibet plateau in the High Himalayas.

  • Even better than merino. It’s 66% more breathable and 40% warmer, weight for weight.
  • Wicks moisture efficiently and allows sweat vapour to escape from your skin, so you won’t overheat or feel clammy.
  • Naturally anti-bacterial fabric smells fresher longer - so you can pack light.
  • Feels soft like cashmere - and there’s no itch.
  • Ideal for outdoor adventures in autumn, winter and spring.

Caring for your leggings

  • Cool machine wash on wool setting at 30˚c.
  • Line dry in the shade.

As long as you follow our care instructions, any shrinkage will be minimal.
Product Design
  • Ergonomically designed to allow your body to move freely.
  • Cut high at the back to keep you covered as you stretch, bend and twist.
  • Strategically placed seams prevent chafing and minimise excess fabric.
  • Diamond-shaped fabric panel in crotch allows freedom of movement.
  • Soft brushed fabric waistband for extra comfort.
  • Tape on left leg depicts contours of the Himalayas and colours of Tibetan prayer flags. Positioned over top of ski boots to prevent chafing.
What The Experts Say
Gearist.com
“The fabric never faltered across snowshoe hikes, ski tours and alpine days, bike rides and snowy mountainside beer drinking sessions. Neither did chafing ever come calling which is very high on the priority list. The leggings are built with the body in mind and the movements that will be thrown at a piece like this. The brushed fabric waistband deliberately rides a bit higher than usual in the waist in order to keep the body covered – a great combination with the Shola 230 crew’s lower hem. The lay-flat seams are again out of the way of chafing spots and a big winner for me is the diamond-shaped gusset in the crotch to keep chafing even further at bay.”

Praise from outdoor journalists for our Shola Zip base layer, which is made from the same outstanding yak wool fabric:

Gear Junkie
"Exceptional. Cut to an athletic fit, this 100 percent yak wool layer is warm, quick drying, and comfortable."

UltralightInsights.com
"It feels softer against my skin than merino and softer to the touch, like cashmere. It is finely woven, and shows no signs of pilling. For active winter sports in colder weather, worn under a shell jacket or alone on warmer days, I was very pleased with its warmth, breathability, and comfort. In my opinion, it’s a measure better than a comparable merino wool baselayer. From a cost standpoint, the Shola costs about $40 more than the Icebreaker 260 Zip-T I compared it with. People reading this review will ask if the extra warmth and performance is worth the extra cost. My response is you basically get what you pay for; you will not be disappointed with the Kora Shola.”

Examiner.com
Awarded 5 stars. “The author, who is very sensitive to lamb’s wool, was pleasantly surprised when the zip was put on. Immediately it became evident that not only is yak wool not itchy, it has a luxurious feel.

Grough

Awarded 'Best in Test'. "Warm enough to be worn on its own on a cool day and makes a good layering base when up in the mountains in poor conditions."

Gear We Are
Awarded ‘Recommended Product’. “If I’m being asked to part with £105 for a baselayer, I want it to work some minor miracles. I’d want it to be massively warmer, much more breathable, better wicking, lighter and less likely to get smelly than any other baselayer I owned. And I’d want it to look good too. So, imagine my amazement as this new Yak Wool (Yes, Yak. The hairy mountain beasts from the Himalayas) ticked all of those boxes and lived up to some bold claims by its new British manufacturer.”

Scotland Outdoors
Awarded five stars. “I wore the yak wool baselayer when cycling, running and Munro bagging. And so far there has been no sweaty whiff whatsoever...At no point did I feel damp on my skin and even after exercising, when I stopped to get into the car and drive for an hour, I stayed warm and dry.”

The Great Outdoors
“It feels very soft and comfortable next to the skin, wicks moisture fast and dries fairly quickly...The top doesn’t smell after continuous wear – I slept in it on the overnight trips, so it was worn for 30-plus hours non-stop – or after strenuous sweaty exercise... if you want a cool weather base layer this is one of the best around."

A Luxury Travel Blog
“These garments are incredibly warm and will serve as an excellent base layer in even the most extreme environments.”

Washing Machine Post
"Achieves everything promised by the manufacturer and then some....if you're a fan of merino, or sad enough to be still clad in polyester, you might be happy to join the vanguard of odourless winter toastiness with a covering of yak wool; it just gets better and better."

Delivery & Returns

We hope you'll love your garment. If you don't for any reason, just return your (unworn) item to us within 30 days of purchase for a full refund or exchange. For more details visit our customer care and returns page.

 

Delivery prices

Key: Standard Express

Country / RegionShipping timeCost
UK 2-3 working days £5
  next working day £10
EU 6-10 working days €12
  1-4 working days €18
China & SE Asia 3-16 working days US$15
  1-2 working days US$24
Hong Kong 1-2 working days US$5
USA 6-8 working days US$10
  3-5 working days US$32
Canada & Mexico 3-16 working days US$16
  4 working days (CA)
5-6 working days (MX)
US$32
South Pacific (NZ & AU) 8-15 working days (NZ)
7-11 working days (AU)
US$15
  5-6 working days (NZ)
4 working days (AU)
US$30
Singapore 3-16 working Days US$15
  3-5 working days US$24
Rest of the World 3-16 working days US$15
Sizing Guide
sizing guide

Need help with sizing?

We've organised our sizes into convenient categories (small, medium, large, etc), but of course we're all different shapes. It's quite normal to find your measurements fall into more than one size category.

So what do you do if some of your measurements say you're a small and others say you're a medium? Well, some measurements are more important than others.

For tops, you should choose the size which matches your chest measurement. For bottoms, it's the waist measurement.

S M L XL XXL Men's Size Guide
CHEST (A) 92cm 98cm 104cm 110cm 118cm
36.2" 38.6" 40.9" 43.3" 46.5"
 

CHEST: MEASURE JUST UNDER THE ARMS AND ACROSS SHOULDER BLADES HOLDING TAPE FIRM AND LEVEL, WITH YOUR ARMS DOWN BY YOUR SIDES.

SLEEVE (B) 83cm 85cm 88cm 90cm 94cm
32.6" 33.5" 34.6" 35.4" 37"
 

SLEEVE: 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) 76cm 82cm 88cm 94cm 105cm
29.9" 32.3" 34.6" 37" 41.3"
 

WAIST: MEASURE AROUND YOUR NATURAL WAISTLINE

SEAT (D) 95cm 101cm 107cm 113cm 120cm
37.4" 39.8" 42.1" 44.5" 47.2"
 

SEAT: MEASURE AROUND FULLEST POINT OF SEAT WHILE STANDING

INSEAM (E) 80cm 81.5cm 83cm 84.5cm 86cm
31.5" 32" 32.7" 33.3" 33.8"
 

INSIDE LEG: 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

 

Owner Reviews

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Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

 
Simply the Best Review by PhilS on 1/6/2016
I have paired the Shola 230 Leggings with the 230 Zip and it's the best system out there. Extreme cold (-15F) - no problem, I am warm and dry. Working hard and building up a sweat the Hima-Layer yak wool moves moisture like a pro. I am a product snob/skeptic but the Kora range of products have won me over for life. This is by far the best base layer on the market if you demand warmth when it's cold and staying cool when you are hot. I will be using nothing but Kora from now on.
Quality
Design
Fit
 
Nothing But the Best! Review by Boone Wagner on 1/4/2016
These are by far the best base layers I have ever owned. They keep me warm, but regulate my temperature better than any merino or synthetic. Smells are kept at bay and they are sooooo soft it is crazy. Kora will not disappoint you!
Quality
Design
Fit
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Gear We Are Award

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