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Shola 230 Shorts

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These luxuriously soft boxer shorts are the perfect travelling companions for your next ski trip or trekking holiday.

They’re made from Hima-Layer™ Original 230, a pure yak wool fabric with remarkable temperature-regulating properties. They'll keep you comfortably warm in cold conditions, but cool and dry when the mercury rises.

Unlike cotton underwear which can leave you feeling clammy, these boxer shorts are breathable and wick moisture efficiently.

The fabric is naturally odour-resistant, so on long trips you can wear the same pair for several 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 technical fabrics for outdoor adventurers, through our in-house development programme Hima-Layer™.

Our ShoLa shorts are made from Hima-Layer Original 230 fabric, using yak wool sourced from nomad families on the Qinghai Tibet plateau in the 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'll stay cool and comfortable.
  • Feels soft like cashmere - and there’s no itch.
  • Pack lighter. Naturally anti-bacterial fabric smells fresh for longer.
  • Ideal for outdoor adventures in autumn, winter and spring.

Caring for your shorts

  • 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.
  • Close-fitted like leggings, rather than a traditional loose boxer.
  • Designed to be worn either as a single base layer in milder weather, or layered under our full or 3/4 length ShoLa leggings for extra warmth.
  • Narrower waistband reduces bulk when layered under ShoLa leggings.
  • Tape on left leg depicts contours of the Himalayas and colours of Tibetan prayer flags.
What The Experts Say
Our ShoLa shorts are new, so we don't have any expert reviews to share just yet. In the meantime, here's some praise for our ShoLa Zip base layer, which features the same high performance fabric.

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

 
Gear Patrol
Scotland Outdoors Award
Gear We Are Award

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