Review Details - Shola 230 Zip
Product Review (submitted on January 4, 2018):
This layer is extremely soft, especially after a few months of wear. At first, it was just a tiny bit scratchy (similar to very nice merino), but soon became soft similar to a polyester layer.
I have worn it many, many times running - especially this winter. It is just the right warmth to wear alone for temp in the 40's to 50's. I get cold easily, but this works so well. So breathable as well. Finally, one of the best things about this layer is that I wear it almost every day to run, since I just hang it up to dry after I run and only need to wash it twice a week. It does not smell. Even though it is expensive it's worth it, since it does the job of at three other layers. Absolutely great durability so far, not a stitch out of place and zero tiny holes (like the type you would get in merino).
The absolute best thing about this layer is that it is humanely sourced, which is very important to me. I no longer buy merino wool for ethical reasons.