Yak Wool Supercharges Merino in Kora’s Soft, High-Performance Layers
Kora is a pioneer in using yak wool to make high-performance apparel, including base-layers, mid-layers, and accessories. Kora makes its own fabrics, and sources yak wool direct from a cooperative of Nomadic yak herding families on the Tibetan plateau, supporting their traditional way of life. Yak wool is a natural performance fabric, with superior wicking, breathability, and odor-resistance along with softness on par with cashmere.
Kora’s Hima-Layer™ Yushu fabric is knitted out of 60% premium yak wool with 40% superfine Merino (18.5 micron certified mulesing-free) and comes in at 240 grams per square meter. With Yushu, kora has created an ultra-breathable fabric that has a wonderfully soft handle for everyday skin-fit comfort and provides yak wool’s exceptional Himalayan-born warmth. Kora designs and tests all of its own Hima-Layer™ fabrics, and has been developing high-performance yak wool base- and mid-layers since 2011.
Yushu Long Sleeve Crew ($130)
Kora’s Yushu Collection of base layers provide exceptional warmth, softness, and breathability with added corespun panels to ramp up strength and durability in high-wear areas. With a generous length in body and arm, this base layer won’t ride up and will keep the cold out and your warmth in. Kora’s Hima-Layer™ Yushu fabric is knitted out of 60% premium yak wool with 40% superfine Merino (18.5 micron certified mulesing-free) and comes in at 240 grams per square meter.
Yardang Quarter-Zip ($140)
Kora’s new Yardang Quarter-Zip is designed as a midweight, mid-layer. It is brilliantly versatile and fits perfectly over a base layer, and is light enough to have another sweater layered on top for cooler days. Available in the new Lake Blue and Copper Orange colors. Like all of the brand’s Hima-Layer™ fabrics, the kora team designed and developed the Yardang, a blend of 70% ultrafine, non-mulesed merino, supercharged by 30% premium Himalayan yak wool.
Stratam Vest ($190)
The Stratam Vest (fka Holocene Vest) has a go-anywhere do-anything attitude. It wins its place in the kit bag because it’s a workhorse that you can wear to dinner. Don’t leave home without it. It is made with Kora’s Hima-Layer™ Stratam fabric for exceptional warmth-for-weight and moisture management and uses eco-friendly DuPont™ Sorona® biopolymer for a smooth external surface.
Yushu Leggings ($130)
A full-length ultra-warm base layer, the Yushu Bottoms are the ideal first layer for all winter outdoor fitness and mountain activities. Blending 60% premium yak wool and 40% superfine merino, the bottoms are super-warm yet ultra-breathable and have been designed with a technical fit.
Yardang Beanie ($45)
A snug-fitting pull-on hat with a double-layer main shell and a stitched rim to ensure a close, shape-holding fit. Made from Kora’s super-soft Hima-Layer™ Yardang fabric, the combination of yak and merino wool creates a super comfortable, light, and extra warm yet breathable hat for everyday wear. Perfect for stuffing into a pocket for any eventuality. Available in four colors.
Yardang Neck Gaiter ($50)
Kora’s signature neck gaiter now comes in our ultra-soft Yardang fabric, blending yak and merino wools for incredible comfort and breathability. Designed to sit around the neck in soft folding layers, the gaiter can be pulled up easily over the mouth and nose to protect the face on the coldest of days.
Founded in 2013, kora is the pioneer of harnessing the potential of yak wool for athletic pursuits, and sources its wool direct from a cooperative of nomadic yak herders, supporting their traditional way of life. Kora designs and develops all of its own Hima-Layer™ fabrics, which are used across its award-winning line of baselayers, midlayers, and accessories. Kora continues to push the boundaries of technology to create products for outdoor adventures using yak wool – the Himalayan miracle fibre.
To craft yak wool’s miracle properties to offer supreme comfort; make the highest performance products on fair trade principles, and never compromise on quality or integrity.