Kora Expands its Yak Wool Midweight Outdoor Collection

August 4, 2021

Advancing the technical performance of Yak Wool with fabric innovation and intelligent design

August 4, 2021 – Kora (, the pioneer in using yak wool for performance apparel, today announces the expansion of its Yardang Collection, to now include a new midweight (240gsm) Quarter-Zip Jersey, Hat, and Neck Gaiter. Kora has also introduced new colours Copper Orange and Lake Blue to this collection.

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. Designed for incredible comfort and breathability in all weather conditions, this particular Hima-Layer fabric is geared to four-season activities whether backcountry skiing or taking a stroll along the coast on a summer’s evening – the fabric will assist to regulate your temperature lessening any extremes of feeling hot and cold. The unique blend of yak and merino also means Yardang is Buttery-soft to the touch.

“We’re really proud to be expanding our range. The new Yardang jersey is hugely versatile, comfortable and looks great and has the excellent natural performance of our yak wool that we have become known and trusted for,” said Kora founder Michael Kleinwort. “It’s one of those pieces that will be a ‘go-to’ for both everyday and performance all year round.”

Below are the three new products in kora’s Yardang Collection:

Yardang Jersey:

Kora’s new Yardang Jersey is designed as a midweight, mid-layer. It is brilliantly versatile and fits perfectly over a base layer and is light enough to also have another sweater layered on top for cooler days. Available in the new Lake Blue and Copper Orange colors.

Technical and Product Details to Note:

  • Fabric weight: 240gsm, 70% superfine merino, and 30% premium yak wool
  • Zipped neck allows for efficient venting
  • Signature flag tape on left cuff
  • Internal graphic-only care instructions to reduce bulk in the neck
  • External embroidery logo
  • Natural anti-odor
  • Perfect for: every day, Four-Season Use
  • Available in men’s and women’s collections
  • MSRP: $140.00 // Landing Page

Yardang Hat:

A snug-fitting pull-on hat with a double-layer main shell and a stitched rim to ensure a close shape-holding fit. Perfect for stuffing into a pocket for any eventuality. Available in four classic colors; Lake Blue, Copper Orange, Epidote Green and Steatite Grey.

Product Details:

  • Fabric weight: 240gsm, 70 percent superfine merino, 30% premium yak wool
  • Discreet seam at the rear
  • Kora’s signature flag tape ribbon side-trim
  • Thin enough to wear under helmets (ski/ cycle/skate)
  • MSRP: $45.00 // Landing Page

Yardang Neck-Gaiter:

The neck gaiter is designed to sit around the neck in soft folding layers. There is enough stretch to easily be pulled over the mouth and nose to protect the face. The gaiter is available in the new Lake Blue and Copper Orange colors.

Product Details:

  • Fabric weight: 240gsm, 70% superfine merino, and 30% premium yak wool
  • Kora’s signature flag tape ribbon side-trim
  • MSRP: $50.00 // Landing Page


About kora:

Founded in 2013, kora is the pioneer of harnessing the potential of yak wool for athletic pursuits and sources its wool directly from a cooperative of nomadic yak herders, supporting their traditional way of life. Kora designs and develops its own Hima-Layerfabrics, 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.

Kora’s Mission: 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. Learn more at and visit @koraoutdoor on Instagram and Facebook.


Media Contact:

MacKenzie St. Peter
ECHOS Communications