ALPACA WOOL: THE NATURE'S ULTIMATE FIBER
STAYING WARM FROM THE COLD
Any feeling of wetness from your clothes will lower your body temperature, especially in cold weather. Alpaca fibers wick and push away moisture keeping your body dry and warm.
AVOID THE HEAT
When it gets too hot, the moisture-wicking fibers help take the sweat off. Alpaca fibers are UV protective, protecting you from the sun's rays.
Alpaca fibers are naturally breathable and lightweight allowing fresh air to circulate so you do not feel stuffy
With smooth and flatter scales than merino wool, Alpaca fibers feel incredibly soft. They provide the best comfort even during your toughest adventures.
STAYING DRY AND PROTECTED
Alpaca wool absorbs the least amount of moisture compared to other wools. This important benefit prevents chaffing against the skin, blisters, and colds.
LESS WEAR AND TEAR
With high tensile strength, our alpaca wool gear is durable to withstand all the adventures you take on.
FRESH DURING YOUR HIKE
Anti-bacterial fibers and moisture wicking fibers absorb less sweat and bacteria, keeping your body clean and hygienic. This means less washing and less stink during your travels.
PACK LESS & PACK LIGHT
Semi Hollow fibers feel lightweight while keeping their thermo benefits so you are prepared for any season. And thanks to it's anti-bacterial properties, your gear can be reused several times without needing to be washed.
After thousands of years: Alpacas evolved in the Andes mountains up to 15,750 feet (4,800 meters) high where the temperatures varied drastically. The sun would beat down and overnight it would be ice cold. Alpaca wool developed to protect against the extremes.
Alpaca wool and Merino wool are protein (keratin) fibers as opposed cotton and viscose (rayon), which are cellulose fibers. This protein base is the base of endless fibrils and cells that give wool its benefits.
*This image was sourced by CSIRO Materials Science & Engineering.
ALPACA'S PERFORMANCE AGAINST OTHER FIBERS'
|Alpaca Wool||Merino Wool||Cotton||Recycled Polyester||Rayon|
|Quick Drying||Highest (Natural)||High||None||Highest (Man-made)||High|
|Durability||Highest (Natural)||High||Low||Highest (Man-made)||Low|
|Blistering/chaffing when sweating:||Low||Medium||High||High||High|
|Hygiene||Anti-bacterial||Anti-bacterial||Contains bacteria||Contains bacteria||Contains bacteria|