ALPACA VS MERINO

Merino is among the finest wool used for its great advantages in keeping warm and dry.
While Cashmere's strength comes in its softness and feel, giving comfort and breathability to the user.
Alpaca's unique composition gives it these distinct advantages in outdoor performance, while maintaining the highest comfort...

 AlpacaCashmereMerino
LIGHTEST   
WeightLightestLightHeavier
Fiber Structure: 
Semi-Hollow
SolidSolid
WARMEST 
   
Thermal Capacity: 
✔ 5x Warmer
3x Warmer
Warm
Water Retention: 
≈ 0%
Shrinks in Water
30% Absorption of Weight
Solar Radiation Repellent: YesYesYes
SOFTEST   
Fiber Scales: Smoothest ✔ Softest Prickled
Microns:(Avg.) 181418
STRONGEST     
Tensile Strength: ✔ Highest WeakHigh
Odor Resistant: YesYesYes
Wrinkle Resistant: YesYesYes
Single Origin: ✔ Yes NoNo
Hypoallergenic:
(No Lanolin)
✔ Yes Yes No

Alpacas benefits are derived from its millennia long breeding in the high altitudes of the Andes Mountains. This environment called for a fiber that could handle drastic shifts from sub-zero temperatures to high solar radiation. A fiber with these qualities emerged.

The Naturally Intelligent Fiber:
Microscopic pockets formed in these fibers. Allowing the fleece to be light in weight yet retain more heat.

The Alpaca Fiber's smoother scales that stay soft while whisking away moisture from rain or sweat.
These traits allow the Alpaca to thrive to this day, bringing us the highest performing Mid Layer...

alpaca fiber under microscopic comparison with other fibers likes merino