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...
|Fiber Structure: ||Semi-Hollow||Solid||Solid|
|Thermal Capacity: ||✔ 5x Warmer||3x Warmer||Warm|
|Water Retention: ||≈ 0%||Shrinks in Water||30% Absorption of Weight|
|Solar Radiation Repellent:||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Fiber Scales:||Smoothest||✔ Softest||Prickled|
|Tensile Strength:||✔ Highest||Weak||High|
|Single Origin:||✔ Yes||No||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...