ALPACA WOOL: THE NATURE'S ULTIMATE FIBRE

EXPERIENCE ALPACA

STAYING WARM FROM THE COLD

Any feeling of wetness from your clothes will lower your body temperature, especially in cold weather. Alpaca fibres wick and push away moisture keeping your body dry and warm.

AVOID THE HEAT

When it gets too hot, the moisture-wicking fibres help take the sweat off. Alpaca fibres are UV protective, protecting you from the sun's rays.

INCREDIBLY BREATHABLE

Alpaca fibres are naturally breathable and lightweight allowing fresh air to circulate so you do not feel stuffy.

COMFORT EVERYWHERE

With smooth and flatter scales than merino wool, Alpaca fibres 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 fibres and moisture wicking fibres 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 fibres 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.

THE SCIENCE OF ALPACA

After thousands of years: Alpacas evolved in the Andes mountains up to 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) fibres as opposed cotton and viscose (rayon), which are cellulose fibres. This protein base is the base of endless fibrils and cells that give wool its benefits.

*Image credit: The WoolMark Company

ALPACA VS OTHER FIBRES AT A GLANCE

Alpaca Wool 

Merino Wool

Cotton

Recycled Polyester

Rayon

ALPACA'S PERFORMANCE AGAINST OTHER FIBRES'

 Alpaca WoolMerino WoolCottonRecycled PolyesterRayon
Fiber Type:
ProteinProteinCellulosePlasticCelluose
Moisture Wicking:HighestHighNoneVariesLow
Quick DryingHighest (Natural)HighNoneHighest (Man-made)High
Thermo-Regulating
HighestHighLowLowLow
Comfort
Smoothest ScalesPrickledSoftRubberySilky
DurabilityHighest (Natural)HighLowHighest (Man-made)Low
Microns (Avg.):1818
510Varies
Blistering/chaffing when sweating:
LowMediumHighHighHigh
HygieneAnti-bacterialAnti-bacterialContains bacteriaContains bacteriaContains bacteria