Tradition meets innovation in this truly luxurious and unique garment. It is made from an alpaca/merino combination to create an exceptionally soft baselayer, ultimate in warmth and comfort.
Alpaca is a relatively underutilized fiber due to its high cost and low availability in comparison to standard merino. Alpaca fleece has a hollow core which makes it warmer, lighter weight and also allows increased moisture wicking capabilities.
Warmer than sheep’s wool: Alpaca is a hollow fiber, where sheep wool has pockets of air. Much like Polar Bear fur, the hollow fibers allow for heat to be trapped, creating greater thermal capacity. Therefore, alpaca tends to be warmer than standard wool.
Merino is superior in tensile strength/flexibility which is why we constructed the Base Layer Hybrid Crew as a blend. The result is a combination of durability with greater warmth and faster dry times in a single fabric.
Alpaca Hybrid Crew Specs:
– 70% Baby Alpaca/30% Merino Construction
– 220g Alpaca/Merino combo
– Warmer & Lighter than traditional wool
– Greater odor dispersal than wool
– Hollow alpaca fiber promotes superior wicking
– Faster dry time than merino
– Less itch than sheep’s wool
– Naturally odor resistant
– Form fit, Interlock knit
– Machine washable
PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA