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...
 
 

Alpaca

Cashmere

Merino

LIGHTEST
Weight:

Lightest

Light

Heavier

Fiber Structure:

Semi-Hollow

Solid

Solid

WARMEST

 

 

 

Thermal Capacity:

✔ 5x Warmer

3x Warmer

Warm

Fiber Medullation:

90% Wicking

Shrinks in Water

50% Absorption of Weight

Solar Radiation Repellent: Yes Yes Yes
SOFTEST
Fiber Scales: Smoothest ✔ Softest Prickled
Microns:(Avg.) 18 14 18
STRONGEST
Tensile Strength: ✔ Highest Weak High
Odor Resistant: Yes Yes Yes
Wrinkle Resistant: Yes Yes Yes
Single Origin: ✔ Yes No No

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...