Our Base Layer Zip Neck comes in pure black with a raised neck and a full or half zipper. The zip neck protects the neck while being elegant and stylish for use in the city as well.
FIT: Athletic to casual, fabric falls comfortably and naturally expands.
LAYER: Base layer (first layer of clothing), also used over ultralight shirts.
BEST FOR: Cool weather, around the city, light weight backpacking, hiking up mountains, and skiing.
BENEFITS: Warm, but breathable, lightweight & incredibly soft feel. Anti-bacterial and odor-resistant. Keeps your body dry: almost 0% water retention & moisture-wicking fibers. Hypo-allergenic, temperature regulating, UV-resistant, fire-resistant, wrinkle-resistant fabric.
SEASONS: Winter & Autumn/Fall & Spring
FABRIC WEIGHT: 230 g/m2
MADE: Single Origin - Peru, home of the Alpacas
|MOVE LIGHTEST: Alpaca fiber is naturally lightweight but durable. Comfortably pack alpaca tops and bottoms;travel with a single backpack that can last weeks to months.
|HIKE FURTHER: AoA Alpaca Hiking Gear are specifically designed for full coverage in all weather conditions. Alpaca layers, tops, and bottoms protect your entire body in any hike, moving you further than ever!
|CONNECT WITH NATURE: When hiking with pure Royal Alpaca, you are using a renewable fiber from free-ranging Alpacas from the Andes Mountains. A movement away from synthetics while being technically superior, Alpaca is the way to go!
|FEEL CLEAN AND FRESH: Naturally hygienic; almost 0% moisture absorption keeps your body clean. Almost no sweat absorption keeps bacteria and smell away, making Alpaca tops and bottoms reusable.
|COMFORT IN THE EXTREMES: Alpaca fiber naturally wicks away sweat without absorbing it. You and your clothes stay dry, keeping your body protected on rough hikes.
|PART OF THE ENVIRONMENT: Alpacas are unique in how they interact with their environment. Their footprint is minimalistic, damaging the least amount of vegetation as they roam the ranges freely. As they eat, their teeth cut the grass instead of crushing it.
|STAY COMFORTABLE: Soft, at 18 microns and naturally breathable. Alpaca clothing helps you move freely and feel connected with your surroundings.
|HIKE WITH THE BREEZE: Soft and breathable fibers keep you comfortable no matter how difficult your surroundings are.
|This allows new grass to continue growing without damaging the plant's root systems, protecting the ecosystem.
|Shrinks in Water
|Solar Radiation Repellent:
|(softest per micron)
|Hypoallergenic (No Lanolin):
Alpaca is softer, lighter, stronger, and warmer per micron than Merino and Cashmere. It's shorter and less frequent scales allow for a softer feel while whisking away moisture from the skin. The fibers have microscopic pockets that keep the fabric light while retaining more heat than wool. Alpaca is naturally odor resistant and contains no lanolin.