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WHAT IS ALPACA WOOL?

WHAT IS ALPACA WOOL?

Alpaca wool can be considered as nature's superior functional fiber, having developed in harsh and variable weather conditions in the Peruvian Andes.

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We won Selected Brand of ISPO Brandnew!

We won Selected Brand of ISPO Brandnew!

ARMS OF ANDES was awarded the Selected Brand of ISPO BRANDNEW! The jury of ISPO Brandnew, the largest Outdoor Industry Trade Show event, was impressed...

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What to Wear in Winter to Avoid Getting Sick

What to Wear in Winter to Avoid Getting Sick

In the middle of winter in Europe, it can get very cold! But you will still find you sweat when you are hiking, skiing, snowboarding,...

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Is there any better outdoors base layer than Merino wool?

Is there any better outdoors base layer than Merino wool?

Merino wool has taken over the natural wool outdoor market as the high functional, natural, performance fiber. But what not many hikers and travelers are...

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Alpaca vs Merino: Which is Better?

Alpaca vs Merino: Which is Better?

Which wool has better temperature regulation, moisture wicking and insulation capacities and is warmer? We find customers often ask us about alpaca and merino wool...

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Wool in the heat

Wool for your next hot trek!

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An All Season Wool

Extreme Climate Changes make Alpaca Wool: An All Season Wool

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Temperature Regulated Alpaca Garments

How Alpaca is naturally temperature regulated and why its important for your hikes.

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Alpaca Wool Makes Your Trek Experience Better Than Merino Wool

Avoid catching a cold and having to change your sweaty clothes during your hikes. Alpaca wicks more 90% of sweat while Merino only wicks 50%.

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