THE BEST SKI BASE LAYER
If you need a lightweight and thermal layer to be active in, Alpaca Base Layers are the answer. Created using MOISTURE WICKING and SUSTAINABLE ROYAL ALPACA FIBER, our base layer is designed for active use in any weather. Stylish and warm, our layer has a full zip to cool off after a day of skiing or snowboarding.
- Designed for hiking, skiing, snow boarding, traveling, or backpacking
- Ideal year-round
- Pairs well with our Alpaca Leggings in Winter & Fall
- 230g/m2 of 100% Royal Alpaca Wool
- Men's Medium Base Layer weight: 303 grams
- All-Purpose Base Layer
- Casual activewear design
- Subtle fitted cut
- Fabric stretches for a natural fit
- Model: 6'2 (188 cm) / 185 lbs (84 kg)
- Chest: 40 in (102 cm)/ Waist: 35 in (89 cm)
- Model wears a size large
WARMEST BASE LAYER
- TEMPERATURE REGULATING
- SEMI-HOLLOW CORE FIBERS are thermal and act as an internal A/C protecting your body from overheating
- DRY ALL DAY: alpaca fibers prevent moisture absorption and allow for fast drying
- HIGH UV-RESISTANCE
- HIGH SWEAT-WICKING
- LOW MOISTURE ABSORPTION
- ANTI-ODOR AND HYGENIC
- ANTI BACTERIAL KERATIN
Alpaca apparel dries quickly and can be worn several times without washing. Alpaca fibers absorb a minimal amount of moisture, protecting you from bacteria and body-odor.
- SEMI-HOLLOW CORE FIBERS make alpaca fabric light and durable
- 18 to 18.5 MICRONS*
- NATURALLY SMOOTH SCALES are non-itchy and minimize felting
Light & anti-bacterial fabrics let you pack less weight and reuse your hygienic alpaca wool apparel with minimal washing.
*Microns define the diameter of the fiber: the softness. We use the finest Alpaca wool of 18 to 18.5 microns. Next to skin, your alpaca wool shirt will feel soft and smooth.
ETHICALLY SOURCED BASE LAYER
Alpacas roam freely and happily in the highlands of Peru, where nature intended. Their farmers never harm or kill them for their wool. Alpacas live in their environment well, they have small footprints that do not damage the fields they graze on. When they eat, they cut the grass, promoting regrowth.
Alpaca fibers are naturally smooth, we never superwash! Superwashed wool is usually treated with harsh chemicals to remove natural scales. This process adds to contamination and may affect the fiber's performance. We leave our Alpaca's fiber as is, with no chemical alteration.
When wearing 100% Alpaca Wool, you can rest assured that your clothes are not contaminating while outdoors or when washing. We only use biodegradable Alpaca wool in our fabric, protecting our environment.
ROYAL ALPACA WOOL FLEECE
Alpacas are adapted to extreme environments and naturally developed a unique fiber structure. Found in the center of their fiber are hollow & semi-hollow spaces that insulate, while also being strong and light. The scales of alpaca fibers are smoother than those of sheep's wool. They help wick away moisture, while also having incredibly low moisture absorption.
Alpacas have been living in the Andean Mountains for millennia. They are found up to 15,700 feet (4,800 meters) high in the mountains. Here, the temperatures range widely, from very hot and strong sunny days to ice cold nights. Over the years, alpacas have adapted to these extreme conditions, developing a unique hollow core fiber, not common to other species. The local communities valued alpacas for their fiber and the Alpaca soon became part of the Andean culture.
Alpaca wool is the superior choice for the outdoors, above merino wool, cotton, rayon, and recycled synthetics. Click below to learn how our alpaca clothing outperforms other fabrics.
WHERE WAS THIS BASE LAYER MADE?
- We only use 100% Andean Alpacas, roaming freely in the Peruvian Andes as they have done for millennia.
- Contrary to industry norms, each step involved in our fabric process is carried out in Peru: our family home.
- From Peru, our clothes go straight to California or Amsterdam on its journey to you.
- Doing everything in Peru guarantees we know that the alpacas and the workers involved are being treated with respect.
- We have built direct relationships with our workers and frequently monitor their working conditions.
- We can fully trace our alpaca to the fields they roam in, and we visit them throughout the year.
- Using single source clothing lowers our global carbon footprint.
- Manufacturing in one country allows us to greatly reduce freight shipping and gives us improved traceability and transparency.
- Merino wool raw fibers are produced in Australia/New Zealand but are sent to be processed throughout Asia and Eastern Europe. Our entire process is carried out in one country: Peru.