Alpaca wool is sometimes less known than sheep's wool, but it is a perfect option for the outdoors! Let’s take a look at some of its qualities.
Alpaca wool has an exceptional warmth property
Alpaca wool is actually warmer than sheep’s wool because it is more medullated. Thus, the fibers of alpaca wool have a hollow center, which helps them to better keep you warm.
So, without having to be thick or heavy, an alpaca blanket is an optimal choice for outdoor activities and camping. If you are generating heat, it’s going to maintain the heat better than other materials while keeping breathability. This is why it is often referred to as thermo-regulating.
Alpaca wool is Hypoallergenic
Alpaca wool is naturally hypoallergenic, so perfect for allergic persons but also for everyone who is bothered by the itchy feel sometimes associated with regular wool.
Alpaca wool is Water Resistant
If you use wool bedding or clothes to keep warm you’ll know what a nightmare it is if it gets wet. Wool becomes heavy, soggy, uncomfortable, and takes ages to dry out.
Alpaca wool is a lot more water resistant than sheep’s wool which also makes it easier to wash. It will take a lot more water to soak through and it will repel it more efficiently. So, it will become a lot less soggy and heavy and it will dry much quicker. This is very important when you are on a camping trip !
Why is alpaca a great natural fiber for a blanket?
Due to all those benefits:
Its superior breathability
Its thermal regulating properties
Its ow static electricity potential
Its hypoallergenic quality
- The fact that it's easy to fold
We believe that using an alpaca blanket for camping, to discover the world or to simply relax at home is a great choice!