Benefits of Llama Wool

LLAMA

Llama fiber’s ability to wick moisture, dry without using external heat, remain warm when wet, and higher warmth to weight ratio make it a superior cold weather fiber.

COTTON

Is water absorbent and uses external heat to dry. In cold weather, perspiration-soaked cotton can precipitate hypothermia. Dry cotton is a good insulator.

LLAMA

Llama fiber is hollow so its loft is encapsulated and doesn’t diminish with compression and use. The fabric gives even protection throughout the life of the garment.

DOWN

Down is a superior insulator because of its high warmth/weight ratio. Its lack of cohesion dictates its use as fill inside a fabric shell to gain loft and provide warmth.

LLAMA

Llama fiber’s low scale and naturally soft handle require no alteration and its wicking advantage is markedly higher.

MERINO WOOL

Merino is a fine grade of wool but requires super-washing to reduce the scale that causes the itch and shrinkage common to wool garments.

LLAMA

Llama fiber is hollow and hygroscopic making it a superior insulator and moisture regulator compared to solid, hydrophobic synthetic fibers.

SYNTHETICS

Are strong, but garments made from the fabrics lack the durability of llama fiber garments. Unlike llama fiber, they stain easily, do not hold up to chemicals, melt at relatively low temperatures.