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Our All-Paca™ fleece beanie is made from 100% Alpaca Fiber. It's also super lightweight, breathable, and packable. Want to get warm on a cool fall morning? Wear our beanie under a cap or a helmet - our seams are tough and our garments are made for backpacking and climbing. The knit structure and fiber properties allow perspiration to easily escape while retaining its amazing insulating properties. Its exceptional properties allow it to be worn in a wide range of temperatures.
Alpaca Fiber doesn’t absorb much moisture, and it dries really quickly. Our fleece is not at all thick or bulky, and is warmer than other types of fleece that are much bulkier. Most importantly, Alpaca insulates even when its wet. Down and synthetics will not insulate when wet. Alpaca is truly one of Nature’s high performance fibers, and it is very soft and comfortable to wear.
We typically ship orders within a week from date of purchase to provide time for processing and packaging as we fulfill and package every order by hand. If we have an influx of orders (i.e. when we drop new inventory), it may take up to two weeks for shipment of items.
One-Size-Fits-Most Beanies should fit adults up to a hat size of 7 3/8 (European size of 58-59).
Large Beanie fits 7 3/8 to 7 3/4 hat size -- still fitted/beanie fit, and not meant to fit like a toboggan
The All-Paca fabric is very stretchy and will fit a range of head sizes.
You don’t need to wash this garment often. Even if you are active and sweating in it, just air it out. Alpaca does not retain odors and doesn’t support bacterial growth. Since it is an animal fiber, it is susceptible to moth damage, so you will want to store it so that moths can’t get to it just like you would with wool. However, washing will not harm your beanie.
Use a small to medium load, cold water, light cycle (regular cycle is OK), and wash with other performance fabrics & socks. We recommend to NOT wash in large loads, or with heavy fabrics like jeans/towels
Use any normal detergent. Do not use “washing Soda”, Chlorine OR Peroxide bleaches, or “Oxygen Cleaners”
Tumble dry your garment on low to medium-low heat in a small load with other similar items - it will only take approximately 8-10 minutes to dry. Medium to high heat, or drying in large loads with jeans/towels is not recommended. Laying flat to dry works too.
The Fleece products will not exhibit much shrinkage.
When you receive your garment it may feel a little flat or stiff from shipping and being folded. If so, you can turn your garment inside-out and put it in your dryer with no heat (i.e., the Fluff Cycle) with 3 or 4 wool dryer balls and tumble for 15-20 minutes. That will fluff-up your garment.
If you are backpacking or traveling, and need to wash this garment for any reason, and do not have access to regular detergents:
Backpacking: Just rinse with stream water, let air dry, do not use detergent, follow Leave No Trace Principles
Traveling: you can use shampoo, mild liquid dish/hand detergent (just a drop or two) , rinse in a sink, wring out, hang dry or lay it on a towel to dry
The Trail Seam™ - The unique 100% Alpaca fiber fabric deserved a seam that would be worthy of Adventure. We designed our Trail Seam™ for tremendous toughness and durability, so you can be confident the gear will perform under extreme stress and prolonged usage. Our hoodies and shirts have been thousands of miles and experienced millions and millions of rubs under backpack straps - and our Trail Seam™ has consistently met those stringent demands.
Weft Knit - 100% Alpaca fiber is knitted into a unique fabric that provides exceptional performance. Our special knit structure resists “running” - so if you poke a hole in it while you are in the backcountry, the hole may get slightly larger over time, but you don’t have to worry about the hole turning in to a long “run” as experienced in many lightweight knits.
Lightweight - 1.1 oz! Ensures this is a piece of gear you'll never hesitate to throw in your pack.
Our lightweight Hoodies, Shirts, Beanies, and Gaiters are all made from 100% Alpaca yarn spun to our specifications.
We knit our fabrics in our own North Carolina, USA facility utilizing our Patent Pending process.
Our Garments are constructed in various Sewing facilities located in the Southeast USA, supporting other small businesses just like us.
We design our own products with the help of various Southeastern USA design consultants who use state-of-the-art equipment for digitizing patterns and prototyping new products.
Our fabrics are tested at various Southeastern USA testing labs that utilize standard ASTM Test Methods.
We import our custom-spun yarn from our trusted partners in Peru - made to our exacting specifications, supporting fair trade in North and South America. Since we have extensive Textile Manufacturing expertise, we deal directly with manufacturers - never brokers.