Llama fleece doesn't just perform, it out performs all other fibers. Whether you’re taking an early morning walk or summitting a fourteener, llama fleece is unparalleled in all applications. Llama fiber sets a new standard for outdoor clothing that outdoorsmen recognize and appreciate
The altiplano—“high plain”— (elevation 12,000 - 15,000 feet above sea level) is skirted by the soaring peaks of the Andes Mountains of South America. Llamas thrive here thanks to a gift of nature: their coats of soft, hollow-fiber fleece that keep them comfortable in the daily fluctuations of freezing nights and warm days. Those same properties define the garments of Altiplano Insulation, Inc.
As we break through the felted crust of the exterior of the fleece and examine the undercoat of the fine downy fiber, the fibers become much more orderly and consistent compared to the more tangled outer surface of the fleece. It’s within this downy portion of the fleece, between the felted surface and the llama’s skin, that the llama’s personal atmosphere exists and functions.
How it works
The fiber’s ability to maintain an optimum level of water vapor gives it an unmatched comfort range. The hollow, light weight fiber gives another aspect of comfort
50º Temperature Range
Llama fleece provides a comfort range of 50 degrees.
27% Moisture Regain
The higher a fiber’s moisture regain, the higher its ability to wick moisture and to insulate against cold.
Llama fleece has been shorn annually by native Andeans and used in various textiles for over 6000 years.
Hand Picked, Hand Shorn & Hand Crafted
The garments created by Altiplano Insulation require special equipment, and an exacting production process. Natives of the Altiplano have centuries of experience, state-of-the art equipment, and a strong sense of pride in producing high quality products that represent their national heritage. Their commitment and craftsmanship result in the highest quality garments.
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We’re not satisfied unless our customers are. Altiplano products may be returned within 30 days of purchase for a refund or exchange of any garment. Our garments are durable and guaranteed for the lifetime of the product under normal wear and tear against defects in materials and/or workmanship. We do not cover damage due to misuse or abuse. Altiplano must be notified of any return and authorization for the return obtained before shipping.
The most complete and versatile fiber on earth. Whether it's outdoor recreation or work, nothing compares
Holds body heat while moving moisture away from body
Adapts to temperature swings of 50 degrees or more
Warm When Wet
shed water from precipitation making it optimum for a wide range of weather conditions
The fiber is constantly adapting and moving moisture at the proper level
The fibers adaptive ability to maintain moisture balance makes it resistant to wind.
Llama fiber provides a high degree of oil, acid and chemical resistance, as well as stain resistance
The hollow fiber’s remarkable ability to maintain perfect moisture balance makes it resistant to water.
Llama fiber has the natural ability to prevent bacteria and odors from ever taking root.
Care & Maintenance
To clean a llama fiber garment, fill a sink with cool water and wool detergent. Soak the garment for 10-15 minutes, rinse thoroughly, and pat with a towel to remove excess water. Then, lay flat to air dry. Avoid hot water and twisting or wringing the garment, and never put it in a dryer.