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All-Paca Fleece Hoodie Wins Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice Award!

We have big news to share! Appalachian Gear Company is thrilled to bring home one of the industry’s most prestigious awards. Backpacker Magazine has chosen us for a 2019 Editors' Choice Award for our innovative All-Paca Fleece Hoodie.All-Paca Fleece Hoodie Wins Backpacker Magazine Editors Choice Award

Twice a year, the Backpacker team selects a small number of products that outshine the rest during their extensive testing and presents Editors' Choice awards during the industry’s biggest show: Outdoor Retailer. Editors' recognized the All-Paca Fleece Hoodie for its outstanding performance and versatility.

"We’re never going to call any product perfect, but the All-Paca Fleece Hoodie comes awfully close." -Backpacker editors

“During a week of skiing and camping in Banff National Park, I wore the All-Paca Hoodie day and night because it’s so warm, light and breathable,” says Backpacker Editor-in-Chief Dennis Lewon.

Crafted in the U.S. from 100% Alpaca fibers, the All-Paca Fleece Hoodie is the ultimate layering piece for every season. The patent-pending fabric offers insulation, moisture management, odor resistance, and breathability, with a knit structure that’s lightweight without sacrificing durability. The Hoodie dries quickly and insulates even when wet, with a thoughtful fit that maximizes air flow for peak performance.

“Even though we’ve put years of research into developing this revolutionary fabric, we’re a young brand, so receiving this honor right out of the gate has blown us away,” says Appalachian Gear Company co-founder John Gage. “We’re so excited that a venerated outlet like Backpacker recognizes the sheer innovation that went into our All-Paca Fleece Hoodie.”

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12 comments

  • I just got my AGC hoodie today in 2XL and let me just say it is fan dam tastic. I felt like a lottery winner when I found it available in my size and color, OLIVE. I also got a beanie and they are both incredible. A buddy once brought me an alpaca cap back from Peru and honey bunny confiscated it for herself. I’ve been in love with alpaca since then. If you get the opportunity then get it when you can. Great material.

    Jeffrey Suber
  • Awesome!

    MICHELLE
  • I just ordered the hoodie in mens xl blue…I am excited to get this item on and use it in the Adirondacks. I am a ADK 46’r but will be wearing this on my NPT thru hike this September.
    Congratulations on your award!!!

    Douglas Walters

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