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All-Paca™ Blanket

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Regular price $165.00

Our 100% alpaca fiber All-Paca™ Blanket is a great new addition for any casual campers wanting a lightweight blanket on a chilly day hike, or around the campfire. Whether it’s in your van, your pack, or on your couch, our blanket’s got your back (and your toes!)

We make all of the fabric that goes into our products in limited quantities right in our facility in Charlotte, N.C., and we've also implemented special safety procedures to minimize transmission of COVID19 to our employees and customers -- this means orders will typically ship between 1 - 2 weeks from purchase date.

 
Sizing
  • Blanket size is roughly 60" x 50"

  • Our All-Paca™ Fabric has great stretch and regain, so don't worry about stretching it over your head on chilly nights.

Care
  • Washing ? Ha. Go ahead. Wash it AND tumble dry it if you want to. Our fabric is stable, washing won’t hurt it. Just wash cold, and tumble dry on low to medium heat by itself for 10 minutes. That's all it needs because Alpaca fiber absorbs very little moisture and dries very quickly.  But, you really don’t need to wash it much, or maybe even not at all ever. Alpaca will freshen up on its own if you hang it up, and it is highly resistant to funk-causing bacteria. Note: alpaca wool is susceptible to moth damage, so you will want to store it in such a way to prevent contact with moths.

  • 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 blanket on low to medium-low heat - it will only take approximately 10-15 minutes to dry. Medium to high heat, or drying in large loads with jeans/towels is not recommended.

  • 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 put it in your dryer with no heat (i.e., the Fluff Cycle) with 3 or 4 wool dryer balls and tumble for roughly 15 minutes. That will fluff-up your blanket.

  • If you are backpacking or traveling, and need to wash this blanket for any reason, and do not have access to regular detergents:

    1. Backpacking: Just rinse with stream water, let air dry, do not use detergent, follow Leave No Trace Principals

    2. 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


      1. Specifications

        Construction

        • 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 - Ensures this is a piece of gear you'll never hesitate to throw in your pack.

        Details

          • Our throw blanket comes in at 17 oz +/- 1 oz. Weight variability in our blanket is due to the natural variability of alpaca fiber size.

          • Our lightweight blankets are 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.

          • Custom Stripes: Actual stripe may be slightly different from the picture shown, as our custom stripe runs have a variable stripe design from beginning to end.

          Made in the USA

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          Over the past 30 years, we’ve watched apparel-manufacturing leave the United States. Now, with Appalachian Gear Company, we’re in a position to do something about it.

          While the fiber (and those cute needle felt alpacas!) is responsibly sourced from a yarn producer in Peru, the actual All-Paca fabric and garment is entirely created in the United States. By producing the fabric in our own facility in Charlotte, we are able to:

          • Have better oversight of the manufacturing process
          • Ensure the production of a higher quality garment
          • Respond to technical challenges more efficiently
          • Develop innovative materials and new garments more quickly
          • Create American jobs in the future
          • Ensure employees have a safe working environment
          • Ensure employees are paid fair wages

           

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