Review: Purely Alpaca Outdoor Experience Socks, by Thomas Christianson

Purely Alpaca Outdoor Adventure Socks are made with a warm, comfy, moisture-wicking, odor-resistent mix of alpaca, microfiber, nylon, and lycra. They are maker washable and tumble dryable.

They are priced at $25.95 a pair at the time of this composing from You may wish to consider attempting a pair.

The Backstory

My pal from high school and I have actually been through a lot together. I was with him when he broke his arm. He was with me when I ricocheted an arrow off a snowman and into the side of my moms and dad’s above-ground pool. I was the very best male at his wedding event. He was the very best guy at my wedding. He had a child on my birthday. I had a child on his birthday. We have a fair bit of shared experience.

A couple of years earlier, my buddy started informing me about his wonderful alpaca socks. He stated that they were so breathable that he could wear them summer season or winter, that they were so odor-resistant that he could wear them a week at a time without laundering, which they were by far the most comfy socks that he had ever owned.

I was intrigued, because I love a good set of socks. I started keeping my eyes open for an opportunity to provide a pair of alpaca socks a shot.

Just recently, I ran across online. Their outdoor experience socks looked extremely interesting. So I sent them a message, asking if I could try a pair. They were kind sufficient to agree. About a week later on, a plan arrived in the mail.

Opening the Bundle

The socks arrived in a USPS First Class Package. The return address was Purely Alpaca, 1444 Main St. # 308, Ramona, CA 92065.

The labeling on the socks indicated that they are made in the U.S.A.. It also specified, “Alpaca is an excellent choice for warm docks due to its strength and hollow insulating core. These socks are made with a terry inner style for included warmth and convenience.” The wholesaler was identified as Choice Alpaca Shoes, PO Box 8598, La Jolla, CA 92038.

First Impressions

The beyond the socks felt extremely smooth and soft, and the terry style on the within was quite cushiony. I pulled the socks on. They were extremely soft, warm, and breathable. I felt that they would make an outstanding pair of slippers.

At first, I thought they might be a little thick for daily wear. But as I used them every day for a week, I discovered them to be extremely comfy under a range of shoes and boots during a range of climate condition. They stayed odor-free throughout a full week of wear, cleaned up well in the laundry, and were soon all set for another week of wear.

When I put them


for a 2nd week of wear, I was again impressed by how comfortable they are. I used them while staining the front

porch and east wall of my log home. I wore them while operating in the garden. I wore them camping with my grandchildren. I wore them to the office, and I used them checking out friends. I discovered them to be extremely comfy in a variety of settings. Alpaca versus Merino Prior to testing these socks, the best socks that I owned were

made of merino wool. My favorites were Darn Tough Wool Socks and Smart Wool Socks. They are both outstanding brand names, however I like the alpaca socks even much better. The alpaca tends to feel even smoother and less irritable than merino. Alpaca is warmer and lighter due to the fact that the fibers are hollow. In truth, alpaca is warmer than any other sort of wool material. Alpaca fibers have a greater tensile strength than merino, so they are more resilient. Alpaca is also more water-repellent and moisture-wicking. All other things being equal, the only drawback of alpaca in comparison with merino is that alpaca tends to be more expensive. What are Alpacas? Alpacas are the smaller sized cousins of the llama. They are belonging to Peru.

Unlike llamas, alpacas were not domesticated for use as pack animals. Instead they were reproduced from the wild vicuna specifically for their wool more than a thousand years ago. Alpacas can be quite gentle around human beings, and have actually even been used as treatment animals. However they can also be quite intense,

so that they can be utilized as guard animals to secure sheep from coyotes, foxes, canines, and other canids. Alpacas attack canids by rising up on their hind legs and them coming down on the canids with their front feet. Another manner in which alpacas show hostility is through spitting. They can spit around 10 feet. They normally spit regurgitated stomach contents, so being spit upon by an alpaca is

not an enjoyable experience. Alpacas make a practice of using a communal dung pile in a location in which they do not graze. This assists to limit the transmission of digestive tract parasites. The life expectancy of an alpaca is usually about 15 to twenty years. In addition to being warm and light, alpaca fiber has the advantage of being flame resistant. It is the second strongest animal fiber after mohair. It

is likewise hypoallergenic, including no lanolin. An alpaca is usually sheared in the spring as soon as every year or more. Each shearing produces around 5 to 10 pounds of fiber. The gastrointestinal system of alpacas is more effective than that of most other grazing animals. This enables a provided acreage to sustain a bigger number of animals without overgrazing. A School trip For our anniversary, my wife and I recently visited a wild animal park near our house.

There we took pleasure in seeing alligators and giraffes, toucans and rhinoceri, lemurs and ostriches, and a host of other animals. Among these many animals, we were privileged to

observe some

alpacas. They were amongst the more visitor-accessible animals, with an enclosure that even children might reach through in order to animal them if the alpacas were near the fence. These alpacas had actually evidently not been sheared recently, so they

looked rather soft and fluffy. Their hair advised me a little of Albert Einstein. It was enjoyable to see the source of my socks up close and personal. My better half packed an outstanding picnic lunch, which I quite taken pleasure in. She brought the essential fixings to enable us to take flour tortillas; cover them with authentic Italian Prosciutto, Swiss cheese, spinach, and Catalina dressing; fold them in half, and eat them. She also brought deviled eggs, pasta salad, and jello salad. I have actually hardly ever delighted in such a fine meal out in the fresh air. Socks for Survival I did a web search on the subject”socks for survival”, and discovered some fascinating posts. Sites like,,, and all had posts about how to re-purpose socks for various tasks related to survival. Here are a few of the more intriguing concepts for your consideration

: Pre-filtering water. Use

a tidy sock as the initial step for filtering water prior to more treatment through finer filtration, boiling, or chemical treatment.Making a tourniquet. Tie the sock around the bleeding limb, insert a stick, and twist.Improvising a weapon. Location coins, pebbles, gravel, lead shot, marbles, or other fairly smooth and

heavy items into a sock. Tie it off. You now have a cosh.Pot-holding mitts. Is the deal with of your pot too hot? Get it with a sock.Gun cleansing spots. Left your spots in your home? Cut up a sock.Making hot and cold packs. Put hot pebbles in a sock for a hot pack. Dampen a sock for a cool compress.Improvising shoes
. Put layers of duct tape on the sole of a pair of socks.Removing tannins from acorns. Shell acorns, break them into smaller sized pieces, and place the pieces in a sock.
Secure the sock in flowing water like a creek or riverbed for a number of days.
The tannins are now washed away, and the acorn pieces are all set to eat.Fire tinder.
This works finest with cotton socks, which I do not recommend for field use. But if you take place to have an orphaned cotton sock that you want to put to great usage, you can cut it into pieces, fray the pieces further with a knife, and then ignite the frayed fibers with a ferrocerium rod.Improvised mittens. Have temperatures dropped lower than you prepared for? Do you have an extra pair of socks in your pack? Put them on your hands. Conclusions Simply Alpaca Outdoor Adventure Socks are outstanding socks. They are comfortable, warm, breathable, moisture-wicking, odor-resistant, flame-resistant, and resilient. I extremely advise them. Disclaimer Simply Alpaca was kind sufficient to supply me with a sample of their Outdoor Adventure Socks for testing and examination. I tried not to allow their compassion to influence my assessment of their product, and believe that I have actually prospered in remaining goal. I did not receive any other financial or other incentive to mention any vendor, item, or service in this short article.

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