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Intipata Alpaca Crew-Neck Sweater

Price: $159.00 Sale Price:   $59.99

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The trail to Machu Picchu is lined with smaller Inca ruins, many of which include massive agricultural terraces built with stones. The blue, gray, and brown stripes of our soft alpaca sweater are inspired by this impressive architecture, found at sites like Wiñay Wayna and the recently uncovered Intipata.


100% alpaca. Made in Peru. Men’s sizes M (38-40), L (42-44), XL (46-48).


Dry-clean.


Indigenous people in South America have raised alpaca for its fleece for thousands of years before Europeans learned about the animal and exported alpaca fiber to Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries. Today this domesticated animal is bred throughout the world, but its native habitat is the Andean Altiplano: Ecuador, southern Peru, northern Bolivia, and northern Chile.


Descended from the wild vicuña, alpacas resemble a cross between a llama and a sheep. The fleece is similar to sheep's wool, but is usually softer, less prickly, and has minimal lanolin content, making it virtually hypoallergenic. Its extreme warmth, relatively light weight, and natural resistance to water make alpaca wool an ideal fabric for the frigid winters of the Andean Altiplano. These qualities have also led to a rise in the use of alpaca fiber in outdoor gear and active wear, although it is also easily spun into a fine enough yarn for use in suits and other dress wear.


Most alpaca products can be treated as you would an object made of sheep's wool—hand wash using a mild soap and lukewarm water, or dry clean—but check the tag or manufacturer's instructions for specific instructions.


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Intipata Alpaca Crew-Neck Sweater
 
2.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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        3.0

        I expected it to be heavier and thicker

        By Gene

        from Clarksville,TN..

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good For An Inside Sweate

        Cons

        • To Light For Winter

        Best Uses

          Comments about Intipata Alpaca Crew-Neck Sweater:

          To light for winter...

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Returned item

          By Lucie

          from Calgary, alberta

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Intipata Alpaca Crew-Neck Sweater:

              There were holes in the collar. The recipient was embarrassed to tell me as it was a gift. I returned it to national geographic about 3 months ago but still waiting for reimbursement!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              pretty, but fragile

              By Chuck

              from Saint Paul, MN

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Pretty
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Fragile
              • Sleeves Not Full
              • Thin material

              Best Uses

                Comments about Intipata Alpaca Crew-Neck Sweater:

                I wore this for only four or five hours, mostly sedentary at home. A yarn thread on each sleeve pulled out. I was extremely disappointed and immediately returned the item. I do not think this item is worthy of being sold by National Geographic.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Sweater

                By Fitz

                from Greenville, SC

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                      Comments about Intipata Alpaca Crew-Neck Sweater:

                      The color is more blue than it shows in the picture, which is neither good nor bad, just different. It is a light sweater and not wears well.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Disappointing

                      By RSFYP

                      from Pennsylvania

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                            Comments about Intipata Alpaca Crew-Neck Sweater:

                            Agree with the last reviewer. I really like the way this sweater looks, but I'm almost afraid to wear it because I don't think I will get to wear it too many times. It is very thin (you can see through it), although maybe that's the way the material is supposed to be. The collar is stretched after one wearing. Expected something more durable for the money.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Great looking sweater

                            By Northwest guy

                            from Seattle, WA

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                            Pros

                            • good colors and design

                            Cons

                            • A Bit Flimsy Thin Weak
                            • Not Much Resiliance
                            • Too Long

                            Best Uses

                            • Attractive Casual Sweater

                            Comments about Intipata Alpaca Crew-Neck Sweater:

                            The sweater was a disappointment due to its flimsy construction. The neck hem was thin and weak. The sweater does not appear to be very durable.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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