PurelyAlpaca is delighted to offer this new concept item from Choice Alpaca Products and Paca Performance Gear.
Limited choices in stock available for immediate shipment!
A thick, cozy, comfortable, high quality and durable garment which shows the functional performance of Alpaca! Filled with 100% Alpaca "Cloud" Fiber!
About the VPac Vest and Team
The VPac name is a play on vicugna pacos, the scientific, Latin name for Alpaca.
Started in a popular ski area of Southern Vermont, the VPac is the brainchild of Dr. Jeb Gorham, Ph.D and his student team to produce a top quality USA made product for cold weather sports and life using quality materials which are sustainable and natural.
Dr. Gorham and his team at Southern Vermont College have worked tirelessly for more than two years in R&D to develop their VPac product (patent application in progress). Dr. Gorham is the Director of Sustainable Ventures with the McCormick Division of Business.
His team is made up of faculty, student entrepreneurs and alumni who consistently "pitch" their concept on the national pitch competition circuit for entrepreneurial projects.
Backing up the VPac project were engineers, physics students, fiber manufacturing experts, fashion design professionals, a professional industrial seamstress and business development experts. It's quite an accomplished team!
What are VPac Alpaca Vests?
The VPac alpaca vests are filled with 100% alpaca cloud fiber. The process involves a blown-in fiber insulation technique developed over many months of testing. The resultant vests have been thoroughly thermal tested to be up to 10% warmer and 30% lighter than a comparable 650 down filled market brand jacket! In testing Alpaca Cloud Fiber has a fill value of 550 and is comparable to 650 down and synthetics. Take that Canada Goose, Patagonia, Rab, Moncler, North Face and Marmot!
Thermal imaging testing has shown VPac alpaca fill holds in body warmth better then goose down or synthetic Primaloft fiber!
Key features of the Paca Performance Gear VPac Vest:
- Sustainable eco-friendly 100% alpaca insulation
- High performance Ripstop Nylon shell
- 10% warmer and 30% lighter than more expensive vests on the market!
- Designed, grown and manufactured in the USA!
: 100% alpaca fiber filled; Outer shell: 1.6 oz HyperD Diamond Ripstop
Nylon; Inner shell 1.1 oz Ripstop Nylon. Zipper pull: metal alpaca figure Weight
: For Size Small: Alpaca Fill Weight: 4.25 oz;Total vest weight: 9.0 oz Care
: A slightly damp cloth can be used to wipe the outer material. Otherwise dry clean.Sizes
: S, M, L, XL; Men Women and Child sizes. See Size Chart images. Selection: See important Note on Sizing below.
Sizes currently in stock are shown below along with the colors as follows:Outside color, Inside color, Zipper Color.
For example: Mens, Lg: Ch, Ch, Gy
is a Men's Large with
Charcoal outer color, Charcoal inner color and Grey Zipper. Womens-Sm-Ch-Cr-Bl
is a Women's Small with
Charcoal outer color, Crimson inner color and Black Zipper.
is a Child's size 12 with
Black outer color, Black inner color and Light Blue Zipper
Color code abbreviations in listed products of Outer, Inner and Zipper colors:
Outer and Inner Colors:
Bl = Black
Ch = Charcoal
DO = Dark Olive
RB = Royal Blue
Cr = Crimson
RE = Robins Egg Blue
FG = Foliage Green
Zipper Colors: Gr = Green
Ro = Royal
Gy = Grey
Ol = Olive
LB = Light Blue
Re = Red
Bl = Black
Note on Sizing: Meet the Alpaca version of the classic down vest. VPac features 100% alpaca fiber fill and a durable water repellent (DWR) ripstop nylon shell. Our versatile design is perfect for layering or on its own. The Vpac is a performance fitting vest and sized true to what other companies may call their Slim Fit (closer-fitting, technical garments worn over baselayers or light midlayers). If you are looking for a comfort fit or to wear the VPac over heavier layers, order one size up.
Women's numbered sizes:
The finished length for two sizes, for reference:
Women's M length 21 5/8 inches
Women's L length 22 5/8 inches
Men's M length 23 1/2 inches
Men's L length 26 3/4 inches
The VPac is available in numerous color options. VPac vests have color options for a different contrasting inner color. Even the zippers are available in an assortment of color options! Note the Alpaca Zipper Pull used!
NOTE: To order VPacs, select from the desired available options below.