Alpaca wool vs. Merino wool: The battle for tube scarf supremacy

Alpaca wool vs. Merino wool: The battle for tube scarf supremacy

When it comes to tube scarves, the material is everything. Alpaca wool and merino wool are both known for their warmth, but how do they really differ? And why is the 100% Alpaca Royal tube scarf the favorite of so many?

Softness and non-tickling

The first big difference comes out when talking about softness and non-itchiness. Alpaca Royal-level wool is silky and incredibly soft on the skin, while commonly used merino wool does not reach the same softness. Due to the fineness of the fiber, the 100% Alpaca Royal tube scarf does not itch, which makes it an ideal choice for sensitive skin. Alpaca wool is also hypoallergenic.

Breathability and Moisture Management

While both materials are breathable and good at moisture management, alpaca wool's ability to regulate temperature and stay comfortable in both warm and cold environments is unmatched. Alpaca does not feel damp on the skin even when sweating, which is an absolute advantage for active movement.

Durability and Quality

Alpaca wool is not only a more comfortable and higher quality option due to its softness and breathability, but it is also a very durable material and the alpaca tube scarf retains its shape and softness. Because our Alpaca Royal tube scarves are undyed, the naturally-toned alpaca fiber and thus our tube scarf keeps its color unchanged from year to year.

Environmental friendliness

Alpacas are a more environmentally sustainable option. When they graze, they support biodiversity and the production of alpaca wool is often smaller and less industrialized, which makes it a more ethical choice for conscious consumers. Merino wool products are mainly dyed and treated. It not only weakens the natural properties of the fiber, but also consumes water and chemicals.

Customer Experiences

Our 100% customer satisfaction speaks for itself. The best thing about the Alpaca Royal tube scarf is its versatility. Our breathable and heat-regulating tube scarf is not only suitable for autumn and winter adventures, but also for spring and summer hikes, bike tours, horse riding and boat trips. Our tube scarf is the number one choice.

Motorcyclists in particular have praised their alpaca tube scarf for its superior comfort, warmth and durability. It not only protects them from the wind and cold, but also keeps them fresh and dry, no matter how long the journey is. Read our customers' comments at the end of the blog post.


When comparing alpaca wool and merino wool as a material for tube scarves, it is clear why 100% high quality alpaca wins. Its unique properties, such as the combination of softness, breathability and durability, make it an ideal choice for all kinds of outdoor activities and adventures.

Adding in 100% customer satisfaction and particular popularity among motorcyclists, it's hard to find a reason not to try a 100% alpaca tube scarf next.

The Alpaca Royal tube scarf is a versatile accessory that you can use in many different ways. The tube scarf is suitable as a neck protection both indoors and outdoors. Wear layers over it or use it as a headband.

Tube scarf collar

Now that you are equipped with the information, it's time to make a choice - stick with the traditional and familiar merino wool or try something new and superior, like the Alpaca Royal tube scarf?

What our customers say about the tube scarf

Customer feedback


I bought a tube scarf for motorcycling on the seller's recommendation. I was a bit doubtful about the scarf's properties, e.g. wind resistance. My doubts were in vain, already on the way home on the windy highway I found that the scarf was windproof and comfortable to wear. The first scarf that kept me warm. I recommend.

Soil frost

Warmth for every season.

Light, thin and soft, but still warm and gentle on the skin, the tube scarf in black slips smoothly around the neck when going out. Great for walking and cycling, in severe frosts I put the bottom one against the skin and, for example, Myssyfarm's rougher Finnish sheep wool collar over it. No Cold neck guaranteed. In the fall, I slipped the tube scarf under the bike helmet as a test, when the beanie might still have been too much, but the bare ears needed protection. The only problem with that was that there should have been two tubes, so that the credit check would also have been attached to the neck 😁. I also bought a tube scarf as a gift for my spouse, who has been cycling to work and going outside with his (in my opinion, horrible) synthetic fiber tube, he also had to admit that my praise was not in vain and now we go as textile twins with our tubes.


A great neck warmer.

Accompanied by an excellent marketing speech, the decision to buy a tube scarf was made.

For the 150-kilometer trip home on a motorcycle, I had to immediately put it to the test and only had good things to say.

Breathable, warm without being grinding or hot, light, pleasant feeling, blocked the wind on the neck really well.

The only downside is that I don't want to use other scarves anymore 😁


The best beanie and tube scarf.

I own quite a few beanies and tubes, but after acquiring these others, I have become unnecessary. Extremely comfortable and warm. I recommend trying it 👍


Oh, oh, finally a scarf that takes away the last feeling in motorcycling. And there's no need to stuff a thick lump under the collar. This is exactly what I was missing. And during the break, I pull a scarf to put on my head over my flattened hair.


Alpaca Royal tube scarf

Credit accessory for life's adventures