The Best Qiviut Clothing & Blankets of 2019

Musk Ox - Qiviut

Qiviut (pronounced “kiv-ee-ute”) is the name for the downy hair of the musk ox. It is the warmest fiber in the world — about eight times as warm as sheep’s wool. Musk oxen live in Alaska and Canada where temperatures sometimes drop to –100ºF (-73ºC), so they need protection. The Inuktitut name for the musk ox is “umingmak” meaning the …


The Best Camel Wool Clothing Of 2019

Camel wool is a very soft, insulating fiber. It ranges in size from 15 to 22 microns — putting it in the ultrafine or superfine categories.

The Best Men’s Yak Wool Clothes For 2019

Yak down is a very warm fiber that’s also lightweight and soft. It’s a more affordable alternative to the rare qiviut (musk ox down). Yaks are primarily raised by nomadic Tibetan and Mongolian families. Their wool is combed once per year in the springtime. Some advantages of yak wool: Yak wool is 66% more breathable and 40% warmer than merino, …