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Scooms Alpaca Wool Blanket Review

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Written By Connie

CPD Sleep Consultant

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2 April 2024 5 min read

With the advent of new materials, which are undoubtedly durable, affordable and comfortable, it has become increasingly challenging to find products made from natural materials in the sleep industry. However, there are companies like Scooms that are still focused on using 100% natural materials. Here is your Scooms Alpaca Wool blanket by The Sleep Advisors.

Advantages

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Eco-friendly & cruelty-free
Eco-friendly and animal-cruelty free are guaranteed.
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Hypoallergenic
100% safe for people with allergies.
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High quality
The blanket is made in accordance with the highest quality standards.

Disadvantages

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No trial period
You do not get any trial.
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No tumble drying
The wool is not for tumble dryer. Dry cleaning only.

Who is Scooms Alpaca wool blanket for?

Whether you need a throw to make your furniture look nicer and make it even more comfortable, or you need a warm, cosy blanket while watching your favourite movie or you maybe want to wear a wrap, Scooms Alpaca wool blanket is a great choice for you.

What do we use this product for?

We use Scooms Alpaca wool blanket primarily because of the fantastic, natural characteristics of Alpaca wool. We use this Alpaca throw because it is warm, soft, cosy, breathable and hypoallergenic.

Features you should know about Scooms Alpaca wool blanket

As, of course, Alpaca wool is the main part of Scooms Alpaca wool blanket, it is the primary feature you should know about this product. We will talk in this part of the review about some other important features for all those who want to buy this blanket.

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100% Alpaca wool

Alpaca wool has been used for thousands of years in parts of South America where Alpaca are native. There, only royalty used products made from this high-quality natural material, and they even called it ‘the fibre of the Gods’.

Scooms uses superfine-graded Alpaca wool (19-22.9 microns) for Alpaca wool blankets. This superfine Alpaca wool is soft, warm, lightweight and durable. Since fibres are hollow, Alpaca wool is highly breathable.

It is also non-flammable, moisture-wicking and naturally water-repellant.

It has a significantly lower water retention rate compared to sheep's wool.

It is important to note that this is a cruelty-free product because they are gently shorn by hand once a year and at the time of the year when it is warmest, so they do not need excessive wool. This way, they are much more comfortable without wool that will grow again until winter.

Made in Yorkshire, UK

We have already said that you cannot find many Alpaca wool products in the United Kingdom market, and even fewer of them are made in the UK. This blanket is woven in Yorkshire, UK, at one of the world's top woollen mills meaning you can trust and support the domestic sleep industry while also being confident in the quality.

Naturally hypoallergenic and biodegradable

Many customers avoid buying a product made from natural materials, like a down pillow, because they have had one or more allergic reactions to similar materials in the past.

Scooms Alpaca wool blanket is safe for anyone to use, even if they have asthma or other allergies. This product is also biodegradable and eco-friendly because it does not contain any harmful toxins or chemicals.

Lanolin-free

Did you know that lanolin is the grease found in sheep's wool? Well, now you do!

Lanolin is actually the main allergen in sheep's wool, and since this blanket is lanolin-free – it's hypoallergenic.

Additionally, a lambswool blanket can sometimes have an unpleasant smell because of the lanolin. Alpaca wool is lanolin-free, so not only is it hypoallergenic and odourless, but it also doesn't require as much care.

Lanolin retains dirt, so you will have to wash the alpaca wool product much less often than the sheep wool blanket.

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Review of Scooms Alpaca wool blanket

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Scooms Alpaca wool blanket is a versatile item made of soft, luxurious alpaca wool. You can drape it over your furniture as an elegant touch, or wear it yourself as a fashionable scarf or wrap. Not to mention, it's incredibly warm and cosy.

Alpaca natural wool is both hypoallergenic and odourless due to its lack of lanolin. Additionally, the fibres are hollow which makes the wool lightweight and breathable.

Alpacas are not put under any duress or experience pain when their wool is shaved. It's a crucial process that takes place during the summer, so you can rest assured knowing this blanket was not made unethically. Just remember- it cannot be machine washed! Dry clean only.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Size: 130×200 cm
  • Weight: 800 g
  • Material: Alpaca wool
  • Warranty: None
  • Trial: None
  • Care: Dry-clean.
  • Delivery: Free, next-day delivery.

What we like about Scooms Alpaca wool blanket

What we didn’t like about Scooms Alpaca wool blanket

The common problems with Scooms Alpaca wool blanket & how to solve them

While we wouldn't call this one a “problem”, we are kind of disappointed by the lack of available sizes.

Now, we know this is a throw and a blanket and a wrap all rolled into one, but if you like to snuggle with your loved ones under a blanket, you might find the 130 x 200 cm size to be a bit too small.

A single person can still use it as a regular blanket, but it might be a bit too slim for a couple that likes to cuddle.

Check the best alternative to Scooms Alpaca wool blanket

Scooms Alpaca wool blanket is a fantastic product, but it is not a product that will be among the best-selling blankets on the market due to the price and the fact that not everyone needs this type of blanket.

On the other hand, it will have many customers, because Alpaca wool is worth every penny. If you are not among those who will buy it, check out the best alternative we singled out for you.

Ema Hug Weighted Blanket

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Scooms Alpaca wool blanket is a heavier blanket compared to this one but it can be replaced by this one. You won't get disappointed by the quality & overall feel once you lay down in bed and cover yourself with it.

Emma Hug weighted blanket weighs 7 kg, which is ideal for treating insomnia, PTSD, anxiety and the like, as well as for those who just want to improve the quality of sleep.

If you want to learn more about this blanket, take a look at our Emma Hug review with video content to understand better the entire product.

Advantages

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Highly breathable
The optimal airflow ensures you a sweat-free sleep.
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30 night-trial period
You can test it for 30 nights.
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High quality
High quality manufacturing and long lasting.

Disadvantages

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One size
You can buy only one size.

What makes this product better than some other similar ones?

Compared to cashmere or even merino lambswool fibres, Alpaca wools are much finer and less “prickly”, making for a more luxurious and softer feel.

Additionally, Alpaca wool is one of the strongest natural fibres in the world, meaning that your blanket will last for years to come with the proper care. Even when compared to merino wool – which we've tested firt-hand in our Scooms Merino Wool blanket review – it is still softer and stronger at the same time.

What's more, blankets woven from Alpaca wool fibres are warmer than merino wool blankets, making them perfect for those cold winter nights. In addition, these retain less water as well.

So, what makes this product better than all the other ones? Alpaca wool.

How did we test the product?

We like to keep things simple when it comes to testing. However, simple doesn't mean bad. It just means tried and tested, without too many gimmicks. We rely on everything; from test results and impressions all the way to customer reviews!

Our testing process goes as follows:

Scooms Alpaca wool blanket on bed, ready for testing

Here's how we've tested the longevity and durability of this Alpaca throw and blanket:

Is Scooms Alpaca wool blanket eco-friendly or sustainable?

Scooms Alpaca wool blanket is made of Alpaca wool, which is a sustainable material. Alpacas are not harmed in the making of this blanket and the environment is not harmed, either.

In addition to all that, treating Alpaca wool fibres doesn't require any harsh chemicals (unlike merino wool), making the whole process more sustainable.

And, to top things off, the blanket comes in plastic-free, recyclable packaging.

Great job Scooms!

Overall impressions of the product after the testing

What could we say that we haven't said already? Scooms Alpaca wool blanket is a fantastic product that will keep you warm and toasty all winter long. It's unbelievably cuddly and super soft, it's made of premium and sustainable materials, it's eco-friendly and it will last you for years to come.

The only thing that might hold some people back is the price, but then again, it's Alpaca wool.

9.5 out of 10 as far as we're concerned!

FAQs about your Scooms Alpaca wool blankets

What are the sizes of the Scooms Alpaca wool blanket?

Scooms Alpaca wool blanket is available in one size – 130 x 200 cm (w x l) and weighs 800 g.

How is Scooms Alpaca wool blanket delivered?

It is delivered in plastic-free, recyclable packaging which is to be expected when you buy this eco-friendly product.

Is Scooms Alpaca wool blanket good for hot sleepers?

Although it might be logical that this Alpaca blanket does not suit hot sleepers, Alpaca wool is naturally breathable and has great temperature regulation, so the blanket is suitable for hot sleepers, too.

What’s the difference between Alpaca wool and Cashmere?

Differences are many, but the most important one is that Alpaca wool is silky soft and less “prickly” than Cashmere wool.

How do I clean my Scooms Alpaca wool blanket?

Scooms Alpaca wool blanket is only suitable for dry cleaning.

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About the author

Connie
As a CPD certified Sleep Consultant I know how important sleep is. And as a combination sleeper, I have found it difficult to get products to suit my sleep style. I have more than 2 years product testing experience with The Sleep Advisors which means I have slept on, with and under more than 500 products with varying degrees of success. This is added to more than 2 years experience as a product reviewer for Closer, Heat and Grazia magazines, so I've got a rigorous process. I love sharing my sleep testimonials with our readers and hearing their experiences too.
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