For many traditional tallit buyers, the various types of blue-striped tallits seem quite similar. To help our customers select the right traditional wool tallit, below is a brief comparison.
Traditional Blue-Striped Tallit Comparison Guide
Acrylan - As the name implies, the Acrylan is made of an acrylic fabric. This is a good option for those on a tight budget. It looks much like other traditional wool blue-striped tallits, but has the Tzitzit Blessing on the atara (neckband) and decorated corner patches.
Traditional Wool Tallit - The time-tested traditional wool tallit design with blue and gold or blue and silver striping. Features Tzitzit Blessing on the atara (neckband). Made by Talitania.
Prima A.A. - The time-tested traditional wool tallit design. The fabric is high-quality 100% wool. The blue-striped tallit comes with a standard white atara, while the blue-silver features an atara with the Tzitzit Blessing. To add a different atara, go to the Tallit Atara page. Made by Mishkan Hatchelet.
Tabor - An affordable tallit made with a blend of wool and synthetic fibers. Available in royal blue (Royal Tabor) and sky blue (Sky Blue Tabor). Atara (neckband) features a verse from Tehillim (Psalms) mentioned in the Midrash in reference to the tallit. Made by Talitania.
Bareket Topaz - Box weave makes this wool tallit lightweight, highly breathable and slip resistant. Similar to the Tashbetz Sky Blue. The atara and corners feature striping that matches the striping on the body of the tallit.
Hamefoar Sky Blue - Subtle texturing affords this elegant tallit a supple feel and nonslip qualities. Available in sizes 60 and 70 only.
Carmel - Unique combination of black, blue and gray striping and a fabulous weave designed to lend it the rich appearance of a hand-woven tallit, which typically sells for three times the price.