The sustainable packaging of Ibex gear caught my attention right away – no plastic to be found! But the Indie Hoodie is what really impressed me. The fabric is soft to the touch and the flatlock stitching keeps the seams smooth and unobtrusive. It’s light and packs down small, making it a versatile layering option. I like the slim fit and how well the hood fits under a helmet. The quarter zip helps save weight, although I’m not typically a fan of quarter zip hoodies.
The Indie Quick Link neck gaiter is a perfect match to the hoodie, both in color and in terms of being lightweight and soft. It feels great around the neck, and is breathable enough to cover the nose and mouth without much air restriction. The Shak Vest has a quality weight and feel to it, and fits snugly around the core without being too tight. The densely knit merino wool blocks a lot of cold air while keeping warmth where it’s needed. I also appreciate the form-fitting arm openings, convenient pockets, and the smooth zipper.
Overall, Ibex gear is impressive in terms of both sustainability and quality. The merino wool wicks away moisture and doesn’t hold onto odor, making it perfect for outdoor activities. And while the gear is certainly technical, it also has a great look that’s not too “outdoorsy.” I’d definitely recommend it to anyone looking for high-performing, sustainable gear that’s also stylish and comfortable. Ibex Mud Season gear does come with a high price point, but with that you get a high quality, sustainable product to enjoy for many years.
Price: Indie Quick Link Neck Gaiter – $42, Indie Hoodie -$170, Shak Vest – $200
Colors Pictured: Gaiter & Hoodie -Ginger Biscuit. Vest – Charcoal