- May 9 2011
Very nice top
This top fits snug, which is perfect if you wear a shell on top. I use mine for running and have found it to perform better than synthetics. The quality is great. It's warm for material that would seem otherwise. It's expensive, but you will get quality and comfort in return - and the absence of synthetic smell.
- April 18 2011
Hoodie that delivers!
I purchased the Ibex hoodie to wear in cool and warming weather while bike riding in the early morning hours, and it has been a pleasant surprise! The soft merino wool fits well with a tight fitting t-shirt underneath, and the 1/4 zip allows for good temperature control when needed. Although the wool is thin, it is surprisingly durable and has withstood daily wear. The wicking properties are excellent, and I much prefer wool to the synthetic "plastic" techno-wear I have for the same purposes. Excellent quality from Ibex is no surprise, as I have several durable products from this same manufacturer.
- April 11 2011
Greatest Hoodie of all time
I finally have found the piece of clothing that I was always looking for. A hooded merino wool with thumbholes and a half zip. I use this everywhere from 70 degree bike rides to 40 degree trail runs by itself, and then use as a base for anything cooler than that. This thing does it all, and it is amazing the temperature variation that this thing can be used in. For ultra cold, pull up the hood, zip the zip all the way up and use the thumbholes, and for every 5 degrees warmer, just adjust. The quality is top notch, as I have worn it 40 or 50 times and only washed it a couple of times and never has it smelt bad nor does it look much different than the first day I got it. I also have the I/O hoodie which has the same great qualities, but is even more snug fitting. Since I tend to carry a very extra lbs over the winter, I like the more loose fitting of the Indie more. But both are incredibly nice shirts, that I expect to have many more years in the future.
- March 13 2011
A great base layer
The men's hooded indie is my first choice as a base layer when going into the cold for extended periods. The marino wool feels great next to the skin and I believe it is also a bit warmer than my under armour cold gear hoodie. The thumb loops on the sleeves make layering a breeze and the hood gives extra protection until you have warmed up a bit.
- January 3 2011
timeless performance and comfort
The Ibex woolie zip I received as a gift a month ago was so impressive that I bought a Hooded Indie for when it blows a bit. I've worn it several times indoors and out hiking on the trail. It's super light and comfortable under a Nano Puff pullover at 20 degrees. The thumb holes rock and you can zip up like a T-neck with the hood down too. At 6'6" 230 lbs the XL fits trim in the body, sleeves and hood excellent proportions, body length extends past the waist by a few inches. The fabric is tight and smooth and really gives the garment a modern timeless feel.