ABOUT THE IBEX MERINO ACTIVEWEAR
All of the Ibex activewear products on test are produced with wool from Australian Merino sheep. Merino wool touts many benefits, from antimicrobial properties to natural thermoregulation that should keep your body temperature at a more comfortable level than a synthetic fiber. Merino is also fire and stain resistant, and offers up to UPF 50 sun protection depending on the fabric thickness.
IBEX INDIE HOODIE
The Indie Hoodie is a lightweight hoodie designed to be used as a first layer or on its own, with a versatile regular fit. It’s made using the 100% Merino Wool fabric called “Merino Edge Cool”, which is designed to feel cool to the touch and pack all of the Merino benefits in a lightweight and easy-to-pack garment.
The Scuba hood is sized to be worn on its own without falling down when active, or worn under a bike helmet. Ibex fitted a quarter zip on the front which can be used to open up the hoodie to allow for some increased airflow, with Raglan sleeves used to offer some increased space under the arms to let you move easier. The entire Indie Hoodie uses Flatlock stitching to prevent chafing when moving, and there are no tags to further boost this comfort. Down on the sleeves there are thumb holes which can be used to keep them pulled down when being used as a layer.
The Ibex Indie Hoodie is offered in sizes S-XXL in Men’s or XS-XL in Women’s, in a variety of colors, at a retail price of $170.
IBEX WOOLIES TECH LONG SLEEVE
The Ibex Woolies Tech Long Sleeve is a slim-fitting base layer designed to harness the properties of Merino Wool but add some synthetic materials to boost durability and comfort. The 180gsm Ibex Pro Tech Merino fabric consists of 81% Merino wool from Australian sheep, with 12% Nylon added to the core to improve durability and 7% Elastane to improve the flexibility and ensure it recovers back to its original shape. Pro Tech is designed for activities in cool to cold conditions, offering efficient insulation as a base layer with the properties of Merino allowing it to be worn for multiple days without washing.
The Woolies Tech Long Sleeve has Raglan sleeves to improve movement, with Baste stitch thumb holes to allow for their use to keep the sleeves in place without impacting the fit if not used. The seams are all Flatlock to prevent any chafing. Ibex offers the Woolies Tech Long Sleeve baselayer in sizes S-XXL in Men’s and XS-XL in Women’s fit, in a selection of colors for $115 as standard.
IBEX TRANQUIL JOGGER
The Ibex Tranquil Jogger is not so much of a performance product as a friend for the more chilled pursuits, with a relaxed fit. Made from a 70% Organic Cotton; 26% Merino Wool and 4% Elastane blend, the Tranquil Jogger has a layer of Merino Wool on the inside to offer its moisture wicking and odor management properties, with the Cotton and Elastane on the outside for a soft feel while retaining breathability.
There are two hand pockets and a rear zip pocket to store the essentials on the move. Gussets are featured to allow for extra mobility, and the waistband is elastic with a drawstring to offer supreme comfort and movement. Ibex offers the Tranquil Jogger in sizes S-XXL for men in a choice of two colors or XS-XL for women in four colors, with a retail price of $145.