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Enjoy the Flavor of Vermont

Vermont is home to some of the oldest ski areas in the United States. They crisscross the big, rolling mountains with runs that cut through the seemingly endless New England hardwood forests. It’s this unique combination of pioneering ski history and the abundance of maple trees that creates the unique flavor of skiing found only… Read more »

The Ibex CloseKnit Weaves Social Responsibility Into Company Culture

The fibers of Ibex’s relationships–with our farmers, manufacturers, designers, among our staff, and with our customers–are woven into every product that leaves the factory. In the fall of 2016, the Ibex leadership established CloseKnit, an employee-run corporate social responsibility committee that aspires to strengthen these bonds and create new ones. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is… Read more »

Inside the The Renewal Workshop with Founder Jeff Denby

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“We truly believe that companies who participate early in the development of a circular economy are going to have a competitive advantage.” -Jeff Denby, co-founder of The Renewal Workshop With over a decade of combined experience in the apparel supply chain business, Jeff Denby and Nicole Bassett were used to visiting factories, not owning one. This all changed… Read more »

Badass Outdoor Women

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As part of Women’s History Month, Ibex’s web developer, Amanda Kievet shared with us some of the women who inspired her. These portraits illustrate 9 badass women, who’ve inspired all through their feats as mountaineers, environmentalists and bicyclists. Annie Smith Peck (1850-1935) — American mountaineer, lecturer and writer. She ascended Matterhorn wearing pants and a… Read more »

Bike Touring the Baja Divide Mountain Bike Route

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By Ibex Advocate Spencer Harding This past January I embarked for a three-week stint on the new minted Baja Divide Mountain Bike Route from San Diego to the tip of the Baja peninsula in Mexico. Lael Wilcox and Nicholas Carmen had been working on refining the route for the past three years and invited a… Read more »

Spring 17: New Fabrics and Styles Have Arrived

Spring is around the corner and whether you’re getting ready to posthole through the thawing snow melt or battle the chilly temps at your local crag, Ibex has your back with their new warm weather line. The unpredictable weather of the shoulder season makes scrambling for the perfect layers a lot like playing the lottery, but… Read more »

Ibex Makes its Denver Debut Just in Time for Winter

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Dear Denver and honorary members of the Ibex flock, The time has come. In mere days, our newest Ibex store in Denver, CO will be holding a Grand Opening celebration at 250 Columbine Street in Cherry Creek North! On Saturday, December 10, we’ll be celebrating all things Merino from 12pm-8pm – just in time for… Read more »

Meaning in Adventure: The Ibex Adventure Booklist

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Recognizing that now is the era of the non-reader, the 140 character limit, the visual story-teller, the YouTube clip as cultural reference point, it may serve those that love the outdoors in all forms, to harken back to adventure in the written word. Climbing, skiing, backpacking, paddling all have deep literary histories, headlong pages of… Read more »

5 Basic Steps to Start Your First Bikepacking Adventure

One could be forgiven for mistakenly hearing you say backpacking, when instead you were talking about bikepacking. After all, the two sports, at their core, are fundamentally similar. Both require at least one overnight stay, preferably off the beaten track. Both require packs, which you transport yourself, that contain the necessary rations and technical accoutrements… Read more »

Supporting Outdoor Experiences for New England’s Kids

It’s a party! As New Englanders, we at Ibex are over-the-moon happy to welcome Big City Mountaineers to the East Coast. Bienvenue and wilkommen! Big City Mountaineers (BCM) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to sharing outdoor experiences with urban youth. The adventures they facilitate are focused on mentoring, life skills, self-esteem, collaboration, independence, and breathing… Read more »