Category: Gear

The Secret to Wool in the Summer

Itchy wool sweaters are a bit like lima beans or peas: right beside our memories of being forced to sit at the table until we cleaned our plate is Mom’s voice, insisting that you keep the sweater on if you wanted to go outside and play. Now, we try and load our plates with mostly… Read more »

Why You Should NOT Wear Summer-weight Merino Wool

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Summer-weight wool is not for the uninformed. ********** ORIGINALLY POSTED JUNE 26, 2013 ********** It’s been said that wool is a gateway to the heavier stuff. Start out wearing wool in the summer and before you know it, you’ll be sporting balaclavas at afternoon barbeques and parkas long before Labor Day. Yeah, it’s true. Wool… Read more »

The Mechanics of Mud Running: 5 Tips

1. Comfortable Kicks Shoe companies will tell you there’s a shoe for every occasion and weather. Things like lug pattern, water proof-ness and drop. But in my book there’s only two: shoes you feel fast in (lightweight, low drop, and a badass color way) and “SUVs” (cushy, durable, built for the long haul). As you… Read more »

Why Merino Wool is the Natural Choice for Fitness Apparel

Sheep aren’t frequently celebrated for their endurance abilities, a notion which has sadly and inaccurately been projected onto their fleece. Let’s set the record straight on why Merino wool is the best performance fabric for all types of workouts. With the additions of new lightweight options and Merino blends over the past few years, your… 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 »

Yay, Earth! Give to #WeKeepItWild, Get Sweet Gear

This Friday, April 22nd, is Earth Day. Before you head out on whatever adventure your weekend will bring, we invite you to swing by www.ibex.com to see if any new gear sings the siren song of desire. It’s not like us to encourage computer time when you could be playing outside, but it is for… Read more »

Ibex Ambassadors, OSOM present: Search for the Perfect Day

In 2013, our team of three kayakers, including Chris Bensch, Shay Bickley, and Jason Self, (better known as Team OSOM – Out of Sight, Out of Mind), took our mission to raise awareness of the problem of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and rivers across the US in search of the root cause of… Read more »

The Ibex Spring Collections Have Arrived

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ― Mark Twain It would take a heavy dose of cynicism to be… Read more »

Anatomy of a Break Up: The Aftermath

Three years ago, Ibex followed the sad end of a relationship. This is the aftermath. Hey Polypro, So…it was…umm…weird to bump into you today. Great to see you, of course! I guess I just wasn’t prepared, you know? I was just running into Whole Foods to pick up injera ingredients for my Ethiopian-themed Valentine’s party,… Read more »