Category: Gear

Why Merino Wool is the Natural Choice for Fitness Apparel

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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 »

What Kind of a Fat Biker Are You?

Dear guy riding a fat bike in full Lycra kit in the middle of summer, Who are you? Props for riding your bike! Anyone who powers up two-wheels with their legs and lungs alone is cool in our book. But the 4-inch wide wheels, on dry pavement, in 55-degree temps, in full Lycra…? It’s a… Read more »

Merino Wool Blends are the Beatles of 2015

Photo by United Press International, photographer unknown [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The best collaborations in history are never carried entirely by one partner. They come about when the two parts together are stronger the sum of their whole. Try not to get bogged down by actual math. You know it when you see it… Read more »

How to Care for your Ibex Merino Wool: Troubleshoot Edition

Ibex Merino wool under normal circumstances is ridiculously easy to care for. Hang it out in the sunshine for normal “airing out” needs. Toss it in the washer with a gentle soap or mild detergent when you’ve put in some serious sweat-time. Then you lay it flat to dry. Done. If only life were as… Read more »