Category: Gear

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 »

Wool Aire Matrix: Beyond the Bar Stool

Our Wool Aire Matrix jacket made it on Outside Magazine’s Fall list of 8 All-Weather Jackets. What can we say? We rub shoulders with the best in performance outerwear. But, there is one misconception that we’d like to clear up. We go way beyond the bar stool. Wool Aire insulation is sneaky. While the jacket… Read more »

The Ibex Five for Fathers, A Gift Guide

Put to rest the same tired gifts and material platitudes common to Father’s Day. Dad doesn’t want a tie. He doesn’t want dinner out. Instead, it’s time to find something more fetching for dad. Hence, we present to you Five for Fathers: five gifts (with a special twist) to consider when celebrating all that is… Read more »

Experience The Outdoors is BACK!

To celebrate the outdoors, we have aligned forces with the best outdoor brands in the industry to bring you this ultimate outdoor contest. The drawing for Week 1 will be May 8th. Over the course of 4 weeks, you’ll have the chance to win top gear from the following brands: Ibex, NEMO, MSR, Lenal Paddles,… Read more »

Joe Mills – Salathe Wall Update (PART 2)

Joe working the Enduro Corner on The Salathe Wall.  PC: James Lucas A week after leaving our homes in Boulder, Chris and I have already put in a 5 day ground-up push on freeing the Salathe Wall on El Capitan. Our original plan was to leave Boulder after work on Friday, but the weather had… Read more »

Joe Mills Takes on The Salathe Wall

We’re gonna need a bigger bag… Running training laps on the Rocky Mountain National Park ultra-classic, The Wasp (13a). Today my partner Chris Barlow and I will be heading out to free climb one of the most iconic chunks of granite in the world, The Salathe Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The… Read more »

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Ibex 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The Gift of Time

Photo Credit: From Scratch Club “I took some time out for life.”  – James L. Brooks Giving is the most wondrous part of the holiday season. It fortifies our fatigued hearts and minds at the end of a long year. The expression of someone who loves what you’ve given can be held in memory long… Read more »

How to Wash Merino Wool: Wear More, Wash Less

Don’t believe the hype: caring for Ibex wool is simple and straightforward. With sweater-weather moving across the country in full force, now is the perfect time for a little refresher on how to care for your Ibex wool garb. Spoiler alert: It’s easy, you don’t need any special equipment, and it saves the planet (lest we’re prone… Read more »