Category: Seasonal

Top Five Ways to Peep Like a Local

Leaves… people! Peeping at leaves! We Vermonters have a love/hate relationship with leafing season. How can you not be lured in by the nature’s annual show of flamboyance? It’s stone-cold gorgeous. Economically, we’re grateful, of course, for the multi-week tourism boom. It’s just that as a collective of 600,000+ independent spirits, we still have lives… Read more »

Drawn On The Season

If you think about the movement in the seasons in Vermont, there is a pause that happens every year right now. It’s as though some seasonal archer has spent the warmer months pulling an arrow back in his bow, loading it with potential: the frantic movement of summer, the bike rides, the swimming holes, the… Read more »

Nutritional Information for Ibex Fall Line 2013

What you put into your body is arguably more important than what you put on it. But in the end, aren’t all the choices you make connected in some way? If food nourishes the body, is it possible the other choices we make in life nourish the soul? If given the option for environmental sustenance,… Read more »

Five Things To Do as the Dog Days of Summer Yield to Full-fledged Fall

As avowed dog fanatics, allow us to geek out for a minute. The Canis Major constellation is visible in summer, and the brightest star of Canis Major is Sirius – a.k.a. the Dog Star. The term “Dog Days” originated in ancient Greek culture, though it’s more often associated with ancient Rome. In ancient times, Sirius… Read more »

Top Five Reasons to Wear Wool in Summer

UPDATE: VISIT http://shop.ibex.com/Why-Merino-Wool-In-The-Summer First of all, one billion sheep (worldwide census, circa 2011) can’t be wrong. Come summer, sheep around the world shed their heavy wool for a lighter-weight variety. The average sheep only lives about 10 years – they’re not going to spend five of those uncomfortable. But we’re not resting on our laurels for… Read more »

Ibex Spring 2013 Line

The most notorious sign of spring isn’t from a groundhog, a blooming crocus or the god-forsakenly premature daylight savings time in March. Obviously, the most reliable and anticipated sign of spring is the intro of the Ibex spring/summer line. Yes, Virginia, you can wear Merino wool all year. Unless, of course, you resist highly breathable,… Read more »

Groundhog Day: The Sheep Chronicles

Breaking News: February 2nd may come and go relatively unnoticed by most of the world, unless: a) it’s your birthday, b) you live in Punxsutawney, or c) you’re a sheep. February 2nd is Groundhog Day, one of the most polarizing rodent-based holidays of the year. Everyone has a fervent opinion. See your shadow; don’t see… Read more »

Cold Weather Layering: Wool Stacked High Enough to Make a Sheep Jealous

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It’s winter here in Vermont, that means it’s Woolies season. We put this video together to help those who might be having trouble deciding between the 150 and the new 220. Stay warm this winter with the help of our Woolies. (Source: https://player.vimeo.com/)

Winter Resolutions: Ten Things to Realize Before April Fool’s Day

I’ve had it with traditional New Year’s resolutions. Weigh less, drink less, cut back on coffee. Aside from the fact that I pity the fool who tells me to drink less coffee, why are New Year’s resolutions so restrictive? Here at Ibex, we believe resolutions should affirm, not deny. We’re going to stop admonishing ourselves… Read more »

220-221, Whatever It Takes Layering the Ibex Way

Jack Butler, from the 1983 John Hughes classic,Mr. Mom. He’s a businessman-cum-stay-at-home dad trying desperately to look macho in this scene: Come on over here, Ron. Let me show you what I’m doing, taking advantage of some time off. To, uh, add a whole new wing on here. Gonna rip these walls out and, uh,… Read more »