Category: Tutorials

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 »

Ibex How To: 9 Points for Surviving the Airport this Holiday

Airline travel is an unavoidable reality of holiday life. For children, there’s something magical about pressing one’s face against the definitely-not-sanitary plane windows to watch takeoff, daydreaming of the pile of sugar that Grandma and Grandpa will let them eat while you’re not looking. For adults, that magic is gone. All that remains is the… 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 »

Six Hours in Burlington, Vermont: an Ibex Guide

We’re clearly biased, given our Vermont roots, but we’d call Burlington a New England urban gem. With all the things to love in a small city (live music, art galleries, yummy eating, people watching), and plenty of outdoor opportunities, the Queen City makes it easy to fill your dance card with a hearty mix of… Read more »

Ibex Athlete Karsten Delap shares with us some Tool Techniques for mixed climbing. (Source: https://player.vimeo.com/)

Ibex’s Year-Round Resolutions

When it stretches out in front of you like a blank sheet of paper, the New Year is filled with potential. Grow older and years tend to run in a type of rhythm. The expectations of garden planting and apple picking, powder skiing and campfires punctuating familiar trips to work, to the lunch counter, to… 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 »

How to Live Like a Vermonter in Fall (Wherever You Are)

For about 10 months out of every year, most Americans are content to be who they are. Come fall, there’s a switch. From the first crisp of the air to the jeweled-toned fall colors that fuel the brochures of every inn and Ivy League school, people suddenly want to be Vermonters – if not in… Read more »