Category: Tutorials

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 »

Don’t be a Creeper When You’re a Peeper

This is the time of year when Vermont and our New England brethren are thrust in the national spotlight for little more than our natural beauty. It’s time for fall colors and that means leaf peepers. Honestly, it’s so objectifying. Can somebody please get John Oliver on it? We could use a little bit of… Read more »

Why You Should Wear 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 this one…. Read more »