Tag: Ibex wool

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 »

Ski Mo, Randonée, Skinning…You Gotta Go Up to Get Down

24 Hours of Bolton Images provided by RJ Thompson What could be more fun than a 12-hour sufferfest on skis? A 24-hour sufferfest on skis! If the suffering part leaves a little to be desired, invite your friends and make it a team sport. Or go it alone – at your own pace – without… Read more »

A Week of Thanks in a Week of Sales

As the final Thursday in November creeps up on us – seemingly faster and faster each year – we at Ibex take time to reflect on how darn appreciative we are for…well…just about everything. We’re grateful for our families, with whom we muck out the meaning of love – even when we drive each other… Read more »

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 »

Ibex Flips Black Friday on Its Head with Never Before Seen Discounts!

Suspended in the dream of shoppers everywhere, Black Friday is but a few days away. Ibex continues to lead the charge in the world of Merino wool and performance-cum-fashion apparel – this time by slashing prices for one shopping day only. A Black Friday discount incentive may not be new, but have you ever seen this before? 32% off… Read more »

Turkeys Unite With Geese Against Down Clothing; Sheep Provide the Answer

In a heretofore unheard of display of inter-species relations, turkeys have joined geese in an international protest against using down as an insulator in clothing. In perhaps an even more revelatory development, sheep – not typically lauded for their collective intelligence – have stepped in to provide a solution. Leveraging their place on the national stage with… 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 »

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 »

Happy Fourth of July from Ibex

Happy Independence Day! It was some forward-thinking in 1776 that set out the philosophical foundations of our country: equality, inalienable rights, power granted from the consent of the governed, and more. And this (see below) – this – is how we honor those game-changing ideals? Say what?!? Not so fast, Mr. Fanny Pack. An argument… Read more »

What is Merino Wool?

What is merino wool, you ask? Only a weather-regulating, all-season, sustainable, do-it-all, soft as a kitten, sophisticated yet easy-going, non-wrinkling(ish), badass ninja of a fabric. That’s what. Where does it come from? Merino wool comes, not surprisingly, from the Merino breed of sheep. Hailing originally from Turkey and Spain, the breed is now globally widespread… Read more »