Tag: merino 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 »

Why Merino Wool is the Natural Choice for Fitness Apparel

Sheep aren’t frequently celebrated for their endurance abilities, a notion which has sadly and inaccurately been projected onto their fleece. Let’s set the record straight on why Merino wool is the best performance fabric for all types of workouts. With the additions of new lightweight options and Merino blends over the past few years, your… Read more »

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 »

Gone for the Holidays

Google ‘Christmas traditions’ and you see images of family, food, and twinkling lights. Time together with family and friends enjoying some great food is what the holidays are all about, right? But do you have to stay home do appreciate these things? What about a fine campfire dinner after a great day of family hiking… 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 »

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 »

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 »

A Modest Proposal: The Running of the Sheep*

You mess with the bull; you get the horns. The annual running of the bulls, at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, wrapped on July 14, as it does every year. With rockets (!!) exploding in order to startle (!!) cornered bulls into stampeding the most terrifying 825-meter run imaginable, it’s a miracle only eight… 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 »

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 »

Ibex New Spring “Live” Collection Leaves More Time for Living

For spring and summer days that call for long brunches more than long runs, the Ibex Spring 2014 collection throws some easy-living style your way. This is not “shlubby sweatpants” easy. This is “one-stop office casual” and “effortless style” easy. Since it’s downright good-looking and on-trend, we hate to market the men’s Linerider Button Up… Read more »