Tag: wool

Dawn Patrol: An Ice Climber’s Morning Commute

Images by Keese Lane I swing my ice axe and pull up. Careful technique sounding out the swings, and lifting myself foot by foot up the dark ice. My headlamp illuminates only as far as my reach, but it is all I need. White and gray surround my little light, and in those looming peripheral… Read more »

Famous Hikers on Hitting the Trail

There are only a handful of people who have become famous because of their hiking exploits. Climbing? Yes. Trail running? Yep. Mountaineering? Sure. But hiking – not so much. We all hike to some extent, avidly or casually. Though for the most part, society stops celebrating your walking achievements after you’ve passed 12-14-months of age…. Read more »

Wool Aire Matrix: Beyond the Bar Stool

Our Wool Aire Matrix jacket made it on Outside Magazine’s Fall list of 8 All-Weather Jackets. What can we say? We rub shoulders with the best in performance outerwear. But, there is one misconception that we’d like to clear up. We go way beyond the bar stool. Wool Aire insulation is sneaky. While the jacket… Read more »

The Ibex Five for Fathers, A Gift Guide

Put to rest the same tired gifts and material platitudes common to Father’s Day. Dad doesn’t want a tie. He doesn’t want dinner out. Instead, it’s time to find something more fetching for dad. Hence, we present to you Five for Fathers: five gifts (with a special twist) to consider when celebrating all that is… 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 »

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 »

The Science of Layering: How Walter White Would Dress for Ice Climbing

We were a little late to the “Breaking Bad” party. Nothing a little binge-watch on Netflix can’t take care of. Aside from the secret shame of how much screen time we’ve put in this January, we’re jacked up on science now – thanks to everyone’s favorite anti-hero. Aside from the haz-mat suit and pleated slacks,… Read more »

It’s Never Too Late To Give A Sheep! New Year Gift Guide

Photo by Jake Lyell, Courtesy of Heifer International What ever happened to easy? Remember when a lump of coal or an orange was the barometer of a good holiday? Okay. We don’t either. But we do remember a simpler time, when the crush of holiday gift giving wasn’t so overwhelming with choices and access and… Read more »

Ibex Specials for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

We may not say it enough, but we love you. And for the people we love, our hope is to make their lives easier and filled with warmth. Love it or hate it, Black Friday is this week. With our pledge to make your life easier, we’re offering one, delectably straightforward (and killer) Black Friday… Read more »

Yoga pants too see-through? Ibex can help.

Some excessively see-through yoga pants have made the news this week for, get this, an excessive “level of sheerness.” Here at Ibex we know ALL about shearness, but fortunately it has nothing to do with your yoga class. So while you’re waiting to replace your see-through yoga pants, perhaps consider trying a pair from Ibex’s Synergy line…. Read more »