User Review: Ibex Men's Hooded Indie
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60
An incredibly versatile layer for the backcountry.
I was looking for a lightweight warm layer for a backpacking night shirt, for cold morning walks, and for outdoor activities in the winter. Have been a fan of Ibex for a long time, and ran across a good deal on this, so took the bait and ordered it.
Fit is spot on... cozy without being too snug. It provides just the right level of warmth for cool evenings in the Sierra, or cold aerobic activities anytime of the year. It is warm when you need it, but plenty breathable when you're pushing your body temps. It is not bulky and layers nicely under a down piece or rain shell. I've always thought that thumb holes were a bit silly, but found I use them on chilly mountain mornings.
So far, it has worn fairly well. My one complaint with Ibex products is, that they sometimes don't stand up well over time. But I've had this for a year or so, and it's wearing pretty well.
The only other problem I've had with it is, that the stop at the bottom of the zipper is missing, so I have to be careful not to separate it completely at the bottom. I don't think it came that way, so must have come off somewhere.
Those small nitpicks aside, it's a wonderful shirt, and one of my favorites to wear.