Ibex Indie Zip T

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If you want to invest in a base layer that is loose…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fabric: New Zealand Merino wool
Price Paid: Gift

If you want to invest in a base layer that is loose cut and soft as jersey knit (because it is made from very small micron diameter fibers), wicks moisture, prevents odor and is proudly made in the U.S.A, you need the Indie Zip T.

Made of superfine, New Zealand Merino wool, it manages moisture flawlessly, regulates body temperature, both for your cold-weather and indoor workouts, and crosses over into so many activities. I live in Minnesota and I wore this on a backcountry cross-country skiing/camping trip over a long weekend. It was the only base layer I brought along.

I wore this under the Vim Hybrid jacket and with the Vim Hybrid pants for cross-country skiing, mountain biking, or running. Wear it alone to the gym or to yoga. Wear it to work on casual Fridays. And, best of all, it is the one and only shirt that you will need on a multi-day backpacking trip because it can go days without stinking.

Ibex wool products have antimicrobial properties to keep you relatively odor-free. Synthetic fabrics encourage bacterial growth on your clothing, which eventually turns into a stink that is difficult to get out. With wool, those microbes can't form the same stinky colonies.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Ibex's Men's Indie Zip T page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

New Zealand merino wool gives the Men's Indie 1/2-Zip Top the ability to insulate and naturally breathe, and that means you stay warm without overheating--pretty nice, right' Should you really work up a sweat, the nine-inch zip front opening allows you to vent away excess heat with ease. This is a versatile long-sleeve baselayer you can wear for everything from skiing to cold-weather camping.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

The merino wool Ibex Indie Half-Zip top can be worn next to skin or over a light layer for active days on the trail and in town. Made of soft, nonirritating 18.5-micron merino wool, this top insulates, wicks away moisture and resists odors-naturally! 9 in. center-front zipper with locking pull lets you adjust for ventilation; interior chin guard keeps the zipper from grabbing skin. Semifitted cut; machine washable. Wool meets Zque(TM) standards, ensuring environmental, social and economic sustainability, as well as animal welfare and traceability back to the source. Closeout.

- REI refers to the men's version

If you like your base layer not too heavy but not too light, choose Ibex Indie- ayear round baselayer made without peers for softness and durability. Semi fit for everyday performance and style, Indie features 18.5 micron New Zealand Merino 195 g/m2 and a relaxed jersey knit.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

If you like your baselayer a little heavier and less form-fitting, the Ibex Indie Long Sleeve Zip Tee Shirt for Men is the answer. The Indie features superfine, 18.5 micron New Zealand Merino with a looser cut and more relaxed jersey knit. All new this season and styled with a serious attention to detail.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version