Ibex Shak Jersey
Source: bought it new
ruff, itchy, weird fit, difficult wash & dry
- city look
- feel of fabric & fit
- wash & dry difficult to maintain fabric
I kept this in my closet and tried wearing it too many times before it was added to the charity bag. The look is great but: front zipper short in ladies, fabric dries slow, itchy, boxy shape, small in chest, big at waistline, poor shape for arm movement.
Note: The men's seems to have been a better fit for my spouse, but a long sleeve liner or Tee must be worn. I hate washing and drying it, I hope it gets too close to a campfire...eek.
The Ibex Shak is to the sweater what the Porsche is to the automobile.
Actually, the Ibex folks probably wouldn't want me calling it "sweater" at all. But that's how I use it -- as a light, warm, close-fitting, high-performance wool mid-layer. With the Shak, I don't get too hot (which I do with heavyweight sweaters, like Filson's) or too cold. I wear it over the Ibex Zephyr, which I typically use as a base layer; excellent combo.
I wish it were a little less close-fitting (if you're skinny, this will be a non-issue), but otherwise a first-rate item.
Fabric: merino wool
Price Paid: $124
Excellent fit, I'm 6'2" 195 large fits great, comfortable, roomy and warm. Merino wool is non-itchy, love it.