Ibex Shak Jersey

3 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   1
1-star:   0



ruff, itchy, weird fit, difficult wash & dry I…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new


ruff, itchy, weird fit, difficult wash & dry


  • city look


  • feel of fabric & fit
  • wash & dry difficult to maintain fabric
  • itchy

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…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Fabric: wool

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.


Excellent fit, I'm 6'2" 195 large fits great, comfortable,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
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.

Where to Buy

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Ibex's Men's Shak Jersey page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Ibex without the Shak line would be like a Cuban sandwich without the pork. Shak is their best-selling and most popular line, and with good reason. Nothing wears better, lasts longer, or offers more versatility than the Shak. Made from Ibex's nearly indestructible 390 g/m2 21-micron dense knit New Zealand Merino, these jerseys do it all and never quit.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

With its subtle and refined look, the merino wool Ibex Shak Jersey sweater can be used for almost any activity. Wear it as a mid-layer on backcountry trips or casual outings.

- REI refers to the men's version

The Ibex Shak Jersey is an ideal blend of warmth, breathability, durability and stretch. It isn't a best-selling favorite for nothing! Use it for climbing, mountaineering, hiking and everyday urban exploration. Put one to the test! Semi-fit 11 in zip neck w/ locking zipper pull Raglan sleeves Flatlock seams Machine washable Dense ponte knit 21 micron

- OMCgear refers to the men's version

Forget synthetics; your grandpa knew wool was best and you'll agree once you pull on the Ibex Shak T-Neck Jersey. Dense-knit soft merino sheds water, snow and wind, breathes well and resists odors, making it the ultimate performance midlayer. A deep 11-inch zip gives you some extra ventilation for days when you're working up a sweat on the slopes.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version