Ibex Vim Hybrid Jacket

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Made from Ibex’s own PEAK Climawool, the Vim Hybrid…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fabric: Front: Water-resistant, breathable soft-shell jacket; back: New Zealand Merino wool
Fill: NA
Price Paid: Gift


Made from Ibex’s own PEAK Climawool, the Vim Hybrid Jacket is two jackets in one. The front part is a lightweight, water-resistant—yet breathable—soft-shell jacket and in the back, you have breathable New Zealand Merino wool that wicks sweat to keep you dry and comfortable. It is a form-fitting jacket but does so without compromising movement or comfort and still leaves room for adding a base layer underneath.

It is not overly-loud with pockets and useless frippery, delivering, instead, two nice sized pockets for warming hands and a zipper chest pocket for storing keys or the ubiquitous iPod. Adjustable Velcro tab closures on the sleeves lock out cold air.

I live in Minnesota and use this jacket for cross-country skiing, winter biking and running, paired up with the matching Vim Hybrid pant and Indie Zip T.

It's also suited to a breadth of endless activities: climbing, mountaineering, snowshoeing, etc.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Ibex takes a fresh look at softshell technology with the Men's Vim Hybrid Jacket. The front of the Vim is a lightweight, highly breathable 4-way stretch polyester fabric. This woven fabric is soft to the touch and treated with a durable water repellent for all-weather versatility. The back of the Vim is made with odor-fighting, breathable merino wool for long, sweaty rides or quick, chilly commutes. Wear the Vim as an outer or mid layer.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

Everyone has two sides. Front and back, to be specific. The light, fast Ibex Vim Hybrid Jacket for Men has breathable, lightweight 4-way stretch fabric in the front, and Shak wool in back. This jacket recognizes the essential humanity in us all. It's pretty deep.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

Ibex Vim Hybrid Jacket

Discontinued

The Vim Hybrid Jacket has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$58.49 - $194.95

The Ibex Vim Hybrid Jacket is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 7, 2012 at Backcountry.com.

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