Ibex Shak Jersey

photo: Ibex Shak Jersey long sleeve performance top

Specs

Men's
Price MSRP: $135.00
Historic Range: $35.00-$299.95
Reviewers Paid: $124.00
Women's
Price MSRP: $135.00
Historic Range: $50.00-$149.95

Reviews

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

ruff, itchy, weird fit, difficult wash & dry

Pros

  • city look

Cons

  • 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.

Source: bought it new

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: wool

Excellent fit, I'm 6'2" 195 large fits great, comfortable, roomy and warm. Merino wool is non-itchy, love it.

Fabric: merino wool
Price Paid: $124

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