Field Notes: Ibex is a leader in Merino wool gear and creating styles with it that are so versatile you’ll make them everyday wardrobe staples. If you haven’t used Merino as a performance fabric yet, you owe it to yourself to do so as the benefits are numerous. Active Junky testers could not believe the comfort compared to synthetic textiles, especially when running in cooler temps. Gone is the clammy discomfort associated with traditional nylons and polyesters. The key to Merino wool comfort is the microclimate it naturally creates by holding in and retaining body heat for superior temperature regulation while also wicking and moving moisture away from the skin, beading it up on the exterior of the garment for quick drying. With its soft hand feel, the Ibex Shak Hoodoo Hoody is one of those pieces you’ll want to wear on all your workouts, and you can because the superfine Merino fibers are naturally resistant to the growth of odor-causing bacteria.
Pros: With premium tailoring, the Shak Hoodoo fits like a glove while regulating body temperature for superior comfort in all conditions. Stellar at maintaining a comfortable temperature in cooler temperatures while on the move.
Cons: The thumb loops blend into the seams to make them less visible when not in use, which unfortunately in turn makes them less functional.
Tester Comments: “Ibex’s attention to detail is evident in the Shak Hoodoo Hoody, both in performance and look. We took this hoody on cold weather runs where we appreciated the fit, snug where it should be in the waistline and hood, keeping us warm and comfortable.”
Key Attribute: Fit
- Heavyweight (380g/m²)
- Full-length front zip
- Scuba-style hood
- Thumbhole cuffs
- Raglan sleeves
- Zippered chest pocket
Size: S - XL
Material: 100% merino wool (21-micron)
Weight: 17 oz