The Ibex Men’s Hooded Indie is an all-season hoody made from 100% New Zealand Merino wool jersey. Designed as a mid-weight base layer, this versatile piece is meant to be worn directly against the skin and plays well as an outer layer, too.
When you want a soft, wicking liner that can handle anything from early morning runs to multi day adventures in the woods, the Men’s Ibex Hooded Indie is an excellent option that will achieve all of those performance features. Let’s take a closer look.
The materials in the hooded Indie are 100 percent soft and durable Merino wool. Some really nice features about Merino wool is that it is a super lightweight and wicking material, so it pulls moisture away from the body, away from the skin and it dries incredibly quickly. It has got a really good thermal regulation so it doesn’t get too hot in the summer, doesn’t get too warm in the winter. It is really good at regulating that body temperature. Another nice feature is that it is naturally odor resistant, so it won’t hold on to those odors after a period of time. So really nice features with that natural wool fiber.
Some of the features with the Hooded Indie include a quarter zipper. So you have got a short zipper here. It allows you to open that to let it vent if you need to. And a nice feature about the zipper on that is it is a locking zipper, so when you pull it down or when you angle the zipper down it kind of locks it in place so it doesn't open or close on you unwontedly.
You do have a nice chin guard on the backside of the zipper. So when you have it fully zipped up, the zipper is kind of protected so it doesn’t chafe the skin. It won’t snag any beard hairs. Really comfortable fit against the skin.
We do have a hood as the name suggests, so it is a pretty low profile and tight hood. It is meant to be a performance layer, so it will layer under other pieces. So the hood does fit pretty tightly against the skin. It could go under a helmet, under another type of jacket or anything like that, but not necessarily an oversized hood by any means.
We do have flat lock seams throughout the garment, so you have got really good comfort against the skin. It won’t bunch up. It won’t ... you won’t really notice those seams, so really good durability with the flat lock seams and overall next to skin comfort.
We do also have thumb holes on the piece, so it makes it a really nice layering option, so you can easily slide your sleeves into another jacket or if you just want some extra palm and back of the hand protection you have got that there with those thumb holes. So really nice features in play with the hooded Indie.
The fit of this piece is a semi fit garment. So, again, it is meant to be a base layer. It is going to be form fitting. I have a medium on here and it is pretty snug. Might want to size up a little bit depending on what your activity is, but, again, snug fitting piece. It is meant to be athletic, so keep that in mind when sizing the Hooded Indie.
And there you have it. It is the Ibex Men’s Hooded Indie, an excellent base or mid layer option made with natural Merino wool that is going to be great no matter what the activity.