Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ibex Outdoor Clothing

A few weeks ago I received an email from Julie, a PR Rep for Ibex Outdoor Clothing.  She emailed me about the Ibex clothing line, the new store opening on Newbury Street and the party the company is hosting.  In addition, she offered to send me a running outfit to review on the blog.  After checking out the website, I was ecstatic to test out the product.  I love winter running and I'm always looking for the perfect winter time outfit without having too many layers. (Even when it's cold out, I get hot easily and hate being too warm).
Ibex Outdoor Clothing is all about making outdoor clothing that has the right fabrics.  They really care about performance and comfort and how their products looks. They also make sustainable clothes.  Oh and, their line of clothes is made of wool.  They make premium merino wool and lifestyle apparel and I was so excited to run in the gear.

I was sent the Indie Crew shirt which is a baselayer that is pretty warm.  It doesn't look very warm but it is, actually I had to roll up my sleeves on the run.  This fabric hangs beautifully and features serious styling and attention to detail (their words, not mine, but super true!) I loved how fashionable the top is. It was super cute!

I was also sent the Energy Tight which I absolutely loved.  I loved the look of them but more importantly, they felt awesome. They are made of New Zealand Merino Wool but it also has Lycra and nylon.  And it really moved with you while you move. Because it's wool, it automatically regulates your temperature and manages moisture.  Honestly, I loved these pants.  They were so comfortable and perfect cold weather gear.  

Oh and I loved the side zipper.

I ran five miles in the gear on Friday morning.  I was desperate to run after eating my weight in food the day before.  The weather was about 37 and cloudy.  I felt strong but tired. I ran on lots of hills, and my hip flexor hurt on both sides but I finished in under 9 min pace.  (Did I mention that's my newest injury.. always has to be something with me!) Mile Splits: 8:50, 9:16, 8:57, 9:05, 8:51. The Ibex gear was really fabulous and I think it will be even better in colder weather. The pants were perfect- they stayed in place, they were comfortable and were super warm and cozy.  The shirt was really warm too and when I finished, you could barely tell I broke a sweat. I definitely recommend this gear to anyone who runs during the winter.  Boston can get really really cold.  Last year I ran in 8 degree weather and I know this gear will be perfect.

And now I have something for the locals...
If you live in the Boston area, Ibex would love for you to come out for their Winter Welcoming Party this Thursday. I'm going and I can't wait to see the new store!
WHAT: Après Ski Themed Party: Kick off the Winter Season with American
, Hot Toddies, and Woolies.

There will be a Raffle featuring a weekend's stay at a Vermont Resort and
$500 of Ibex gear.

WHY: House warming party to welcome our friends, new and old, to celebrate
the coming of Winter at our new home.

WHERE: 303 Newbury Street Boston, MA

WHEN: December 2, 5-9pm

Thanks Julie and Ibex for letting me try out the gear.  Cannot wait to celebrate with you on Thursday!


  1. These sound like great outdoor clothes. I like that they're a local company too! Thanks for letting me know about them. Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. Oooh this is a store I will have to check out when I am in Boston!

  3. Ooohh! Sounds like nice stuff and I love that they'll have a store in Boston. I am always searching for the perfect gear to make cold weather running a little less, well...cold!

  4. What a super cute outfit! It's always a challenge for me to find comfortable, warm winter running clothes that don't make me look like a snowman :)

  5. this sounds like a great company! you are the perfect person to try out their new gear. I have a dinner on the 2nd but maybe I can stop by before or after.....

  6. I RSVPed! So I will see you there, I am really gunning to win the Stowe pass :)

  7. Running in Boston in the winter is god awful - we need all the help we can get with gear. Did the pants have a zipped pocket. I find these are hard to come by but also really necessary!

  8. Those pants look so nice! The zipper on the bottom is so useful - pants with really wide legs do not make for comfortable running. I also can't stand being too hot when I'm running, even if it's really cold. I kind of want to buy those arm sleeves to keep my arms warm without overheating on top.

  9. Those clothes look great! I'm really going to try to make it to the party! Thanks for posting this!

  10. The clothes are so cute, they could almost (almost) convince me to run outside in the middle of winter. I so admire you!

  11. Okay you are absolutely adorable. Those clothes look sold me:)
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