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!
Winter Season with American
Flatbread, 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!