Posted on : 03-30-2008 | By : Andy | In : fun, pop culture
Tags: athletic clothing, ibex, merino wool, shak jersey
So whoever said that ibex clothing is the best ever….wasn’t kidding. I love my Shak Jersey. The cloth has a super-durable feel to it, it’s comfy through an incredible range of temperatures, and it just doesn’t stink.
That’s right. I decided to give it a rugged field test: my Shak showed up Tuesday afternoon, and I put it on. I’ve worn it every day since, including through 1/2 hour of moderate basketball.
And, despite the sweating while playing basketball, and despite the fact that I haven’t been wearing an undershirt with this thing, it still doesn’t stink. Amazing!
The wool is a little bit more “coarse” than say a cotton or fleece shirt, but I kind of like it. At any rate, it’s not itchy, and despite being recommended as a mid-layer it functions fine with nothing underneath. It breathes well, is well-made, looks great, and due to its merino wool construction, is naturally anti-bacterial (hence the no smell).
So I’m going to keep wearing it until it starts stinking. How long will that be?
Bottom Line: If you’re looking to buy an ibex Shak Jersey, it really is as sweet as they say. Get one already!
UPDATE: after 11 days, it was still smelling great! But the sun came out and I wanted to wear a T-shirt, so I took it off. Then I washed it, so next time I need a shirt for two weeks in a row it’s all ready to go. Honestly now though…it’s my favorite shirt by far, and I wear it a LOT. Ibex is some sweet stuff!