“I can wear this when investors come to the farm. I can wear this to work in the field.” We’ve heard all types of accolades about the Shak, but none ring more profoundly than its ability to dress up and dress down as needed. 21 micron Merino wool is perfect for active winter comfort, the ponte knit looks handsome even after a full day outside.
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Signature dense Merino ponte jersey
11" zip neck with locking zipper pull Back length from top of shoulder=30 1/4" (size L) Flatlock seams Raglan sleeves 21 Micron 380 g/m2 Garment Weight (oz): 17.76
We start with the best New Zealand Merino wool to make a range of insulative yet breathable midlayers that outdoor enthusiasts swear by. This exclusive knit is square and dense, creating a rugged yet soft fabric with inherent stretch and long-wearing durability. Our Shak fabric is best used as a midlayer but is soft enough to wear as an expedition-weight baselayer and substantial enough to be used as an outerlayer in some conditions. No matter how you wear it, the performance is unbeatable. Machine washable. 100% Merino Wool
Fiber Source: New ZealandWhere the fibers of this fabric are sourced.
Fabric Source: VietnamWhere the fibers are knit or woven into this fabric.
Garment Source:United StatesWhere the fabric is assembled into this garment.
It's no surprise that this is the big favorite in the Ibex line...the fabric weight is perfect for sweater or jacket uses...zip the collar up and you're warm, zip it all the way down and you vent to cool...the cut and colors are very stylish in almost any setting. I'll be wearing the Shaq for many years to come...on an everyday basis.
The Ibex Wool Shak: It does it all. I love mine (and I have 3) and have worn them from riding a plane to cycling in the Tetons.
I have yet to rip one no matter what I do. Probably the single best piece of clothing I've got. I've not tried their new Shak Sport but that's my next purchase - maybe I'll wait until their sale but probably not!! Get one...(or two) if you can.
Love the men's Shak Jersey! I'm female, 5'3", 115 lb, long torso, wide shoulders. I depend on wool clothes in winter because I get cold easily. The Shak fabric is my favorite merino -- the weave is warm, dense, smooth, durable, washes well and pills way less than other merino, and has a tiny bit of stretch to it. The reason I wear the men's Shak is because Ibex's women's tops are cut extremely sho
After getting one as a gift, I've gone on to collect four, worn day-in-day-out whenever it's cool or cold, often with ibex tee or woolies underneath, sometimes with a canvas shirt on top for a crisp look; ibex jacket if it's truly frigid out. What amazes me is how I can be comfortable both indoors and out with the shak. If an indoor space is *overheated* then I take it off, but otherwise it stays
Every day I ride to and from work. I stepped out the door the other day knowing that the weather had taken a turn for the cooler over night.
Perfect opportunity to try out my new Shak top I thought. It turned out to be only 40 degrees and I was wearing only my new Ibex Shak top. (OK, I was wearing cycling shorts and my new Ibex knee warmers too.) I thought I would be too cold, but it turned out t
Don't be frugal and buy less of a top. This is the one you want. You will wear it time and again. It is incredibly comfortable. It always feels like it was made specifically for whatever it is I am doing, even when I am taking a break. It's quality craftsmanship, great fit and stylish design may even change your mediocre energy into pure enthusiasm. I am back this season looking for more colors be
I own three of these babies...it's a great addition to my outdoor clothes. It's a MUST for hiking and mountain biking in cooler weather. After trying "Merino Shak" nothing comes even close (forget fleece, dude!). Keep it up IBEX!!
The Shak Jersey is truly a great piece of clothing. I have worn mine for 3+ years now and it still looks like it did when it arrived. My wife throws it in the dryer regularly after washing (against my protests, when I'm not looking) and it still looks great and has not shrunk. Comfortable, soft, seems to adjust to the temperature, and wears like iron. It's a little longer in the back than in the f
This is a outstanding garmet. It preforms well across a range of climate conditions and rarely needs washed. Intially I had some problems with pilling, but Ibex quickly replaced my problem Shak with a new one and I have had no such problems since. One year strong!.
It's hard to have only one! I use them for hiking, snowshoeing, and most anywhere around home or town. The fit is perfect for me although it can be a bit itchy. I like to wear a lightweight short-sleeve T-shirt under it. It is hard to go wrong with this product!
I own a lot of wool stuff for cycling and XC skiing, but the Shak is the best top, bar none. It's a perfect weight for transitional conditions, layers easily, wears like iron, and is cut perfectly (Ibex sleeves are the best). No superfluous pockets or gadgets. It's unimproveable.
Update: My Shak Jersey is eight years old. It's been on bike rides, alpine hikes, desert hikes, mountain-to-desert-to-mountain backpacking forays, worn one day and up to a week straight. Sunny, windy and 20-degrees under a pack; in temps climbing to 70 as I slogged through ankle-deep pulverized volcanic rock; and as a base layer this past week x-country skiing in 15 degrees and 45mph winds, and t
I now own 3 Shak's having purchased additional ones each year, just different colors. This shirt/sweater just does so much, great for fall hikes or bicycling, if blocks some of the wind, but breathes so well that I don't get overheated. In winter, this is my go-to piece for xc-skiing or snowshoeing, worn over an Ibex Outback or Woolies, I'm warm and comfortable. The great thing is after a long win
I primarily get around by riding; also ride for fun. So I'm always looking for gear that serves multiple functions. I thought the Shak would be too heavy; it's just right. I own the Ibex t-shirt and a lighter longsleeve partial zip, and can saw that this thing is just like the others -- excellent quality. I wish I had a full zip version but that is more a stocking choice of the retailer, Ibex m
I own three black Shaks. I wear them probably 5x a week. To work, out for dinner, working in the yard, playing golf in spring and fall, biking, everywhere. I travel a bunch and this thing is great in lieu of a blazer. Wad it up, stuff it in your backpack, it still looks great. I'm thinking I need some new colors, then I can wear it 7x a week.
I'm a converted Pendleton man; I always wanted a wool pullover that wears like iron, and the Shak is it. It's an amazingly versatile, comfortable and durable top; the fabric is tremendously tough and supple and keeps me comfortable over a wide temperature range. I've always valued not only the technical assets of wool, but its unique aesthetic value, as well. I get it all in one item - way cool!
My first IBEX was a Scout. It was too itchy for me without a long-sleeved base layer. The Shak is perfect. Yes, the sleeves are long, as the reviews state that all IBEX garments seem to be, but long is better than short and if it shrinks, I've got some leeway. I love it. I haven't washed it yet, but don't expect problems.
I love my shak hoody and wanted something sans-hood. The jersey is perfect!
On the sizing... I should be a small, but I go with the medium on the shaks to get the longer sleeves and torso. The medium actually fits just right. Aside from the colors go, they look better online than they do in real life. I have purchased a Putty and a Deep Ocean. I'd classify the Putty closer to Khaki.
There is no better shirt/sweater for ski touring and hiking in cool to cold weather. I like to wear the shak with a poly base layer or even a poly t-shirt, long sleeve and then the shak over it depending on temp and activity. The nonbulky fit combined with superior breathability and warmth makes this my absolute favorite piece even as an outter layer in temps in the 20s. I've found it sheds light
I own a half dozen in different colors and there is rarely a day I don't wear one; they have a wonderfully firm, soft, durable feel and they are comfortable across a wide range of tempertures, which is good for a profuse sweater like me. Simply stylish, mondo practical, tough as nails and ten times more good looking. Far and away the best wool top I've ever found, and I have looked far and wide. E
I wear my Shaks all the time. Cool mornings in summer to ripping powder in the winter. This top is always with me. It feels good, washes easily, and doesn't stink. I, personally, can't imagine my life without a Shak.
This is the perfect size for a tall 6' woman. It has longer sleeves than Woman's sizes which make this product awesome! I love the half zip because of the easy pull over action and it looks smart too. I use this product everyday in the winter and shoulder seasons.
Love the Shak...best all-around IBEX garment. Very warm, excellent close to body fit, just the right body to the fabric. Only complaint: The Small is a bit tight in the neck when zipper is pulled all the way up to form a turtleneck, which is the most attractive way to wear the Shak. Also fabric is a bit itchy, really needs a n underlayer. I use a silk tee. Solves the problem weightlessly. Shak, li
How much do I like the Shak? I own three shak jerseys and two Shak full-zips and a Shak vest. I really have said good bye to polyester fleece and cotton sweatshirts since discovering this wonderful piece of gear. Any time I think about buying another mid-layer or sweatshirt, I ask myself 'does this accomplish something the Shak does not?' The answer is almost always no. I also ask 'Is my money
I love this shirt. I wear it all the time(with a t shirt, by it's self with a jacket.) The color(heather grey) is a bit darker than I expected but it looks realy good. You won't be able to wear more than a tshirt underneath so don't expect to wear it like a sweater but It breathes well enought that you can wear it even when it's warm out.
I own two full front zip Shaks with the chest zip. The range of comfortable range is unsurpassed. A main layer one day at -5 in the Tyrolean Alps, a main layer ocean sailing and racing at 55 degrees a few months later. The longer lower back is key to keeping the innards warm.
Going on six years with each, wash once a year, wear skiing, climbing, biking, sailing, sea kayaking - never smelly, never
Attending Hockey games and Basketball games, Ice fishing, Running in 0 degree weather, Biking, Office work etc. I believe you can do anything in a Shak, and most importantly, while doing so remain comfortable and odor free day after day after day. After purchasing my Shak Jerseys and Vest, my fleece garments rarely leave the closet!
I own two Shaks, and a couple of scouts and a couple of Zephers. I like the weight and feel of the Shaks best, and they appear to be holding up the best. The Scout for cycling is a little baggy, but the chest zipper is nice for my card pass and a debit card for snacks. The Zepher is thinner and better for warmer weather, but the seams are fraying. I wish they still made the cycling jacket, I've go
Living in the Adirondacks, this is a year-round staple of my wardrobe. It simply does not come off my back except for a wash. I am a fool for pullovers, and this is the best one I've found anywhere, period. I hope you folks offer this for years to come, as I'm sure I'll be buying more of them. Thanks for a great product!
My Shak is never far away from me. It's a perfect layer weight; just what you need to top off a light shirt on milder days or to wear under heavier garments to fight real cold. I wear it all year here in southern Wisconsin
It's durable and comfortable like the rugged cotton rugby jerseys I had back in the 70s, but vastly improved because it's merino; it's just as tough, but warmer.
I lived in the Shak for a two week primitive living course in Utah. That was probably the hardest possible treatment cloths could be given. Constructing debris shelters and sleeping in a pile of pine needles is a sure way to inflict damage, no surprise there, but what is surprising is that the various punctures (especially on the arms) have not unraveled any since then. I'm impressed.
I love this jersey. It's one of those magic garments. It fits beautifully, athletic but flattering fit. I'm 5'11" and weigh 150 lbs. and long limbed, the medium fits me perfectly. I commute by bike and wish I could wear this every day. It has a broad comfort / temperature range and can be layered to suit very cold temps. I'm a huge fan of wool and this is the best, most versatile single wool garme