Quite possibly, the world's most versatile piece of clothing, the Shak vest is form fit with 21 micron New Zealand Merino wool fabric signature to the Shak line. Trip after trip, you'll find yourself reaching for this cozy layer, this instant warmth-without-bulk classic.
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Full front zip w/ locking zipper pull
Zippered stash pocket
Dense ponte knit 21 micron 100% Zque™
New Zealand Merino wool 390 g/m2 Garment Weight (oz): 12.16
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 weave is square and dense, creating a rugged yet soft knit 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.
Fiber Source: UruguayWhere the fibers of this fabric are sourced.
Fabric Source: New ZealandWhere the fibers are knit or woven into this fabric.
Garment Source:United StatesWhere the fabric is assembled into this garment.
I think I get it. The pocket on the side, the range-of-use. After a well thought out mis-start, I also think Ibex got it, too.
I was one of no doubt many who fell in love with the versatility, the durability, the outright comfort of the Shak Jersey, and lobbied Ibex to make a vest version. Their first attempt�the Kilometer�was not well received. I liked mine as a mid-layer for hiking/back
Just in time for fall. This vest has moved to the top of the do everything list. The shak material is light enough to comfortably layer under a jacket for the ride to work and strikes a great balance between added warmth and breathability to keep you from overheating. No need to take it off once at work, it is casual/ stylish enough to wear the rest of the day. I am looking forward to using backco
This vest is incredibly lightweight and slim, I feel very comfortable wearing it. As described, it does a great job on keeping warm. Besides, I love its simple and clean design, it match a variety types of clothes.
This is a great piece. I have it in red--it's just on the edge of too loud, but it's extremely well fitted (I have the medium, I'm 5'10" 155 lbs), and I wear it with office wear and it's very very sharp. I have strongly considered a second one in another color because of it's look and versatility. One of my favorites of my several Shaks.
This is one of the best pieces I have ever owned. Works well for everything: cool/cold weather MTB, climbing, skitouring, nordic skiing, beer drinking, sleeping under a tree, even under the trenchcoat if you have to spend a cold day in the city.
I have many Shak jackets - I love the snug fit (148lbs, 5'11", I wear a size S). The Shak vest is perfect over a t-shirt or dress shirt on the bike commute in. The side zipped pocket is perfectly positioned and holds a Blackberry very snugly. Please IBEX, make these in more colors!
After a few winters of sweating it out beneath even the thinnest of nylon/poly wind layers I decided to hunt for a lightweight, dense-knit wool vest to replace the windproof layer. After a couple of commutes in 20-25F temps I am happy to say the Shak Vest is everything I was looking for in an outer layer to cover a base and one-two LS jerseys. The fit is perfectly snug, the collar is high enough f
This vest gets used probably ever other day. It's soft, looks sharp, AND it's functional. My only gripe would be that it's maybe a little too short in length. I wear a medium, it fits well in the chest, but I don't like having a shirt billowing out from the bottom. The large wouldn't fit snugly enough to keep me warm. I'll just keep wearing skinny guy shirts and avoid bulky sweaters under this ves
So you know that wool is king and that the Shak is legendary. If I can add anything to the other reviews it's this: Low Profile. This vest is really warm for the weight, yet low pro enough to layer under a softshell or a hoodie. I only take this thing off to sleep.
I'm tall and skinny (6'3" 175#) and right between M & L. I got a L in this and I'm glad I did. It's pretty fitted (which is awe