Shak Freestar

# 628 | Women's



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We’re committed to uncompromising craftsmanship and to your satisfaction. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, return your purchase within 60 days with proof of purchase to receive an exchange, repair, or refund. It's our promise.

The Shak Freestar is technically loaded without compromising versatility. Built with the same 21 micron New Zeland Merino wool, the Shak Freestar is cut to allow for a full range of motion, fits well under a shell for climbing, cycling and skiing and adds in thumbholes for a secure fit no matter what you take on. Yeah it looks great, just don’t call the Freestar “fashionable,” it demands more than that.

Tech Specs +

  Fit Guide
Wool Gauge:
Fabric Gram Weight:
Garment Weight:
 14.4 oz
Fiber Content:
Fiber Source:
 New Zealand
Fabric Source:
 New Zealand
Garment Source:
 United States

Wool Type +


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.

Size & Fit Guide Expand +

How Do I Determine My Size?

We recommend a general body measurement guide to determine your size in Ibex clothing. This sizing chart is not garment specific, but in fact a body measurement chart. Here are some helpful hints when measuring:

Bust/Chest: relax arms at sides, keeping the tape parallel to the floor, measure the fullest part of your bust/chest
Waist: keeping the measuring tape comfortably loose, measure around your natural waistline
Hips: standing with heels together, keep the tape straight and parallel to the floor, measure around the fullest part of hips
Sleeve Length: a 3-point measurement, standing with arms relaxed and slightly bent at sides, measure from the base of the neck to the shoulder and then from the shoulder to the wrist bone, add together measurements
Form-fit: garment designed to fit snug to the body throughout
Semi-fit: garment will be contoured to the body
Regular-fit: garment will not be slim, but also not oversized
Relaxed-fit: garment drapes loosely on body

Still need help determining your size? Call 800.773.9647 or email us at for specific garment measurements.

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i love my freestar!
sizing in ibex tends to run small-but then again, i layer.order a size up if you plan on layering.the colors are awesome-i bought last years color,a warm green, and i love it
December 16, 2009
Absolutely love this for winter running. Collar adds protection; full zip ventilation. The sleeves with thumbholes give enough protection to forego gloves, except on frigid days (when I add the lightweight merino liners). I wear it with a woolies underneath. Love the fit. I'm 5' 3", lean, but with pretty broad shoulders and the XS fits great. I bought the black/grey and it is gorgeous! I ha
February 14, 2010
Great for everyday
I absolutely love this jacket ! I would buy one in every color if they would suit me ... unfortunately not. I work, play and relax in this jacket and highly recommend it. The fit is very flattering!!!!
December 28, 2009
Beautiful work
The Freestar features an athletic fit and is great for cold weather cycling, running, climbing, x-country skiing and similar vigorous outdoor activities. For cycling, I wear this over a baselayer. Back pockets would have been a great addition to this piece for cycling. Because of its slim, athletic fit, I would not wear this to work or when trying to look dressy. The workmanship, fabric, stitchin
December 5, 2013
Exactly what I wanted
This was the Christmas gift I had most wanted to receive! I've already worn it traveling, lounging around the house (including all Christmas morning), running in 20 degree temperatures, walking to the store (in the same kind of cold) and roller skating with my daughter. It is warm, fits well and looks incredibly flattering. One comment... I got the Royal Purple/Snow color combo. The Snow is n
January 9, 2010
My new favorite!
Have just returned from a ski trip where I wore this every day - other sweaters didn't even make it out of the suitcase! Fits very well - fitted enough to layer under a jacket, not so fitted that I can't layer two other Ibex pieces underneath (a long sleeve T and my Zepher, another favorite) - I like to be warm! Length is perfect, t-neck is perfect, design is great, thumb loops rock! If it came in
February 22, 2009
Sleep wear
Fell asleep with it a few times. I had a base layer on, but this layer was in contact with my neck and wrist. It's that comfortable.
November 8, 2012
Should always be available!
I have two other similar pieces, both of which I love. I sized up for a slightly more relaxed fit, gaining some sleeve length which is really nice with my long arms. A great item for the shoulder seasons, and I wear it often for early-morning rows in the summer. Great as a light-weight sweater or jacket. I really like the older version of this item that is slightly softer, lighter-weight, and
November 8, 2012
Perfect mid layer
This shak is my go to top for cold weather sport mid layer and mild weather sport top layer - no better running top for wicking and temperature regulation. perfect mid layer for skiing, ice climbing. Great for back country as it doesnt retain odor over consecutive days of use, unlike artificial fibers.
Fit is great, colors bright, washes well. favorite item.
December 5, 2013
Upon receiving pictures of my wife from Spain where she was visiting her son showing her in her Shak Freestar and the email announcing Ibex's sale, buying her another for her returning home gift was a "no-brainer". Perfect for cool and or wet weather, under a shell, or just around the house or out for casual dinners, etc. And, assembled in the USofA...
November 8, 2012