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#626 | Women's

Shak Vest

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The Ibex Promise
Sometimes a little warmth at the core goes a long way. The Shak Vest layers well for outdoor action or casual comfort. 21 micron Shak fabric is a versatile, natural base for a vest that will find a place in your rotation all year long.

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Tech Specs:

Signature dense Merino ponte vest

Full zip with locking zipper pull
Back length from top of shoulder=22 1/2" (size M)
5" zippered stash pocket at hip
Interior chin guard
21 Micron
380 g/m2
Garment Weight (oz): 9.76



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.

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Ibex Outdoor Clothing Store
have not tried shak vest so want to have the vest option in a neutral (easy-to-add-a-layer) color
Ruth W on Jun 30, 2015
Great style!
I N on Jun 3, 2015
have not tried shak vest so want to have the vest option in a neutral (easy-to-add-a-layer) color
Ruth W on Jun 30, 2015
sea salt color
martha k on Jun 11, 2015
Great style!
I N on Jun 3, 2015
A gift for me! Very versital and warm.
KD on May 29, 2015
Like to wear with my hoodie tops extra layering piece
Kim P on May 22, 2015
I saw it in a retail store when shopping for a birthday gift, but they were out of the size, so I ordered this online. It is really beautiful and a great break from boring old fleece.
Dennis O on May 14, 2015
Need a natural fiber layer to wear under flight suit. This also looks sharp enough to wear at the office.
Active Alaska G on May 12, 2015
I had one before and loved it. Unfortunately, I lost it traveling.
ann c on Apr 27, 2015
Have another one, wear it a lot.
Rosemary J on Apr 22, 2015
I love it. It fits perfectly and looks amazing.
Norma S on Apr 22, 2015
I have a Shak hoodie and I get a lot of use out of it. I'm hoping the vest has a similar fit.
Jennifer S on Apr 17, 2015
This vest had becoming tailoring and color, and my mother wears it as another layer of warmth.
elizabeth g on Apr 13, 2015
Great vest, perfect length, fabric and cut are very slimming. I can use it all year.
Karina E on Apr 10, 2015
This is a great vest with a flattering fit. I had one that was logo'd for where I used to work and would like a plain one
Anne B on Apr 9, 2015
sea salt color
martha k on Jun 11, 2015
A gift for me! Very versital and warm.
KD on May 29, 2015
How do I find the Shak Vest in that beautiful green? I see that it is not available through you guys
Jazmin E on May 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If it's the Bottle Green color you are looking for, we have XS and S in stock. It is located in the web specials section of the website:


If you need a different size, let us know and we can try to track one down.
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Women's Shak Vest
I rotate wearing my Shak vests almost every day as an essential layer in late fall and winter. They are wonderfully warm, but also ventable with the zipper. The colors are beautiful and go well with lots of other colors for under layers. The zipper on a vest I purchased this year was very difficult to start so I sent that vest back. The replacement vest's zipper was much better, but still not as
January 2, 2014
Absolutely Love It
Perfect for layering. Lightweight and comfortable. I wear it with my Ibex pants. If it gets colder I switch to their heavier weight vest.
December 6, 2012
Simple perfection
This vest is one of my favorite garments. It goes from distance bike rides to hiking to dinner. Equally perfect with athletic bottoms to dress pants to skirts. The fit is super flattering and the fit is spot on.
In an effort to simplify my wardrobe and my life, the shak vest is an essential.
October 5, 2010
Love this vest
Nice change from fleece or down vests; you may want to size up if you plan to wear bulky layers underneath
November 14, 2010
Love it.
Got my vest last week and its great. I am in the process of buying more with this present sale. It is form fitting (but not too much), so go up a size if you like things a slightly baggy or if you are large breasted (me, not.) I use it working with horses and its just great. In the CA winter it is the middle layer between a polo shirt and an outer jacket or anorak. And I confidently take the jacke
December 12, 2011
I love my vest! I wear it to work or dress it up with a scarf and wear it out. When traveling, it doesn't wrinkle and I just change the color of the turtle neck and scarf to make less clothes to pack.
April 25, 2015
4 months ago
Great basic
This vest is wonderful, warm, looks good, leaves your arms free, great cut. Washes well. I wear it or take it for hiking and skiing year round.
April 26, 2015
5 months ago
I want it in every color!
Wore it skiing, and out to dinner! Perfect for both.
December 27, 2010
This is an awesome vest!
I bought this during an after Christmas sale and am so pleased with it. It's a great layer with a little bit of stretch. Love it -- I use it as a mid-layer for winter running, hiking, and snowshoeing.
January 17, 2012
Vested interest in this vest
I bought this along with the Izzi skirt so I could use the two pieces as an ensemble. It's fantastic. I can also see myself using it as a layering piece for spring outdoor activities. Love it!
November 30, 2010