Shak FZ Hoody

# 620A | Men's


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Men's Shak Full Zip Hoody

Tech Specs +

 Semi-Fit Fit Guide
Wool Gauge:
 21 micron
Fabric Gram Weight:
 380 g/m2
Garment Weight:
Fiber Content:
 100% Merino Wool
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 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.

It Starts With Free Range New Zealand Merino Sheep
It Starts With Free Range New Zealand Merino Sheep
Understanding the Micron
Understanding the Micron

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.

Q&A and Reviews

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Why did you choose this?
Ibex Outdoor Clothing Store
Shak. Hood. Full zip. pocket.
Clay Ewing on Nov 28, 2015
I like the way it looks on the model- hoping my husband will liek it too
Justina P on Nov 18, 2015
Shak. Hood. Full zip. pocket.
Clay Ewing on Nov 28, 2015
looks super versatile
Guest S on Nov 19, 2015
I like the way it looks on the model- hoping my husband will liek it too
Justina P on Nov 18, 2015
Second one purchased , most versatile garment ever.
Daniel Z on Nov 15, 2015
reviews and need to buy early for xmas presents for husband
Guest S on Oct 28, 2015
On sale, has hood, quality product
Guest S on Oct 28, 2015
i have another one, love it. fits my shape, looks good, keeps me comfy, great layering for skiing, biking, no stank...well made
john w on Oct 27, 2015
My husband wanted a nice base layer for winter.
Guest S on Oct 27, 2015
the reviews were good. I wanted a heavier merino sweater for cold cold winter, and it happened to be about 40 percent off! time to put Ibex to the test.
Corey F on Oct 27, 2015
needed a good hoodie
plus I like to ruck outside, so this helps in cold
Ivan M on Oct 27, 2015
great price on my dream jacket,
jeremiah p on Oct 27, 2015
like the jura and shak fits in XL sizes ... wear well ... wash well ... go-to items for layering or light cold in NE winters ... cool look!
Gene Q on Oct 27, 2015
Great versatile piece of gear.
Arnold S on Oct 27, 2015
this is my husband's favorite mid layer for winter - not too thick, but warm and fairly breathable.
mtn wanderer on Oct 27, 2015
looks like perfect weight for x/c skiing
Guest S on Oct 27, 2015
Good style and its Ibex.
John R on Oct 27, 2015
Needed a wool mid-layer for East Coast skiing.
Guest S on Oct 27, 2015
Travel Internationally and like lightweight gear for when cool to layer.
Guest S on Oct 27, 2015
best wool jacket ever-no kidding. Love this, warm, good fitting jacket.
Riley H on Oct 20, 2015
Look for this item on sale for some time. It will be a 'go to' item for my outdoors activities.
Paul G on Oct 15, 2015
This Shak is an excellent garment for riding my bicycle in the winter time. I have one that is five years old and is just starting to show a little wear even though I wear it nearly every day from November thru March. I recently purchased another Shak full zip hoody. I have 5 other Shak products including two vests and three other long sleeve pullovers.
Leroy G on Oct 15, 2015
Keep wife warm
G H on Oct 14, 2015
bike tour
jeff i on Oct 11, 2015
Diane H on Oct 7, 2015
Looking for a heavier weight hoody. I wear lots of Ibex so I already know the quality and fit will be perfect
Dan G on Oct 5, 2015
looks super versatile
Guest S on Nov 19, 2015
Second one purchased , most versatile garment ever.
Daniel Z on Nov 15, 2015
Size recommendation. My shak vest is XL and all my ibex t shirts are L. What do you recommend fior the shak hoodie?
John R on Oct 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Our shak hoodies are a semi-fit. If you want a looser fit, I recommend ordering a size larger. Thank you.
is this item discontinued ? I had one in my cart and wanted to buy it today but now it has been removed .
Michael O on Oct 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello yes the Shak FZ Hoody has been sold out and is discontinued. What seems to of happen is while it was in your cart someone else got it in their cart as well and checked out before you. If we get one returned it will be restocked and put back on the website. Thanks.
Does this have a 2 way zipper? ( opens from bottom and top?)
A shopper on Oct 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello the Shak FZ Hoody is a one way zip. That is top to bottom. Thank you for your question.
4.6 / 5.0
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The Best!
This a great layer for cool to cold weather almost year round mountain biking! With a thick soft shell for cold, with a thinner soft shell for cool and probably alone in a mild, non summer morning. The hood comes far over to cover the forehead. I wish the front came further up to cover the chin, but I got a merino wool neck gaiter to do that. Oh! the sleeves with the thumb holes are wonderful. At
March 6, 2012
Inaccurate color. Love my blues but was slightly disappointed after receiving this product as the actual color is way off.
October 9, 2015
One great shak deserves another.
Many years ago I purchased a shak and loved it - and then it left me for parts unknown. I bought another one, this time the full-zip, and after nordic skiing with it on last year I think it is the best all-around garment Ibex makes. The thumb-loops keep the sleeve over the back of the hand, which keeps the fingers warm. The zipper can be closed fully to keep the neck warm, and opened a bit to v
December 13, 2010
Best Piece of Clothing I Own. Bomber
I wore this garment everyday while guiding in Alaska this past season. I took advantage of the thumb holes to protect the back of my hands from the sun which led to some distress at the end of the sleeves but not nearly as much damage as you would expect from treating the sleeves like a pair of sun gloves. Furthermore, the hood is like armor protecting your neck and ears from the sun, wind, weath
December 6, 2011
The Shack Hoody is nearly the perfect piece of clothing. To start with the one minor flaw, I fall between a medium and large, so deciding to go with a slimmer fit or baggier fit was a tough decision. I decided to size down so that this piece would layer better, and made the right decision. Although perhaps a bit short in torso length and tight in the chest, this is still my go to piece now for jus
February 13, 2011
Go to Hoody
I was supremely excited to see this was offered in XXL. Life is a series of disappointments as many promising items aren't offered in my size. This single piece has/will serve many uses for some time. Built with typical Ibex quality, it is functional and its appearance doesn't scream hiker/biker/skier. It is what I would consider medium weight material, but feels light when on. The fit is jus
October 6, 2009
My new go to piece
I haven't taken it off since it arrived in the mail
November 21, 2015
1 month ago
great fit, weight, style and color
great fit, fabric weight is great for base layer or wearing around the city, full zip style is a favorite and glad to have a wool hoodie in a brighter color.
November 21, 2015
1 month ago
Great piece don't know why they discontinued it
This is a great, functional piece which has a sleek enough profile that it doesn't look out of place as casual wear.
Ibex's catalog seems to be moving further and further away from athletic/outdoor/technical pieces and more towards fashion statements. This a pity.

My 2 fz hoodies were both bought during this close out sale. They are a nice medium to heavy weight but form fitting enough to not seem bulky. They have slightly long arms, with thumb holes so the arms don't get bunched up when I wear something over them. The hood on the fz hoody is in no way fashionable, unless you are spending time with folks who like wetsuit hoods but wow does this style of hood work!! It fits great under helmets and keeps my head and ears as warm as a wool hat.
November 21, 2015
1 week ago
Near perfect garment
I don't know why everyone doesn't have one of these. Great fit, look, high quality fabric make it the perfect garment for chilly days, or padding around the house. A couple side pockets would be nice but I realize that ups the price. This will become your favorite if you buy it.
November 23, 2015
1 month ago