Hooded Indie

# 655 | Women's
All-season Merino jersey half-zip hoody

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  • All-season Merino jersey half-zip hoody


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Versatile Comfort

An Ibex classic, there's a reason the Hooded Indie has been around for so many seasons. The keystone of any layering system, this top works well solo or with partners. 100% Merino wool top regulates moisture during high aerobic activities, keeps you warm when wet, and is guaranteed to last for seasons for adventures.

Tech Specs +

 Semi-Fit Fit Guide
Wool Gauge:
 18.5 micron
Fabric Gram Weight:
 195 g/m2
Garment Weight:
 8.8 oz
Fiber Content:
 100% Merino Wool
Fiber Source:
 New Zealand
Fabric Source:
Garment Source:

Wool Type +


Finely tuned 18.5 micron New Zealand Merino at 195g/m2. We designed this fabric from the need of a weight in-between our Woolies at 150g/m2 and our Zepher at 230g/m2. The weight of the fabric resembles that of a high quality t-shirt. It works well worn next to skin as a baselayer or on it\u0027s own.

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 info@ibex.com for specific garment measurements.

Q&A and Reviews

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Why did you choose this?
Ibex Outdoor Clothing Store
I have the pink one and love it. Replacing my Smartwool mock sweaters with this one.
Krista B on Feb 8, 2016
I need a solid wool layer for windy mountain adventures.
Elizabeth W on Feb 7, 2016
I have the pink one and love it. Replacing my Smartwool mock sweaters with this one.
Krista B on Feb 8, 2016
love the color, wanted something for running with a hood.
Anne T on Feb 7, 2016
I need a solid wool layer for windy mountain adventures.
Elizabeth W on Feb 7, 2016
for running and Nordic skiing, is well made so is working for casual wear too. I bought a medium, 5'6", 127#
Ann F on Feb 7, 2016
To replace my one that is 10 years old now.
Erin F on Feb 7, 2016
to keep my core warm for spring biking
Jen outdoors on Feb 6, 2016
I keep reading on blogs that this is a favorite! I'm excited to try it.
Lorraine G on Feb 6, 2016
Because I'm addicted to Ibex hoodies.
Green Girl H on Feb 5, 2016
Thumb loops, versatile hood, and midweight wool. Perfect for Nordic skiing.
Richard H on Feb 3, 2016
light weight
martha k on Feb 3, 2016
Love the 3/4 zip wool tops. This is a great top and wear it all the time.
amy p on Feb 3, 2016
liked color and layering ability
tawnya k on Feb 2, 2016
Slightly heavier wool with a hood. Great over a thin against the skin layer, or alone.
Marsha F on Feb 2, 2016
wife likes these thin merino wool layers
Michael H on Feb 2, 2016
I love merino wool, and quarter-zips make good hiking base layers.
charlotte g on Jan 30, 2016
I feel that I will get a lot of wear out of it
Anastasia N on Jan 30, 2016
warm, soft, itch free. just ordered another!
Guest S on Jan 27, 2016
Lightweight versatile base layer
Karen R on Jan 26, 2016
recipient's choice
John P on Jan 26, 2016
Great reviews and love Ibex, needed a new baselayer
Abigail H on Jan 24, 2016
Have others and love them. Needed a blue for some of my breeches. Would love this in a medium weight!
Kathy C on Jan 21, 2016
This will be a great base layer for cold days. The hood is useful when it's windy.
Delynn C on Jan 20, 2016
I own a black one that I love and when I saw the sale, I couldn't pass up two other colors! The thumb holes are a great touch!
Joelle B on Jan 20, 2016
Wool and hood... have been pleased with Ibex products in the past PLUS item was on sale;)
diane c on Jan 19, 2016
I'm outside & active in the cold weather and like to layer to keep warm. The reviews were wonderful.
adele b on Jan 19, 2016
Great base layer to keep you warm & dry while being active outside during the cold winter temps!!
Mary T on Jan 19, 2016
looks warm and cozy- if anything like precious purchases I'v received, it will be of top quality!
mindy H on Jan 19, 2016
I have 2 of these hoodies and I love them (gold and light blue). I not only work out in them, but travel in them as well. Comfy and excellent quality. I don't think you can wear them out!
Angela L on Jan 18, 2016
light weight merino wool and nice style
Evelyn E on Jan 18, 2016
To keep warm while running. Love Ibex tops and tights for winter running. Great quality, good fit.
Susan M on Jan 18, 2016
Birthday present for my wife, who loves warm clothing with hoods! She's wanted Ibex clothing for a while
Guest S on Jan 18, 2016
Heading to Yellowstone National Park in February and the hood should work well when the temperature drops below zero
Connie L on Jan 17, 2016
I have a grey one and I love it. Now it's on sale so I decided to buy another
Margaret R on Jan 17, 2016
gift for my daughter
David D on Jan 17, 2016
Love your product! Birthday gift for a friend that lives in Vermont that also loves your product
Guest S on Jan 17, 2016
Great SALE & I read the reviews.
Guest S on Jan 17, 2016
for working out in the rain or snow
Olivia R on Jan 16, 2016
I have the indie crew and i LOVE it!!!! My only disappointment was that this top is 1 1/2 inch shorter in the length of the body than the indie crew;-( and I am tall and long torsoed so HOPEFULLY it will be long enough to tuck in comfortably
kane c on Jan 16, 2016
Add to my existing Ibex clothing, seems like a good all around top.
Charlotte C on Jan 16, 2016
styling. love the modern hood and fit.
Debra B on Jan 16, 2016
I'd hoped this would be the same weight as the shak. It's very light weight, so I can't figure out what layer to where it as. Ok price when on sale. Beautiful
Louise B on Jan 16, 2016
Have known others with this shirt who love it and wear it often. Thanks to this good sale, I'm looking forward to having my own. Colors are great.
Sarah K on Jan 16, 2016
Bought this as a birthday gift for my sister because she runs a lot.
Guest S on Jan 16, 2016
It's a great lightweight hoodie for running. Love this year's colors.
Amy M on Jan 15, 2016
Have two already and love them!
Amanda D on Jan 13, 2016
I love all of my Ibex products. I spend a lot of time outdoors, and this will be one of my layering items.
Ruth M on Jan 9, 2016
Same as the w's Woolies Bottoms!
R.J. H on Jan 8, 2016
This is a great piece for most any winter activity..... going skiing. to the barn, or out on the town. The hood and the zipper make it a more versatile top.
susan c on Dec 30, 2015
My wife has half a dozen of these and wants more - pretty well sums it up.
David J on Dec 30, 2015
This is my 4th Ibex Indie and it holds up well to many washes, hot sun and cold. I used one hoodie hiking the PCT, wearing it everyday. I am 5'4 and 134 and a M fits fine.
Cynthia F on Dec 28, 2015
love the color, wanted something for running with a hood.
Anne T on Feb 7, 2016
for running and Nordic skiing, is well made so is working for casual wear too. I bought a medium, 5'6", 127#
Ann F on Feb 7, 2016
I wear a size small in the Juliet Zip Hoodie; should I also choose a small for this hoodie? I am 5'8 143 pounds. I am wearing this for running.
A shopper on Sep 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The hooded indie is one of my all-time favorites. It hangs pretty long, like mid to low hip. I am 5'7" 140 pounds and have both a small and s medium. What I love about the small is that the fit looks tidy for times I'd wear it for more than just exercising. The medium is more like a comfy, extra long and extra long sleeve look. More casual but perfect for layering. It's thin so, as a bottom layer, the length is awesome. I recommend one in each size honestly! Enjoy your new top, I think it's a wise purchase!
Is the azalea more pink or more red?
Madison teacher on Nov 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The azalea is a dark, bright pink. Very pretty but definitely more pink than red.
What is the sleeve length of the medium and the large?
Jenny P on Dec 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I ordered and received a small and the sleeve length was perfect for this hoody but in general I find I have to fold up the cuffs on the sleeves of the ibex jackets I order because they are a bit too long.
I am debating between the midnight and yukon sky colors - is the yukon sky see-thru?
Melissa T on Dec 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have the hooded indie in coffee and also a tealish green. It is an awesome article of clothing for sure.
The fabric is thin which makes it ideal for layering under just about anything at all, but color definitely comes through. I'm not familiar with what Yukon sky is, but if you are hoping for trustworthy coverage, I'd go with s darker color. It definitely looks great on its own, even for not sporty activities. You could always wear a tank top under it if you are really into the lighter color.
I totally recommend it though, in any color.
What is the total length from shoulder in size M and L ? I am tall (5'11) and am worried that is is too short...
Christine T on Aug 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'm also 5'11 and have long arms so i often order men's medium (instead of a women's large) when there is a similar item. Women's large is usually too bid in the stomach and has shorter length. The men's medium is longer, with longer arms and thinner in the body. Works perfectly for me.
How about making an indy hoody in a regular fit?
A shopper on Jan 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for the suggestion, we will pass it along to the design team.
do any of your half zip hoodies come in xl?
Rachel B on Jan 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes! The Woolies 3 which is an expedition weight base layer (but can also stand alone) and the Hooded Indie which is a light weight all season shirt.
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Is the Yukon sky a light purple or pink? I have the Trinity shirt in the same color and it looks more purple, but on the website this item looks more pink. Thanks in advance for the help with the color!
Amy B on Sep 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello I would say the Yukon Sky is more of a purplish pink. Thanks.
Is this top in the honeydew more green or more yellow? Can't tell--if it truly is the color of honeydew melon it will be awesome but on my monitor it looks more yellowish.
A shopper on Sep 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello the Honeydew is more green the yellow. The color on the website is a pretty good picture of the color. Thanks.
4.7 / 5.0
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Best christmas present ever!
I love this pullover! The sleeves are the perfect length, completely covers my hands. I layer it under jackets for work and play and never get too warm. It also very flattering on its own. I am 5'2 and 135lbs and the large feels custom fit.
January 5, 2013
Hate to put this in the wash...
I wear it running outside in Anchorage winter weather, it keeps me warm but allows me to breathe. I love it, this is my second shirt like this, the first was taken from me by my teenager, worn at every moment possible, then lost. I was so sad I bought 3 to replace it! 1 for him and 2 for me!
January 13, 2013
I LOVE my Indie hoodie
I have worn this hoodie everyday since I purchased it. I use it as my base layer and despite wearing it for 28-days straight on one trip it isn't wearing out where it rubs against my backpack straps. I love, love, love it. It's super comfortable against my skin and it doesn't smell as much as my polypro base layers after a long time sweating in it. Highly recommended.
December 26, 2011
Love it
I've loved the crew and 1/4-zip version of this but so nice to have the hood!
January 17, 2013
perfect fit!
This is extremely comfortable! It is very hard to find clothing in bright green for women. Please make more bright colors available!

The fabric is smooth and so far has held up to a few gentle washes. The areas around the zipper and thumbholes have two layers and seem well constructed.

I'm 5'4", about 165, and curvy (DD chest). The XL is a perfect fit. I've bought a second color.
June 10, 2014
Perfect Lightweight Baselayer
I use the hooded indie as my base layer in cold weather when I run early mornings in Boston. It cuts the wind but breathes well too. Maintains its shape and doesn't smell after one run. I also wear it out with jeans because it's sporty, attractive and surprisingly stylish for my favorite running shirt. I think I might get another one....
January 4, 2011
Love it
Warm, stylish, nice fit without being too tight. Perfect for cycling in fall, sometimes with a shell over it.
November 21, 2015
5 months ago
Esssential part of outdoor wardrobe
I have been looking for a specific type of wool baselayer for a while. I wanted one with thumb loops, quarter zip, and a hood. The Indie hoodie fits the bill perfectly. Not only is this pullover flattering enough to wear to work, it is incredibly functional and doesn't stink when I sweat. My only complaint (why I didn't give it 5 stars) is that I noticed a small tear near the thumb loop after wearing it a few times and some of the thread started to unravel. I hand sewed up the hole and it seems to be holding well.
May 1, 2015
10 months ago
Another Favorite from Ibex
This is my new favorite top from Ibex. It works great in the gym, on my bike and for a day out running errands. It is very flattering and feminine without being too girly. The color is gorgeous. Thanks Ibex, you rock!!
June 17, 2011
Most Favorite Ibex Top
This is perhaps my most favorite Ibex top, one I reach for often and love wearing. Please keep the new colors coming!
July 24, 2015
10 months ago