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
Looking to add another layer to my ibex collection.
Heike A on Nov 27, 2015
I play platform tennis and cross-country ski throughout the winter and need to be warm!!
Carol M on Nov 22, 2015
Looking to add another layer to my ibex collection.
Heike A on Nov 27, 2015
ibex is amazing - holds up to everything
Guest S on Nov 23, 2015
I play platform tennis and cross-country ski throughout the winter and need to be warm!!
Carol M on Nov 22, 2015
Needed a good base/middle layer when out in the field.
Claire G on Nov 21, 2015
Looking for something warm for backpacking. I heard wool is the best. I hope so :)
Guest S on Nov 20, 2015
Perfect mid layer for skiing!
Melissa D on Nov 19, 2015
This will be my third Hooded Indie. Comfy, warm, looks great, fits well and functional.
Chachie on Nov 18, 2015
perfect to work with (indoor) and play outside!
Sarah D on Nov 18, 2015
Sassy Looking!
KIRSTEN M on Nov 18, 2015
I bought my daughter one last year and she loved it .
I dont know why I didnt receive the 10% promo code when I signed up this time. It never came to my email.
Can you fix this. thx.
jo g on Nov 14, 2015
because it's the most comfortable, and warm without being too warm over top that I use every day almost at work or outside.
Greer F on Nov 11, 2015
lightweight warmth
Rebecca G on Nov 3, 2015
I have two already and think they're great!
Guest S on Nov 1, 2015
Honestly I balked at the prices for a year, then tried a summer short sleeve and now think nothing else compares nor lasts so well.
Meredith L on Nov 1, 2015
I own this item and have worn it almost constantly for Winter running, climbing and snowshoeing. Time for a second one!
Guest S on Oct 28, 2015
When the hoodies are zipped none of the chill creeps down my neck to my core (this one being light weight enough to snug as one of my initial layers)...and the hood weighs little to nothing keeping warmth in with an easy slip off for escape when I want or need a quick cool down.
christy b on Oct 28, 2015
Perfect weight for cold weather running and nordic skiing.This will be my second Indie weight piece. Doesn't get stinky, breaths well and stays looking great.
Kelly F on Oct 27, 2015
Very soft wool, and the colors ( honeydew and yukon sky ) were so upbeat.
Elizabeth A on Oct 27, 2015
I own three indie hoodies and absolutely love them for everything year round. I wear them running, kayaking, skiing, going shopping. I love every one of my IBEX pieces!!
Thank you for making the best quality, functional clothing ever!
living large in AK
leah l on Oct 22, 2015
The ideal base layer to keep the chill out and maintain comfortable body temp - whether outdoors or in the office!
Kate T on Oct 16, 2015
Looks warm and cute. I think it will be nice to wear this winter either mtn.biking, hiking or snowshoeing. It also looks like it goes with the Chute Jacket.
Ruth S on Oct 15, 2015
I love wool for warmth, and wanted a lightweight layering piece. This has become a favorite.
Elise A on Oct 15, 2015
I love wearing Ibex. After seeing this article in the Ibex magazine, I wanted it. Then I read the reviews and determined i MUST have this item. Cannot wait to receive it!!!
Linda E on Oct 14, 2015
The guys at my shop love this one!
Liz J on Oct 10, 2015
gift for a femme-friend
David C on Oct 5, 2015
I heard about wool's amazing capabilities, and I wanted something to keep me warm while I ride my bike
Elizabeth N on Oct 5, 2015
Sporty, fun, & full of color! Love the fit!
MELISSA S on Oct 3, 2015
Have a woolie crew and loved it. This one is cute, but not as soft.
Theresa B on Oct 1, 2015
going on a bike and barge trip for 70plussers in France in October and want long sleeves
Nancy H on Sep 29, 2015
I buy these for my wife who rides to work every day--rain or shine. She loves wool and Ibex has some great deals.
Richard S on Sep 29, 2015
Very good sale!
Olga C on Sep 29, 2015
I like the idea of the hoodie- great for walking the dogs or running errands with a down vest over it. Light weight but warm.
Abbe E on Sep 27, 2015
I chose this because this style is perfect for cross-country skiing in AK.
Cara O on Sep 27, 2015
fall rowing in New ENgland! Need wool layers!
Guest S on Sep 27, 2015
It's a great light sweater for the fall and layers really well under warmer sweaters and coats.
Katherine M on Sep 25, 2015
I bought this for my daughter last winter and she loved it!
B E on Sep 24, 2015
Like the design and fabric.
Lynn W on Sep 24, 2015
Color and price including 15% off discount code sent to me
Joan S on Sep 24, 2015
I love this shirt and now have 5.
Maeve on Sep 23, 2015
Love the style
Jennifer R on Sep 22, 2015
I purchased this top as a base layer for a backpacking trip because it has thumb holes and a hoodie! AND it was on sale :)
Guest S on Sep 21, 2015
LOVE this article of clothing, this style was my first ever Ibex purchase over 10 years ago, I still have the original in black and it's in great shape! super warm and comfy!!
Guest S on Sep 21, 2015
Saw it on a friend when we were backpacking. She loved it...I loved it.
Colleen C on Sep 20, 2015
I love anything with thumb holes, and I have a gift card. :)
Hilary C on Sep 18, 2015
my wife will be cozy in this
thomas t on Sep 15, 2015
This is the best first layer for skiing. I wear the hood up under my helmet and it is a cozy fit!
jkskier on Sep 15, 2015
half price and cute! :)
katie s on Sep 14, 2015
Warm, durable & a bright color.
Michele R on Sep 13, 2015
my daughter is a runner. this is a birthday gift
Guest S on Sep 12, 2015
Good choice for extra layer when hiking in Alaska
Guest S on Sep 10, 2015
ibex is amazing - holds up to everything
Guest S on Nov 23, 2015
Needed a good base/middle layer when out in the field.
Claire G on Nov 21, 2015
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 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.
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.
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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
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
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
7 months ago
Great Layering Piece
The thing I like best about this piece is the weight. It is lightweight and warm. layers well with other shirt or sweaters. Would be great in the Spring and Fall as an outer layer. Always nice to have a hood.
January 2, 2014
Love it
Warm, stylish, nice fit without being too tight. Perfect for cycling in fall, sometimes with a shell over it.
November 21, 2015
3 months ago
A great warm layer piece for any activity.
I love to wear this piece on cool or cold days as a baselayer top or a layer underneath a softshell. It is a lot warmer than I expected it to be! I wore it during a long road trip with minimal showers, and it didn't smell weird at all after five days in a car. Great piece.

I am 5'3", 120lbs, and purchased the XS for a close-to-skin fit.
September 28, 2015
2 months ago
Love it for year-round warmth.
The fit is wonderful. The fabric is soft but not weak. I will wear this top all year-round. It goes great over a tank and under a winter jacket or vest. In the summer it will fold up small in my bag for chilly summer nights.
February 16, 2012