Shak Lite Hoody

# 1671 | Women's
100% USA-produced mid-weight Ponte hoody

  • 100% USA-produced mid-weight Ponte hoody


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This mid-weight, tailored hoody is a Jill-of-all-trades. Designed to fit under your favorite puffy or shell, the Shak Lite provides lightweight insulation without compromising style. Bonus: its versatile design and weight means it won't spend as much time sitting in your closet as it will covering your back.

Tech Specs +

 Semi-Fit Fit Guide
Wool Gauge:
 Shak Lite
Fabric Gram Weight:
Garment Weight:
 11.84 oz
Fiber Content:
Fiber Source:
 United States
Fabric Source:
 United States
Garment Source:
 United States

Wool Type +

Shak Lite:

Born from the love of our signature Shak fabric. We felt the need for a lighter piece that could be worn year round. The net is a 295gsm, USA grown rambouillet wool, medium weight (like a light sweater) textured knit fabric. At 21 micron, feels soft yet strong and has more natural give than the original Shak. No matter how you wear it, the performance is unbeatable. Machine washable. Field to Factory 100% USA sourced garment. 100% Merino Wool

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
Marie-Diane C on Oct 26, 2015
Great price, love the pink color.
joy l on Oct 3, 2015
Marie-Diane C on Oct 26, 2015
Loved the pink color! Great weight hoodie, fits well very comfortable and flattering.
Claire K on Oct 17, 2015
Great price, love the pink color.
joy l on Oct 3, 2015
I have a heavier version of this hoody that is starting to show some wear after having it for about a year (and wearing it a lot) so I thought it would be good to get another.
Sustainable Mic on Sep 24, 2015
The fit is perfect, especially for a woman over 60 whose body isn't perfect but who is still active and wants clothes that can help with that.
Dr. B on Sep 15, 2015
My red one and my chartreuse one are starting to wear out. Another one will give them a bit of a rest. I suspect that I will miss the zip pockets.
Catherine S on Sep 14, 2015
Wool provides warmth especially during cold, wet weather. I'm switching out most of my outdoor wear to wool vs. fleece.
Elena R on Sep 13, 2015
like wool and color
jane F on Aug 30, 2015
I want my wife to enjoy
Albert L on Aug 27, 2015
I love Ibex's products in general- bonus because it is made in the USA! Previously, I had actually worn holes in two old Ibex garments that I had bought around 2005, and that were literally used daily. Truth is, I still wear them (even with holes!) because the fabric and construction are fantastic! I have been disappointed to read that Ibex regularly changes their designs- so replacing garments becomes a gamble, and that they eliminated their heavier outerwear lines, but in general, I LOVE IBEX!
Amber M on Aug 27, 2015
Love that it's a light weight, has pockets, sleeves are longer then wrists and full zipper front...very versatile.
Barbara N on Aug 26, 2015
Do not like, sending back.
karen j on Aug 25, 2015
I wear these year round, for work and outdoor activities.
Heather C on Aug 25, 2015
One of my favorite Ibex items for a while now. Versatile, useful in autumn, winter, spring ...summer too, if living in the mountains (I do not, but spend a lot of time in them all seasons). The fabric is a wonderful weight, the fit is terrific, the hood is useful, and the pockets are a nice touch.
Adrienne B on Aug 25, 2015
Like the color and style and weight and hood.
Martha F on Aug 25, 2015
Love it... had one before and wore it until,it wore out a cuffs and elbows Probably three years summer and winter worth of consistdent wear. Great alternative to light fleece.
Juliette D on Aug 23, 2015
I have one in black; I like it very much. I wanted another color.
Cheryl M on Aug 20, 2015
great garment...super color
Joan P on Aug 18, 2015
I had this hoody in another color and wore it for almost 4 years until the elbows wore out. I loved it so much I had it patched up, but after 6 months the holes in the elbows were back. I just ordered the blue hoody in a M and it is just as lovely as the first one (although I preferred the previous color more than this blue one). I love this hoody because it is warm, soft and slimming. I just ordered it in azalea. It fits me perfect: I am 5'4", 135 and a C cup.
Bethany B on Aug 18, 2015
The Shak jackets are my go to! Active or casual, the layer is perfect for all seasons.
Montana Slim on Aug 17, 2015
style, color, fabric
Jan H on Aug 16, 2015
Practical top for cool weather.
Carolyn D on Aug 16, 2015
Lightweight and versatile- nice color!
Sue B on Aug 15, 2015
I have one without a hood that is my favorite and wanted to try this style.
Cheryl R on Aug 14, 2015
simple, versatile, good for travel
Liba B on Aug 13, 2015
Have wanted this for a long time and the sale was my opportunity to grab it before it was gone.
Theresa C on Aug 13, 2015
I love my present Shak Lite Hoody, but my blue one like it was stolen.
Akmtngrl on Aug 13, 2015
Like the color, but not sure about fit of new style.
cinak on Aug 13, 2015
Love the color and style
carolyn g on Aug 12, 2015
looks like a perfect throw-on piece for casual, cool summer evenings!
ELIZABETH B on Aug 12, 2015
My sister loves hers - she wears it ALL the time.
Rachelle C on Aug 12, 2015
Love my Juliette zip front and wanted something with more warmth around the neck, hope this will do it.
Marcia L on Aug 12, 2015
Sounds versatile, and for once I liked the color. Your colors are often very different in real life from online (this does not happen with any other online clothing purchase), so I'm not certain it will appeal to me in real life, but the sale made it worth a try.
Meg W on Aug 11, 2015
have similar in black and love it this one has pockets
sandra g on Aug 11, 2015
This is a great, versatile hoody. Layers well or can be worn alone. Love the fabric, the style, the pockets!!!!
K H on Aug 11, 2015
I like the color, the style and the versatility. Cannot go wrong with a hoodie with a full zip front.
Janet j on Aug 11, 2015
Easy care, versatile, and well made. I use these all 4 seasons in Vermont!
Joan T on Aug 11, 2015
great for travel, regulating temperature, and doesn't smell bad easily if you sweat!
elizabeth S on Aug 11, 2015
I love my other ibex shirts, have been wanting a sweatshirt for a while and couldn't pass up the sale.
fowler A on Aug 10, 2015
She loves Ibex wool products for their style and warmth.
Ted J on Aug 10, 2015
gave it my girlfriend for her 70th birthday.
Sally G on Aug 10, 2015
Leaving for a big hike along the Camino de Santiago and need some comfortable clothes."
Kathy A on Aug 9, 2015
i bought one and fell in love with the softness and how it fits.
Yuki N on Aug 8, 2015
Nice looking for layering in the winter months. Possibly even use for work.
Micha C on Aug 8, 2015
seems like a versatile layer, like the color
Allison H on Aug 7, 2015
I have another shak lite hoody that I wear all the time. It is both functional and fashionable. I would have one in every color if I could!
k-doc on Aug 6, 2015
Choice of merino wool warmth that is lightweight as gifts for family (and 1 for me)!
Nancy M on Aug 5, 2015
Great fit and made in the USA! What could be better?
Allison R on Aug 5, 2015
great light travel piece for airplanes because of the hood
CarolineAnne M on Aug 5, 2015
Looks versatile and style seems simple and utilitarian - hope it is. Wool rocks.
F. B on Aug 5, 2015
Loved the pink color! Great weight hoodie, fits well very comfortable and flattering.
Claire K on Oct 17, 2015
I have a heavier version of this hoody that is starting to show some wear after having it for about a year (and wearing it a lot) so I thought it would be good to get another.
Sustainable Mic on Sep 24, 2015
How is the fit?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I had last year's shak lite hoody wtih a different collar and hood attachment which I found prettier. It also had different body seams and thumb holes in the sleeves and zippered pockets,which I liked also. This shak is slightly longer, but is a nice fit and style. If I were to request a perfect fit, I would like it very slightly shorter and not QUITE as snug across the chest( I am not big in the chest at all) I would be happy with this shak if those criteria were met. Overall though, I am quite happy with it. The quality and fabric are fabulous--would love to see more colors, espcially light colors such as a lighter pink.
is the inside layer soft?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, for a wool garment it is very soft.
Are any black large sized hoody left?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi there, We don't have any large/black left in this style, unfortunately. We do have the new Fall/Winter Shak Spire Hoody in a large/black. Here is a link:

Is the Shak Lite designed to fit over another top? If the Small measurements are a "fit" would I be able to wear this as an over-sweater?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello yes you can wear the Shak Lite Hoody over another top. It is a Semi Fit item so I wouldn't want to wear anything bulky under it. A nice base layer would be perfect. You could also wear this as an over sweater. Hope this has helped. Thanks
4.8 / 5.0
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Perfect travel layer
I bought this in June for a trip walking in Scotland in weather that was 60 degrees and raining (but wonderful). I layered it under a thin fleece and then rain gear as necessary. I lived in it all week, indoors and out. My only complaint is that I can now see a little pilling on the cuffs.
July 25, 2015
6 months ago
Love the Capri blue but like the old style better
I was really excited to see a pretty blue. I like this style - it's cleaner and can go with more things but I really loved the zippered pockets on the old ste. That said the shak lite hoody is my favorite I have 4 so far.
June 15, 2015
5 months ago
Shak Lite Hoody
I LOVE this hoody. It fits well on a woman's body, hugging the right places and comfortably fitting around the waist. It looks cute with jeans or a skirt, casual or a bit dressed up. I wish I had this in every color!
May 17, 2015
Nice, but not as nice as it used to be
I have an Oxford Blue version of this hoody that I bought three or so years ago. It is marvelous. The fabric is strong and resilient. The drape and fit are amazing. I have now purchased two more of these hoodies in hopes of having another one like that first one, but sadly the fabric has changed. It pills after a few wears, and it is much more clingy. Much more like a sweatshirt. Its the way things usually go -- quality goes down over time -- but I sure wish it hadn't happened to this hoody.
August 20, 2015
3 months ago
great travel jacket
This would have been my second Shak Lite, having loved the first so much. But this one does have the zippered pockets or the drop in pocket inside that were so handy for travel. Had to return.
July 4, 2015
5 months ago
Excellent as always, though the pockets are a little 'pouchy'
This 'jacket' is just wonderful. Light and SO soft, and washes like a dream!
My ONLY complaint is with the cut- though I am thrilled to have pockets at ALL, these are just a bit flabby about the midsection, adding floppiness where I definitely do not need it! The shoulders and arms are comparatively tight, considering the extra room in the waist/hips area.
Overall, it fit true to size, and the arms are gloriously long enough for my unusually long arms (I am 6'0").
I love the soft color, the quality of construction, and the quality of the fabric. I DO wish the fabric was just a bit heavier- with fall coming, it won't be long until I retire this 'til next spring.
Next time, I'll look one without a hood, though. It makes this jacket a little too casual to wear to town.
Overall, a fantastic garment that I wear (almost daily). I love Ibex!
September 21, 2015
2 months ago
So Many Uses
This hoody is perfect to take the chill off summer evenings, fall afternoons, better than a sweater in the winter, and perfect for spring. Lovely material, easy to care for, lasts forever, and always looks good - casual and classy at the same time. I enjoy a semi-loose fit so I can wear a tank or long sleeves underneath. I usually wear a medium but do better with a large in the Ibex line. The light weight of the material easily allows another layer on top. Very versatile, indoors or out.
September 5, 2015
3 months ago
The layer what I've been looking for to wear under a leather jacket. It's not as thin as I thought when ordering: more midweight. Sleeve length is generous; zipper seems good quality; cut is definitely fitted. I'm 5/2 and 112 lbs and bought a small - perfect. The only thing that would improved it (and every other hoody on the planet) would be a two-way hard to find.
September 5, 2015
3 months ago
Feels like it will hold up well to the future washings.
Purchased this shak to replace my older one (5 years of 3 season use). The fabric on the new one washed well and feels like it will hold up over the years of use. Sleeves long enough to bring down around your hands on those chilly camp mornings. Hoody well designed to flatter shape with out binding.
August 11, 2015
4 months ago
Lightweight and stylish
Functional piece for early fall weather. Princess seams are flattering while front pockets are very functional. Size small fits me well and I'm 5'4" with broad shoulders
September 11, 2015
3 months ago