Hooded Indie

# 654 | Men'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 favorite, the Hooded Indie craves punishing conditions and full days in the woods. Made of 100% soft and durable Merino wool, this is a layer in it for the long haul. Layer on under a shell or vest for reliable insulation or wear solo for early morning runs; the Hooded Indie will give you the odor resistant, moisture managing warmth for years.

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 had 3 previous colors in this item; light blue, dark green, and red. I have enjoyed all three so well that when I saw that dark navy blue was now available, and heather gray too, I jumped at both. I now have 5 of these excellent Ibex Hooded Indie's...!
Robert L on Oct 7, 2015
The Woolies 1 base layer is my go to piece when building my clothing system for winter racing and touring. The Indie hooded piece adds the comfort and technical advantages of the Woolies layer with a hood, zip and thumb holes... Perfect!!
Kris Q on Oct 3, 2015
I had 3 previous colors in this item; light blue, dark green, and red. I have enjoyed all three so well that when I saw that dark navy blue was now available, and heather gray too, I jumped at both. I now have 5 of these excellent Ibex Hooded Indie's...!
Robert L on Oct 7, 2015
another gift for a femme friend
David C on Oct 5, 2015
The Woolies 1 base layer is my go to piece when building my clothing system for winter racing and touring. The Indie hooded piece adds the comfort and technical advantages of the Woolies layer with a hood, zip and thumb holes... Perfect!!
Kris Q on Oct 3, 2015
Great for running and running around!
MELISSA S on Oct 3, 2015
Nordic skiing, hood for descending, long long sleeves.
Bill R on Oct 2, 2015
versatile piece with hood
Guest S on Sep 29, 2015
Perfect Fit and Great value
Manian R on Sep 29, 2015
I love mine without the hood; a hood will make it more versatile
John S on Sep 26, 2015
you ran out of mediums while I was shopping : (
Guest S on Sep 24, 2015
good reviews and it was on sale
william w on Sep 24, 2015
Lightweight hood just right for cutting the breezes and preventing sunburn for summer glacier travel or XC skiing, and trim enough to fit under a softshell.
Ingrid J on Sep 23, 2015
I really like the lightweight hoodies, and even better that it's merino wool!
Ryan S on Sep 22, 2015
Versatile. Well reviewed. Wanted to see what all the fuss was about.
Jeffrey R on Sep 21, 2015
Lightweight, warm layer for work.
Tara T on Sep 19, 2015
Great reviews and thought it would be a good base layer to add to the collection.
Konnie G on Sep 18, 2015
It's the perfect layering piece for skiing, and the hood is handy for under a helmet.
Benjamin W on Sep 17, 2015
Sale. Need base layer.
Jeremy W on Sep 17, 2015
Wanted a lightweight, super breathable first layer to pair with a soft shell while ski touring. Pairs perfectly with a medium-weight second layer on colder days. Fitted hood is handy for windy, stormy days. Ill buy more of these.
Steven G on Sep 9, 2015
I prefer the sun protection of long sleeves and a hood and the odor resistence of wool makes this a fantastic option to the more common synthetics.
Peter G on Sep 8, 2015
Weather beginning to turn cooler in Seattle; want a hoody to keep headphones dry on walks; really like my ibex marino shirts
Richard C on Sep 3, 2015
After reading reviews and researching merino wool hoody for my RTW trip, the Hooded Indie proved to be the best value.
Sean A on Sep 2, 2015
Seth W on Sep 1, 2015
This seems like it will be a perfect addition to my clothing system. I do a lot of cycling, (mtb and road commuting) skiing, and hiking/backpacking, so this hooded piece should fit the bill for colder jaunts doing all of the above! Also, hoods rock and thumb holes rock even more!
Ben P on Aug 31, 2015
I am deploying to Antarctica and needed a base layer with a hood.
Darren C on Aug 30, 2015
Liked the thumbholes and so many positive reviews
Patrick E on Aug 28, 2015
Reviews said it works well in general as well as for cyclists. I love the ibex leg warmers I've had for a year and would not think twice about the rest of the products.
Steven J on Aug 28, 2015
perfect for layering, hood, thumb holes
Andrew S on Aug 28, 2015
I get one every year as it is my favorite layer and I tend to destroy one every year...
Anson C on Aug 27, 2015
friend suggestion
Mary B on Aug 27, 2015
for my son's birthday- he likes quality clothing.
Sally M on Aug 25, 2015
Needed lightweight (150) baselayer and this was a better cut (raglan sleeves way better comfort esp. when carrying loads), fit and colour choice compared with smartwool and icebreaker.
Damion S on Aug 25, 2015
perfect, utilitarian base layer. this will be my second one. the indie fabric is far and away your best. the hood is incredible. also i love the blue!
evan c on Aug 25, 2015
Functional and flexible
Stephen S on Aug 25, 2015
I have worn out a previous long sleeve hooded woolie.
Thomas J on Aug 25, 2015
Need gear for running outside in cold weather, liked built in hood and thumb holes, wanted something that breathed and wicked well and not too bulky
Michael K on Aug 25, 2015
Great base layer hood fits nicely under a climbing helmet.
Ken I on Aug 25, 2015
Saw Alaskan guide use and was impressed with his testimony on how much he liked it. Guide is Hugh Rose
John G on Aug 24, 2015
price, reviews, not sure if i will keep it
mark t on Aug 24, 2015
I own a Hooded Indie that gets used every backpacking and canoeing trip. It has held up well and is a good piece of versatile clothing. Great for sleeping in a hammock when you want your neck and head covered.
Thomas B on Aug 23, 2015
planning work on the water in Maine next month
the fog is penetrating and cold
this will fix it
Jeffrey M on Aug 23, 2015
Gift for y husband, and he loves it! He is an Ibex convert now.
Sandra B on Aug 21, 2015
Recommended layering piece from professional hiker Andrew Skurka
Samuel A on Aug 20, 2015
Ordering my second of these. I love the weight of this wool, the long sleeves and the added versatility of the hood. Great lightweight layer to add a little warmth in the shoulder seasons or cool summer nights.
Kathleen L on Aug 19, 2015
We love these! So comfortable!
Madeleine S on Aug 18, 2015
My wife just bought one for our trekking trip to Scotland and while I shivered in the cold rain and wind, she kept quite warm. So. Also both my sons have one and they love them.
John W on Aug 18, 2015
I LOVE THE INDIE HOODIES! They make me happy and fit well and i like that they don't stink, no matter how stinkie i am.
Andrea W on Aug 13, 2015
liked the color, style, function description
Judith B on Aug 11, 2015
sale price was acceptable
Peter M on Aug 11, 2015
Feels great! Good for almost all occasions.
Malcolm G on Aug 10, 2015
These are great! I am always wearing them in the winter and sometimes on cool days in 3 season conditions.
I also like the bright natural colors!
Kirk G on Aug 10, 2015
another gift for a femme friend
David C on Oct 5, 2015
Great for running and running around!
MELISSA S on Oct 3, 2015
Is this hood good under a helmet?
Evan K on Apr 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This hood is awesome under a helmet. It breathes perfectly and keeps the chill off the neck area. I've used it when it's 20 degrees or colder and have been very comfortable and happy. I own 4 of these gems and it is my only base layer for downhill skiing in Anchorage, Alaska.
How does this fabric hold up for rock climbing?
Kelly P Staff on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's definitely a thinner piece; I climb in layers this weight often, and they do get holes. However, it won't completely fall apart on you--it will just lose it's clean aesthetics (and gain some street...er, crag...cred). If you want a piece that will take more of a beating, anything with the Shak material will hold up better (albeit it'll be warmer).
Does it provide UV Sun Protection?
A shopper on Apr 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I purchased my Md Hooded Indie this winter and love it as a base layer and mid layer. It kept me warm and cozy on a winter hiking weekend in the White Mountains. Durning a recent trip to Utah, it did provide some sun protection while hiking, no sun burn on my arms or trunk after a 6 hr hike at higher elevations.
4.6 / 5.0
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Still a good product, but...
The fit is the same as my 2010 Indie Hoodie by the size has decreased to a closer-cut, almost Athletic size. It is beginning to relax a bit so I'm sure that the fit will improve. The fabric has a whole different feel than my older Indie. The older has a really soft hand, more of a cotton jersey; I can read my laptop screen through this new one. It is warm as a base, but not on its own.
2010 Indie (size Large) weighs in at 268 grams, new Indie (size Large also) at 232 Grams and is 4 inches shorter. Overall: I like the color and the fit should relax a bit more, but long term thought is I'll try a different brand when I order a replacement.
April 28, 2015
7 months ago
My favorite shirt
I love traveling in this shirt. Regulates body temperature from town, to airplane, to destination.
January 20, 2014
Just in Time for Sub-Zero
The hoody that could best describes this great Ibex item. When Alaska gets sub-zero and snow is good, it's time to layer-up and XC ski. Great for cold outdoor workouts and backcountry outings. It can soak up the sweat when grinding but when combined with a synthetic T seems to dry out quick and won't flash burn like nylon around a campfire. Sure is nice to pull up the hood to keep heat loss fr
December 20, 2010
Excellent layer
I love hoodies and to have a lightweight wool layer with a hoodie is a dream come true. I spend everyday outdoors and I have used this daily from the day I received it. Everything from Mountain biking to hiking. The best use will be backcountry skiing to the huts and teaching avalanche classes this winter.

The fit is looser which is perfect. I could wear another layer underneath if I wanted o
October 3, 2009
Perfect Piece
I got the previous year's hooded indie in brown and I really love it. The thumbholes function perfectly and show no signs of wearing out. I wear this constantly for two weeks or so and I wash it. I actually machine wash this baby warm and tumble dry HOT and it has not shrank a bit, so take a deep breath and toss it in the dryer.

I'm 6'1" 165lbs (read lanky/longish torso and arms) and the Large fi
April 4, 2010
Comfy, warm, be a sheep for a day!
No stink (as of yet), compared to my 6 year old synthetic underwear. Much warmer, and has all the features requisite for a layer your life could depend on in an alpine assault: thumb loops, hood, 1/4 length front zipper for ventilation, and it's low enough to tuck into long-johns. Also, the wool is very soft.

A solid piece that is helping me grin through the Montana winter.
November 26, 2010
Repeat customer
I wore my last one out and I think it's the ultimate compliment when you wear something out and buy another of the same thing. As a light baselayer it really can't get much better. I like the long torso length (always stays tucked in), sleeve length in combination with the thumb loops means that a good chunk of your hand is covered even when you're pulling gloves on, and the hood provides coverage
June 29, 2014
Stylish, comfortable hooded indie
I bought this on sale for our 13 yr old son , hoping I can wear it after he grows. It is stylish and comfortable. For warmth, he layers over a long sleeved t-shirt. I could wear this year round. We love the darker green color too with contrasting grey trim.
January 7, 2013
Great underhoodie
This midweight garment is ideal for layering over a base or under a shell for added warmth and to keep the mists and light snow off your head. The sleeves are long to allow you to loop your thumbs through the holes at the ends when putting on overgarments.
September 27, 2015
1 month ago
perfect layering
really great layering piece that works better than I thought it would "on it's own". the cut and style are pretty cool and the tight hood with thumb-loops add to the technical appeal. great piece that I thought i would really like and ended up loving.
December 8, 2011