Scout Vest

# 0420 | Men's
Heavy milled Merino bouclé vest

  • Heavy milled Merino bouclé vest


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We’re committed to uncompromising craftsmanship and to your satisfaction. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, return your purchase within 60 days with proof of purchase to receive an exchange, repair, or refund. It's our promise.

The Scout Vest is made with 21 micron heavy bouclé fabric, a heavyweight, durable fabric that offers the best properties of wool with the comfortable loft of a knit garment. Semi-fit with flatlock seams, a zippered chest and zippered hand warmer pockets, the Scout Vest raises the bar on winter clothing.

Tech Specs +

 Semi-Fit Fit Guide
Wool Gauge:
Fabric Gram Weight:
 420 g/m2
Garment Weight:
 12.8 oz
Fiber Content:
Fiber Source:
 New Zealand
Fabric Source:
 New Zealand
Garment Source:
 United States

Wool Type +


Our Merino bouclé fabric is a delicately looped knit built to face the wind. Opposite the loops, a smooth internal face is easy and comfortable against an under layer. Ibex bouclé is a reassuring weight. 21-micron fiber is the basis for this long-wearing, easily-cared-for fabric. Light Milled Merino Bouclé, 86% Merino Wool, 14% Polyester

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
good fit - excellent quality
Guest S on Sep 20, 2015
Good intermediate core warmer for range of temperatures while traveling
Guest S on Sep 12, 2015
good fit - excellent quality
Guest S on Sep 20, 2015
one of my most worn items
thomas t on Sep 15, 2015
Good intermediate core warmer for range of temperatures while traveling
Guest S on Sep 12, 2015
A useful and flattering way to keep warm! This is a gift, so I hope the recipient agrees!
Sigrid H on Aug 31, 2015
Wonderful unisex fit, far better than the Carrie.
karen j on Aug 25, 2015
I have two others, one black, one light green.
John H on Aug 23, 2015
warmth to wight
Richard V on Aug 17, 2015
Sounds like it provides the warmth of a true wool vest will providing the movability of a cotton/fleece vest.
Jason H on Aug 15, 2015
I have one in black--I wear it all-the-time!
Chris R on Aug 14, 2015
I use wool vests frequently and figured I give this one a try. Again, it was priced right.
Russell S on Aug 4, 2015
Like the heavier weight compared to the Shak
VTBiker on Aug 4, 2015
I already have one in a red color and I love it so much I want another one to match other clothes I wear.
Lennart L on Jul 31, 2015
Need quality wool outer wear that can be worn, especially under heavier coat or parka during colder weather.
Edward M on Jul 25, 2015
Love this piece. It went through the washer/dryer and no long fits. Buying a replacemnt. Get one too.
David H on Jul 22, 2015
John Carlyle on Jul 21, 2015
Made in US, thinking of getting more as work shirts for my company and wanted to try it out. Not as athletically cut as I hoped for.
David C on Jul 17, 2015
As a replacement for my older Ibex vest that is now my work outside in the elements vest.
BrianD on Jul 14, 2015
I have one and love it, this one is an XL for wearing over my base layer and insulation layer on those cold days.
Christopher K on Jul 14, 2015
Light wieght and vest pocket
David B on Jul 7, 2015
It sounds like a versatile piece of clothing. I am going on a hiking trip to Montana in a couple weeks and I think this piece can replace a couple others I was planning to bring.
Jacob H on Jun 17, 2015
Have always wanted one!
John K on Jun 9, 2015
Wanted an everyday vest that was versatile enough to wear going to the office or out on a hike. Scout vest was a perfect choice.
Maziar R on Jun 3, 2015
love the look and a great feel.
MICHAEL S on May 24, 2015
Super choice for my husband. He wears it to the office and it looks a lot nicer than his old LLBean fleece vest!
Julia M on May 19, 2015
Great for outdoors or wearing around the office and home. Very warm and comfortable, Fits perfect. I bought all three colors offered!
Mark C on May 17, 2015
Ruined my Mountain Hardware vest ( which to date is my and has been my best vest...) I've heard nice things about Ibex and wanted to try it....
Brad M on May 6, 2015
Great wool vest to layer or wear by itself
D.S. E on May 3, 2015
Have owned my own for years, knew it would please and it does!
Nature lover's on Apr 28, 2015
My husband needed something to wear over his dress shirt at the office. It sounds like an odd combination, but it looks GREAT.
Denise M on Apr 28, 2015
Where I live in Mukilteo, WA it's cool most of the year. I have an office/studio in an outbuilding separate from my house. I move back and forth between the buildings often. We also tend to keep the thermo set a bit low to conserve energy. This is a piece I often wear all day when I'm home. I'm a small guy; 5'6", 130 lbs. The Small fits perfectly. I especially like the collar fully zipped up. Very comfortable. I also like the warm pockets, and stout feel of the fabric. It looks great too!
Daniel H on Apr 25, 2015
I really like the cut and fit of this vest.
Jean B on Apr 19, 2015
This is the 2nd ibex scout vest purchased for my husband, he absolutely loves it! It is both utilitarian and classy.
Amber S on Apr 17, 2015
quality, appearance, fit - my second Scout vest
Henry W on Apr 11, 2015
Vests are great!
Hugh M on Apr 11, 2015
one of my most worn items
thomas t on Sep 15, 2015
A useful and flattering way to keep warm! This is a gift, so I hope the recipient agrees!
Sigrid H on Aug 31, 2015
Hi. I would like to wear thisScout Vest or the Shak Vest over a dress shirt. How do they fit - snug/tight or comfortable? Do you feel like with a dress shirt you are being "stuffed" into it?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello the Scout Vest is a regular fit which is our more generous fit. The Shak Vest is a Semi fit. If you are looking to wear this over a dress shirt I would suggest the Scout as you won't fell like you are stuffed into it. If you go with the Shak I would size up to feel not stuffed. Thanks.
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Excellent fit and perfect for the office
Excellent fabric and wears well
March 27, 2012
Best Vest!
This is the best vest I have ever owned, and I have owned dozens. Warm as an Irish fisherman's sweater. Trim fit, yet accomodates a substatnial base layer. It also looks great at work, with jeans, loafers and a button down. Having to deal with Upstate NY winters (Nov-March), there will be more of these in my inventory.
November 12, 2010
Great fabric, weight and fit
I wanted a snug fitting vest for spring/fall. Its rare to find one in wool; everything is poly these days. The color pretty neutral so it goes with a lot of shirts and jackets; fabric is dense, so it cuts the wind, but is flexible also. I'm very happy with it.
April 24, 2015
8 months ago
Love it...
Finally found a good sale and replaced my Mountain Hardware vest. The Scout has so far been a better fit and more versatle than the MH vest. Over the past couple of years I have replaced most all of my fleece layers with merino or loden wool products. Also got rid of all the Under Armor and replaced with superior merino wool for my work outs and hiking. Keep it coming�.
February 27, 2012
most fine
Like someone else offered in a comment... as the fleece I own wears out I've been replacing it with wool. Aside from issues of weight and packability... wool is 'the way' for me. However, in this case you get excellent warmth for weight AND it's packability is a non-issue. This is a very useful well conceived piece I consider a complete success. It gets regular use and I now know it to have LOTS o
January 23, 2009
Great light wool vest - keeps the core warm and stylish at the same time. Great for fall days or as a base layer with a shell.
April 23, 2015
8 months ago
Wear 4outdoor adventure or classy dinner
My wife gave me this vest for my birthday. I love it because it I can wear it under my jacket when I go snowboarding and wear it later in the night for when I take her out for a classy dinner. True to size. Great quality AND MADE IN THE USA! Best vest ever!
January 2, 2014
I am a big fan of vests and have possibly more than I need. This vest has supplanted my thirty year old Patagonia fleece as my go to vest. I'm on the heavy side and was concerned by other reviews that described the vest as a bit snug. The XL, which is my usual size, fits comfortably. I heartily recommend this vest and wish that I could justify buying another.
April 23, 2015
8 months ago
you should not wear another vest!
I am a traveling sales rep and I am in and out of my truck constantly. This vest is PERFECT for that added warm when I am out at a project and feels great in the truck on those chilly days. It ventilates great and I put it on in the morning and forget I have it on until I get home! Love it! Looks professional enough for business causal.
March 25, 2010
Great Vest
Love this vest. Wear it all the time. I buy mens sizes because the womens run small for me.
April 23, 2015
8 months ago