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.

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Why did you choose this?
Ibex Outdoor Clothing Store
this was a gift for my son
Kent D on Jul 22, 2016
I had purchased one of these for my husband and he liked it so much I got another.
Nancy F on May 20, 2016
this was a gift for my son
Kent D on Jul 22, 2016
It was a gift. The guy loves it, wears it a lot.
Linda H on Jun 16, 2016
I had purchased one of these for my husband and he liked it so much I got another.
Nancy F on May 20, 2016
Possibly the most functional garment ever. Fabric - soft, no itch; fit - snug - be warned; superb quality. works urban and outdoors..
Doug G on Apr 10, 2016
Warm and fits really good, I use it for mild days with a light long sleeve undershirt.
Joshua D on Feb 27, 2016
Cut too short
Quintin M on Feb 22, 2016
My husband's go to favorite for winter layering.
Amanda M on Feb 21, 2016
Classy looks, warm but not too bulky.
LEE K on Feb 20, 2016
warmth and utility. very happy.
George T on Feb 11, 2016
Great looks and cool office temps make for a perfect match. Ibex quality is the bottom line.
Tim F on Feb 9, 2016
I own about 6 of these vests love em.
richard k on Feb 2, 2016
Wanted to try ibex and was looking for vests for my husband
Anne S on Feb 2, 2016
Color; warmth; design
Joseph S on Feb 2, 2016
Already had a Scout Vest and loved it ... now I have two and they are great.
Milton D on Feb 2, 2016
Perfect layer for a cold office from Sept to May here in Wi!
Edward L on Feb 2, 2016
on sale and like them
Keith M on Jan 27, 2016
new scout vest has a poor fit, so i've heard
Charles A on Jan 26, 2016
The quality and functionality of a well made wool vest.
Guest S on Jan 21, 2016
Bought this as a birthday gift for my brother who is often warm - thought a vest would be better than something with sleeves.
Guest S on Jan 16, 2016
I have 6 Ibex vests of varying weights and colors. I have 2 Scout vests and they are great to throw on over a Taos shirt to venture out in chilly weather. The pockets are actually functional for keeping hands warm too.
scott s on Jan 15, 2016
Same! Love love this.
Lisa T on Jan 15, 2016
I bought the grey scout vest for my husband for xmas, loves it, the green on is for Feb 14th, really would like the blue one, but always sold out.
Norman F on Jan 14, 2016
Didn't plan on it, but as above + saw the sale price.
Guest S on Jan 13, 2016
Purchased for my husband and he wears it continually. He uses it for extra warmth, but can still maneuver will with it on. We have many male friends with this jacket, and it looks great on all of them.
Katherine B on Jan 11, 2016
Have other Ibex clothing and needed a vest
Guest S on Jan 9, 2016
Need a warm wool vest to layer
R on Jan 2, 2016
recommended by family member
Guest S on Dec 29, 2015
Exactly what I was looking for, size, color and weight AND on sale
Guest S on Dec 24, 2015
My son and daughter in law think they are awesome.
Guest S on Dec 23, 2015
This vest is one of the best IBEX products. One of my sons has this scout vest in 3 different colors.
Mimi B on Dec 22, 2015
Christmas Gift
Barbara P on Dec 21, 2015
I love vests. I love Ibex! 'Nuff said!
Steve K on Dec 19, 2015
I wear this every day in cold weather.
Paul H on Dec 15, 2015
It is a nice vest, and it was on sale.
George W on Dec 8, 2015
Because you guys like dogs! The vest looks like a nice product at a good price, also
Steve L on Dec 6, 2015
looks nice?
Laurence C on Dec 6, 2015
This is my favorite item of clothing. I have all the colors and, thanks to me, so do others in my family. They hold up well to repeated washings.
Thomas B on Dec 6, 2015
i have two of these vest, and just purchased a third. they are indestructible, never show signs of wear, and are the perfect dress up or utilitarian piece of layered warmth for everyday use.
i have worn mine day in and day out, for years of comfort. the breast pocket and side pockets are added bonus for earbuds, business cards, or your favorite writing tool. highly recommend! 5-stars
jeff s on Dec 5, 2015
Nancy B on Dec 5, 2015
My husband requested this wool vest as a present. Since it has turned chilly, he has worn it every day! It is very good quality, nice lines, great color and it keeps him warm.
Barbara K on Dec 2, 2015
It was on sale and the reviews are awesome. I have also become a big fan of Ibex since my last purchases from them, when compared to some other companies. I also appreciate that fact that it comes out of New England and is mostly US Made.
Benjamin C on Dec 2, 2015
This vest appears to be one I can use hunting, fishing, and dining. The Napoleon pocket should be handy. Ibex has terrific products. Thank you!
Paul G on Dec 1, 2015
already have one of these Love it
Guest S on Dec 1, 2015
Known for warmth and quality
Guest S on Dec 1, 2015
A fleece vest is starting to get a lot of use, so its time to upgrade to lovely wool.

Ibex has repeatedly proven itself, so I am eager to get my 'M's Scout Vest'.
Vivek N on Dec 1, 2015
great ibex quality, 25% cyber Monday sale
Kushagra V on Dec 1, 2015
Excellent price on versatile, warm, high quality garment.
Laurie H on Nov 30, 2015
My husband loves wearing wool. He needs a vest with pockets. The price was right and he loves your stuff.
Guest S on Nov 30, 2015
I had a similar vest by a polish company, and I wore it for years, I have never tried your company and I am a huge fan of wool. I wear almost exclusively wool in winter and somewhat in summer
Guest S on Nov 30, 2015
kat a on Nov 29, 2015
It was a gift. The guy loves it, wears it a lot.
Linda H on Jun 16, 2016
Possibly the most functional garment ever. Fabric - soft, no itch; fit - snug - be warned; superb quality. works urban and outdoors..
Doug G on Apr 10, 2016
Have a Scout Vest that's a Large?...
A shopper on Apr 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No. I have lots of Ibex cycling gear and medium fits me well (5'6", 152 lbs, male) but in the Scout vest (have 3) I take a small and use as snug but comfortable over dress shirt.
Is this Vest true to size and fit guide?
A shopper on Jan 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Scout vest has a modestly snug fit in the body. Length is a few inches below the belt. I wear it often during winter. It is a great layering piece to keep the core ore warm and does equally well on its own over a dress shirt. Wear size Large and am 6 ft 195 llbs with a typical middle age build.
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: The Scout vest is very loose even over a dress shirt. I am 6'0" tall and 185 lbs. I don't like vests that loose. It is probably a personal preference. The Scout Vest is good if you are not active. If you are active it will feel too baggy and will likely bunch up under your top layer. That's my two cents. Thanks.
Is this washable?
A shopper on Jan 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this Scout Vest, as well as the rest of the Ibex "Jura" line is certainly washable and I have done so a few times. While I try to wash it in cold water as is recommended I will admit I have washed it in warm water as well with no noticeable ill effects.
HOw long is this vest in size medium?
A shopper on Dec 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: moderate. to below jeans waist

am usually a M but in this wear I go w L
am 6'0"

perfect in my opinion
4.8 / 5.0
119 Reviews
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Excellent fit and perfect for the office
Excellent fabric and wears well
March 27, 2012
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
1 year ago
Great Vest
Everyday wearable
Good for layering
Would have liked the collar lined as the Arlberg vest.
March 22, 2010
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
1 year 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
Thank you Ibex, may I have another!
Ordered an XL, I weigh in at 6'0" - 200lbs. Fits well, I could be between a L and XL but I like the roominess with layering. First snow of the year with temps in the low 30's and it is very warm. What can you say, it's Ibex! Liked it so much I just ordered one for my father-in-law for Christmas - and I like him, so there you have it!
November 20, 2015
8 months ago
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
1 year 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