Gear Review: Ibex Shak Lite Half Zip Baselayer

A heavyweight baselayer that's soft and fitted, and stretch and warm.


After using the Ibex Shak Lite Half Zip to kill the chill during winter summit climbs, including New Hampshire’s Mt. Chocorua, our gear editor declared: “I love the versatility of this sweaterlike layer. It’s soft and fitted enough that I could wear it next to skin on cold hikes and ski days, but stretchy and warm enough to wear as a light midlayer all year.” The deep (7”) zipper allows venting. Bonus: It still looks new, even after months of heavy wear­—as it should given the price. $120; 11.3 oz. (w’s M);

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