Everyone has those favorite gear items, especially when it comes to clothing. Your favorite pair of cycling socks, your favorite pair of running shorts, your favorite camping flannel. There is a reason for this, they are either the most comfortable, perform the best, or hold a special place due to the memories you have made in them.
I added a favorite gear item to my list this fall and winter, the Ibex Woolies 150 Crew. I found myself wearing the baselayer beneath bike jerseys, on runs, under my flannel to work, and more. It is just so comfortable that you can’t help but keep it at the top of the drawer.
The 150g/m2 weight wool is incredibly soft and cozy, so much so that multiple times I found my girlfriend curled up on the couch in it. It keeps you quite warm while also doing a great job at regulating temperature. I found myself pairing the Woolie 150 with a cycling jersey, or in the case of running another baselayer or wind vest. It is a baselayer (which it excels at) not a mid layer, so keep that in mind when dressing for your outing.
The fit is well thought out. Tight enough to keep out of the way and not bunch up if worn under another layer. The collar is nice and snug, but never tries to strangle you. I am 6’1” and 160 pounds and found a medium to be the perfect fit.
As far as pricing you’re looking at $80. Wool is not cheap, we can all agree on that. The fact is though I have worn the Woolies 150 Crew well over 20 times and it shows no sign of wear and tear. The quality is top notch and does a much better job than some of the other synthetic baselayers I own.
Bottom Line: If you’re looking to add another favorite gear item to your stockpile, be sure to give the Ibex Woolies 150 Crew a hard look.
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