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Ibex Bicycle Jersey: Anybody Wear Them

Old 04-27-17, 09:02 AM
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Ibex Bicycle Jersey: Anybody Wear Them

I was recently looking at some outdoor specific clothing for hiking etc. and came across Ibex and noticed they make a couple bike jersey's and am curious if anyone on this forum has tried and/or owned them. Here is the link for one, they also make it in a short sleeve version Ibex Merino Wool Men's M's Spoke Full Zip Long Sleeve Jersey
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Yes, occasionally. I've got a couple LS jerseys and one SS. The SS is too warm for me when the temperature goes over 80 degrees (F), so I don't wear it much -- how often is it warm enough to wear a short sleeve jersey and not too hot? (Answer: where I live, about 4-6 weeks a year.)


The LS jerseys are good for winter commuting and rides. One is a heavier jersey, which is my go-to when the temperature drops well below freezing, coupled with a base layer and (if it's really cold) a polypro layer on top. It has the disadvantage of having a replacement zipper which was sewed in (by Ibex, thumbs up!) with some nasty nylon thread, ergo it HAS to have a base layer (itchy, thumbs down).


The lighter SS jersey is hard to place in my clothes-for-weather spectrum. It's OK for cool weather (say, 30-40F) with a jacket over it and, usually, a base layer. It's warm enough to wear without those accoutrements between 50-65F, but if I work up a sweat, the wet wool loses its warmth. It's not supposed to happen with wool, but that jersey might as well be a cotton t-shirt when it's wet. And it smells like a wet Merino sheep when that happens.


All three wear well; the SS jersey is over 8 years old, but then again, it doesn't get worn much. One downside of all three is that the colors are muted, so when I'm out in the country in the fall, I feel like I need something else to make sure I'm visible to motorists.
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I've got both a long and short sleeve Ibex jersey, as well as a pair of their tights. I really like them; paired with a jacket, they pretty much have my needs covered from around 30 degrees to high 70's.

My only issue is that my 4-5 year old short sleeve developed a small hole in one of the back pockets where I keep my wallet. I fixed it up with a pair of iron-on patches without any problems.
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I don't, but I have lots of Ibex clothing (for hiking and skiing) and it's high quality stuff.
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