Merino wool and why we love it

Can you be wet and still warm?
Can you be hot but not soaked?
In 30 degree weather?While waiting for a start?

Can you sweat through a fall workout and not get chilled at the end?

energy tightsSitting at the Green mountain head start, 40 degrees, pelting rain, shivering while waiting for the go was the beginning of our search for a better product.
Research and advice from other athletes brought us to merino wool. But before your childhood scratchy wool torture sessions come flooding back, this is not your father’s sweater. Merino wool has changed. This is superfine, soft as cashmere and very light. New Zealand merino sheep are treated to a spa like program to guarantee that their fleece has just the perfect kink and texture. This is a high performance fabric, with tremendous stretch and recovery that outperforms synthetics in every way. It's smooth hand enhances softness and layers with ease. This superfine fabric is sustainable, does not trap odor, and is machine washable.

We rowed with it in the cold months of our Connecticut winter and found that we were warm, sometimes sweaty, but never clammy or chilled. Merino wool will trap body heat with the naturally crimped fibers while drawing moisture away from the skin where it can evaporate, keeping your temperature steady.We also tested these great wool pieces in 90 degree heat. It is truly amazing. Merino wool is a breathable insulator, light as a feather to wear.
In addition, merino has natural stretch and recovery (that kinky wool again), so that it fits close and well, without binding or constraining .


Merino Tight
(men and women)

mens rowing tightsThe Energy tight by Ibex is timely for us northern rowers trying to squeeze in a few more rows before we get iced out, or when we try to get a jump on the spring. Meanwhile, it's a perfect tight for winter running or skiing, and it does an amazing job keeping you warm at cold regattas. Completely fitted, with a thin zipper at the ankle (women only), it is carefully constructed of 350 gr/m2 merino wool, with all the stretch and bounce back that this wool is known for.
Contents: 88% Merino wool, 7% Nylon, 5% Lycra® Womans rowing tight
Made in the USA

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SALE PRICE: $95.00   (MSRP: $130.00)
(Sorry, sold out for the season)


(Note: the men's energy tight no longer has the ankle zipper)

Womens tights

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Merino quarter zip
(for men and Women)

quarterzipOur quarter zip has set in sleeves, a nice roomy quarter zip, and the amazing softness and insulating/breathability qualities of New zealand merino wool. These tops are warm but not heavy (230 grams per m2), and if you are caught in a drizzle or a downpour you'll stay warm even when wet. It is maybe just worth mentioning also the almost magical ability wool has to resist odor (useful for backpacking trips!) This is the piece that first sold us on fine merino wool as athletic performance wear.
Our own label, in Black  or Charcoal grey for men, and Black or True red for ladies.

Price: $69.00
: SALE: 49.00



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Size Chart : The mens style sizes generously so you might want to size down. The womans style sizes normally.






For questions, or to order by phone, please call us: USA (203) 405-1818