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Gear Review

5 5

A warm, cute, functional baselayer

I had high expectations for this hooded base layer, and it happily delivered. The Idex Indie Hoodie is a warm, efficient baselayer. It’s the kind of baselayer you wear out on a cold day in the mountains and then come home and wish you had a second one to curl up in post-climb. It has a looser fit which is perfect for layering over another lighter baselayer. The comfy shirt is lighter and less bulky than fleece but quite warm. It has done a great job as part of my layering system to keep me warm on cold days seracing on Mt. Baker. Love the half zip feature for venting or zipping it all the way up for extra warmth. I'm also a big fan of the thumb holes. Also, it's hood is ACTUALLY functional. Many hoodies that have so much promise fall short on a functional hood. Not the Ibex Indie, it shines here. The hood is constructed so that it fits well fully zipped up around the head. It extends far enough to cover enough of the forehead, zips up to underneath the chip, but is flexible enough for full range of movement when in full hoodie mode. This is a bomber baselayer.