I know, I know. You’ve been hearing nothing but complaints about the cold. ‘Cause its been cold around here. Really, really cold.

And now that we’re moving into spring (finally!) I’m preparing for the kids to want to go out and run and play. But while the sun is shining, it still isn’t exactly warm around here.

Ibex sent me a sample of their Unisex Kids Shak Jersey. Its a pull-over, half-zip sweater of merino wool. Generously sized, it has a limited time availability. And its on sale! I have to say, I thought the regular price of $95 was a bit high. It concerns me to spend that much money on a sweater that the kids will roll in the mud in. Of course, its merino wool and really well made. This sweater isn’t going to snag and it won’t pull. Its top quality. Something the huz would wear, if size 7 would only fit him. But the merino raises the price and makes it a dry clean only sweater. So, now that its on sale  for $70 I feel a better about sharing it with you. Because, afterall, it is a well-made merino wool sweater.

Now, I also have to warn that you should totally and completely follow the washing instructions. I didn’t. Big wore it one time, looked adorable (just like Daddy in his nice pullover sweaters) and then I washed it. Let me tell you all, this is a dry clean only sweater. Do not, please, please, please, do not dump it into the machine and wash. It kept its size and shape, and its actually holding up really well–all that stitching is still in place and super strong. But the fabric’s color isn’t as brilliant and the sweater, I’m now told, is too itchy. So, listen up, people. Don’t wash it in the machine. Sweaters say Dry Clean Only for a reason.

So, snatch up this fantasticly made, super warm, beautiful merino wool sweater. Save it for special cold weather wears. Its gorgeous–a great outdoor/indoor sweater.

Thanks to Ibex for providing the sample for this review.


  1. Looks like a beautiful sweater. My only concern with kids would be the fact that it’s merino wool and my kids think wool is awful. Your kids didn’t find it itchy before it found its way into the washer?

  2. No. Actually, when I first received it he was happy to try it on, so it was a softer wool. But he definitely had a shirt on under, and I can’t remember if it was a heavy shirt or lighter t-shirt. Likely the former.

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