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Ibex Izzi Tack Pant

E.D. December 24, 2015 , Comments Off on Ibex Izzi Tack Pant
Ibex Izzi Tack Pant

I’ve been waiting for Ibex’s Izzi Tack Pant for a long time. I wanted a pant that was body-hugging like my old Sporthill running pants but not tight like a pair of running tights. And, of course, made out of merino wool.

Ibex’s Izzi Tack Pant makes the cut. Designed like an equestrian pant, the two-toned Izzi Tack Pant has plenty of style on the trail and around town. Made out of 88% merino wool with some serious lycra in the mix for stretch, there’s nothing I can’t do in the Ibex Izzi Tack Pant. The 21-micron fabric feels gloriously nubby on the outside and soft and smooth on the inside. I wear them for my daily power walks, hiking, and as an alternative to sweats when I want to run around town to do errands or meet up with friends.

Details
Material(s): 88.7% NZ Merino, 7% Nylon, 4.3% Lycra
Sizes: W’s XS-XL
Price: $130
Shop: Moose jaw

Since it rarely gets below 40 degrees F where I live, the Ibex Izzi Tack Pant feels more like a heavy weight pant than a mid-weight pant. Thankfully, it breathes and wicks well, so I don’t overheat when I’m out and starting to push the pace a bit. I’m embarrassed to say that I most often wear the pant instead of jeans. It’s comfortable, and because it’s so stretchy, I almost don’t notice I’m 30 pounds over my usual weight. I love the wide waistband (1.75″); the pant stays in place! No slipping, no binding. The waistband elastic is very substantial, so it won’t wither away in a year. I’ll be wearing this pant for years.

I’m very tall, with long legs, and I appreciate that the amount of lycra in the Izzy Tack Pant makes it much longer than the 30″ claimed on the Ibex website. I wear the pant with my cool black and red boots, and can pull the pant leg down very far.

Available in black/grey and brown/red in women’s sizes XS-XL.

Bottom Line: Comfy casual pant that’s also ideal for cold-weather activities and exercise, as well as for travel.
Manufacturer’s Site: www.ibex.com

buy-now-200at $130
some sizes on sale at Amazon.

 

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About The Author

FitnessTravelGear's editor, Erika D, has written about health, fitness, the outdoors, and travel, for a variety of national magazines and web sites, including Runner's World, Self, Ms., Hemispheres (United Airlines), Women's Sports & Fitness, MungoPark.com, Festivals.com, Expedia.com, and Underwire.com. Formerly, she wrote and produced a regular travel segment for Outside Radio, Outside Magazine's former radio show. She is also the author of ten books, including the popular "Little Book" series, featuring The Little Yoga Book, The Little Pilates Book, and more. Her favorite travel destinations: United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Greece, and New Zealand. Check out her author page at Amazon.

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