I Ran… in Wool?


And I rannnnn…… Ok as I start to write Flock of Seagulls is in my head. Now that it’s in your head too so now I can focus on more important things. Today I had the opportunity to head over to the ibex Outdoor Clothing Headquarters in White River Junction, Vermont. My friends over at Garuka Bars helped make the connection.

After a tour of the facilities, meetings with their sales manager, head of marketing and a quick introduction with the founder of the company. I learned a ton about Merino Wool that I will chronicle in some upcoming gear reviews. When I thought of wool originally I thought of winter only, well I was wrong. Ibex has an entire summer wool line. I left with several pieces in hand ready to put to the test.

So how am I putting these to the test. I will be wearing the same shirt for the next seven days in my workouts. A little extreme, yes, at Dirt In Your Skirt I like to do things a little extreme at times. One of the great things about Merino Wool is the no stink factor and I am putting it’s claims to the test. So watch for a video at the end of my 7 day test. Today it made it through a 45 minute run in some humid conditions.  I actually prayed it would begin to rain while I was out. So watch for me in the next couple of days in my CW-X Pro Fit Shorts and ibex Echo Sport Tee. More about ibex in upcoming blogs.

What am I testing in this challenge: Echo Sport Tee

First impression, feels like one of my UA tech tees even before I even slipped it on. Once it was on super light weight none of that itchy feeling when you think of wool. As I dipped sweat on my run due to massive humidity (it was ready to rain at any moment) it wicked away moisture from my body. So far it’s performing well. I stuck to the road today and look forward to taking it on the trail tomorrow. I am getting use to the idea of wool in the summer.

And just for fun!

Margaret Schlachter

About Margaret Schlachter

Margaret Schlachter is Founder of She has been part of the OCR Community since 2010. When not working on the next article she can be found running from race-to-race. She is Editor-in-Chief of She authored the book Obstacle Race Training.
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