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Gear Review: Ibex Wicking Clothes

If you're looking for some new wicking gear, then you've got to check out the Balance Seamless Collection made by Ibex. Made from sustainable merino wool and a hint of Spandex, these base layers are soft, stretchy, and flattering. With cooler temperatures heading our way, it is time to think about layering for outdoor exercise.

Pictured on the left is the Balance Sports Top ($59). It has a built-in shelf bra that's great for A through C cup sizes, but only for medium- to low-impact sports. So I wore the Balance Support Bra ($69) underneath for a nice long run. Wearing a bra and top made of wicking material is incredibly comfortable because they pull sweat off your skin and let it breathe; I felt dry and fresh throughout my entire workout. I also love the racerback straps that stayed put on my shoulders. The fabric is seamless, so there weren't any irritating ridges rubbing on my skin. They both fit snugly and contour to your body, keeping everything tight and making you feel supported and strong.

Just when I thought I couldn't be more in love with this bra and top, I looked on the inside and noticed that these words were knitted in the material, "I am sick of four walls and a ceiling. I have a need for the sky. I have business with the grass." Talk about inspiration.

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Check out the pics below to see what other tops and bottoms you can get made of this incredible wicking material. Most of them come in a few different colors so check out the Ibex website for more details. Wicking intimate base layers are a must if you're active because they can prevent rashes, chaffing, and yeast infections. I know these aren't cheap, but isn't your comfort worth it?


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jackowski jackowski 7 years
is it weird that i would much rather buy my workout gear from walmart like i already do? today i got two pairs of shorts for 7 bucks total!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
looks fantastic but I have spent enough money recently on tri gear (bike, wetsuit, bike jerseys, bike shorts, etc)
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Along the lines of Beaner's comment, I think it's more cost effective to invest in a few quality pieces that can be worn for years. I've purchased my fair share of cheap workout clothes, and they just don't seem to hold up if you wash them on a weekly (or bi-weekly) basis. On the other hand,my Under Armor, Nike, and lululemon workout clothes have been washed hundreds of times and still look great, so I think it's worth the extra money.
Beaner Beaner 7 years
For that anonymous poster up there - merino wool is NOT cheap, but it lasts and IMO is the best type of fabric for baselayers. It doesn't stink like poly does, it washes well, and just feels nice on your skin. Wool is also a natural fiber. I'd def drop that kind of money on a bra and top since I think it's essential for cold weather sports when you need good wicking material.
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