Shelburne Farms with Ibex

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Today was the first 30+ degree day we’ve had in a while here in Burlington, VT. So, needless to say, we were determined to take advantage of every bit of warmth and sunshine we could. After a quick pancake breakfast at home (Sunday ritual), we loaded our snowshoes in the car and headed to Shelburne Farms.

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With full sun and no wind chill, all we needed were our Ibex base and midlayers. It felt great to have the mobility of just our Merino layers without the extra bulk of shells, snowpants, etc. Ibex’s wool is super soft and lightweight so they work really well for outdoor activities. My skin is very sensitive so I’m particularly picky with the fabrics I wear close to my skin. I’ve stuck with Ibex because my skin has never reacted to it unlike some synthetic materials or other wool products.

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We spent almost 3 hours wandering around the farm, going further and further into the property. This time of year is breathtaking in Vermont. It really is like a winter wonderland. You can’t help but pause every few paces to take in the rolling hills and tree lines of the farm. Teddy, being a landscape architect, couldn’t get enough of the Frederick Olmstead-designed grounds.

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I wouldn’t be exaggerating when I say that my Ibex layers have saved me this winter. The Woolies 150 base layers are incredible under jeans and sweaters during the week, especially if you have a walk to work. On the weekends, when we’re outside snowshoeing or skiing, we layer them under our Ibex midlayers and then add appropriate shells for wind protection. In these photos I’m wearing the Izzi Tavern Pant, Woolies 150 Crew, and Pez Metro Jacket from Ibex. My boots are Danner Mountain Light II. Teddy is wearing the Shak Jersey (in last year’s color), Straightaway Crew, and Woolies 150 Bottoms (under his Carhartts) from Ibex.

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