By Tyler Allen Explorebigsky.com Staff Writer

The winter months are cold in Montana; spring and fall can be chilly too. You need warm layers to survive and thrive in this climate, and if you’re active you need those layers to breathe, too.

Enter the Ibex Shak Lite Full Zip garment for men and women. The athletic-fitting, stylish mid-layer made of rambouillet wool has thumb holes for easy layering under your ski coat or big puffy, which also keep your wrists warm when the office gets drafty. At 21 microns, the wool is warm but very soft and stretchy, so the piece can be worn as part of your layering system or on its own during active pursuits when the mercury climbs.

The best part: the wool is raised in Lavina, Mont. at the family-owned Lehfeldt Ranch. The garment is sewn and constructed entirely in the US; the Vermont-based Ibex is committed to pursuing a more localized supply chain with their Field to Factory clothing collection. You can look good, stay warm and feel good about spending your hard-earned dough here in the US with the Shak Lite.

shop.ibex.com $150