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Welcome to the Zone, where we share all sorts of inspiring stories about who’s doing what outside, including our ioMerino Outsiders. There’s also helpful information about the products, as well as special offers and competitions. Plus anything else we think will stir your adventurous soul. We also collect pictures of you guys wearing your ioMerino gear out and about, so feel free to email us your pictures or stories (there’s a little thank you bonus if we use your story!) and share them on social media - just remember to tag us so we see them. Thanks again for being a fellow Outsider.

Less isn’t more. More is more.

Less isn’t more. More is more.

April 01, 2019

While some companies are finding ways to reduce the amount of merino in their clothes, we’ve used a revolutionary new Quantum Knitting technique to add even more Merino for even more comfort and performance. Our new Quantum range has a massive 107% premium merino! Find out more! 

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Conquering Tokyo & The Rain.

Conquering Tokyo & The Rain.

March 28, 2019

We spoke to marathoner Andrea about her recent trip to run the Tokyo Marathon in what turned out to be some very ordinary weather. Or course, she was prepared with her ioMerino so she wasn’t too fazed, but here’s what she had to say about her race, and the rest of her trip to Japan.
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Meet the non-believers.

Meet the non-believers.

March 15, 2019

Like a lot of people, Stevi-Lee wasn’t convinced our clothes were good value. So naturally we figured she would be the perfect person to reviewer them. If we could convert her, perhaps other customers would believe her rather than the usual claims all companies make about how good their products are. Did we change this ioMerino sceptic into a believer? 

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The stuff some companies don’t like to talk about

The stuff some companies don’t like to talk about

March 07, 2019

Our products are priced based on many factors, and we’re happy to be totally up front about it. If you’ve ever wondered why our clothes cost what they do, or why we often discount less than other companies, you may might find this quite interesting.
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THE END OF SOLARIUM

THE END OF SOLARIUM

February 26, 2019

Recently we announced the ioMerino MicroAdventure Grant and went in search of two worthy recipients. Meet winner number one, Allison. Allison used to MircoAdventure Grant to head to Bishop, CA to go bouldering and conquer a V4 climb she had her eye on for 3 years.
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TRSA

Five Peaks Ultra-marathon & SA Trail Running Festival

February 25, 2019

Whether you’re running TRSA Five Peaks or just doing your own thing over the next few months approaching the cooler weather, here are a few pointers on some fully trail tested and ultra comfortable lightweight thermal gear you might find useful on your way.
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Want to become an ioMerino Outsider?

Want to become an ioMerino Outsider?

February 11, 2019

Want to become the next ioMerino ambassador? Want to review our new products and share your adventures with the world? We’re always on the lookout for people who love being active outdoors, love travelling, exploring and adventures, and of course love ioMerino. If this sounds like you, click here to find out more. 
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Why im walking across America for the third time

Why im walking across America for the third time

February 06, 2019

The first question ioMerino ambassador Paul gets asked when he talks about hiking across America is "Why?". Why would someone want to spend six months hiking two thousand plus miles in the woods? Find out why Paul loves long-distance hiking and what in store for him next.
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5 reasons you need to swap your stinky synthetics for natural Merino

5 reasons you need to swap your stinky synthetics for natural Merino

February 05, 2019

So you love running, or even just being in nature? Fair enough, so do we. Which makes it all the more confusing why people insist on doing it in something so unnatural - like stinky, plastic, synthetic running gear. Here are 5 reasons why you should swap your stinky synthetics for something natural.

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For the love of parkrun

For the love of parkrun

February 01, 2019

This month’s Share Your Adventure $50 Voucher winner goes to Susan who recently found her love for Parkrun and the true benefits of our Summerino range. Check out her story here and find out how to earn yourself a $50 ioMerino voucher.
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Let's Go!

Let's Go!

January 31, 2019

Our Merino Wool thermals have travelled all around the world. From Antarctica to  Death Valley and Kilimanjaro, you name it, we've been there keeping you warm. Merino Wool is the perfect travel companion, so wherever you're travelling and whatever you're doing, we've got the perfect Merino wool thermal layer for you. Read about why you need to pack your Merino for your next adventure. 
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Kayaking Nepal's toughest rapids

Kayaking Nepal's toughest rapids

January 21, 2019

ioMerino outsider Chris Baer needed to overcome more than a few obstacles to catch some of the best rapids in Nepal
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Fabric Guide

While Merino is an amazing natural fibre, not all Merino fabrics are created equal. At ioMerino, we make our own fabrics, using only the best quality fibres, and to very specific specifications that make the most of the natural benefits of Merino. All of them are 'Merino rich’. No cheap blends passed off as Merino. No cheaper scratchy fibres or synthetic substitutes to save money. No unethical production. And each fabric is made for a specific purpose. So if you see something with a small amount of elastase or nylon added, you can be sure it absolutely needs to be there to enhance the natural stretch and durability. 

It took every bit of our 140 years of experience in the wool industry to perfect our fabrics, but we think you’ll agree the end result was more than worth the effort.

Ethically Made. Ethically Sourced. Perfectly Natural. 

 

Altitude / Zodiac

Lightweight 170gsm 96% Australian Merino Wool with 4% elastane for extra stretch and comfort. A MicroMerino® Fabric. 

 

Ultra / Universal

Lightweight 160gsm 83% Australian Merino Wool blended with 12% nylon blended for extra durability and 5% Elastane for stretch and comfort.

 

Chaser

Midweight 265gsm 96% Australian Merino Wool with 4% elastane for extra stretch and comfort. A MicroMerino® Fabric. 

 

Summerino - Keystone 

Ultra Lightweight 150gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric. 

 

Merino Compression

Midweight 280gsm 76% Australian Merino Wool, 15% Elastane and 9% Nylon for extra stretch and compression properties.

 

Vital

Ultra lightweight ribbed 155gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino®  Fabric. 

 

Summit

Outer Weight 280gsm Fleece 100% Australian Merino Wool. MicroMerino®  Fabric. 

 

Pinnacle

Midweight 260gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino®  Fabric. 

 

Elemental 

Midweight 260gsm waffle texture 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino®  Fabric. 

 

Stride / Glacier / Velocity

Midweight 255gsm French Terry 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino®  Fabric. 

 

Natural Merino Wool benefits: