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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.

Why our winter clothes are great for spring. And summer. And autumn.

Why our winter clothes are great for spring. And summer. And autumn.

September 25, 2019

Some people think ioMerino is only for winter. Wrong! They’re brilliant for the in-between seasons and well into summer too. We’ll tell you 10 things you may not have considered when you were planning what to wear Outside when winter comes to an end and it's time to defrost.

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Say No to Micro Plastics

Say No to Micro Plastics

September 04, 2019

We all know plastic is a problem. Single use plastic. Plastic bottles. Plastic bags. And plastic clothes.You may not call them ‘plastic’, but those synthetic clothes - polyester etc - contribute up to 35% of microplastics polluting the oceans. Find out how wearing ioMerino can help avoid you contributing to this problem!
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The 7 most important things you need to know about layering

The 7 most important things you need to know about layering

August 09, 2019

When it comes to staying warm, bigger isn’t better. In fact, the experts agree lightweight layers are not only more comfortable, they are actually more effective than bulky layers. Find out the 7 most important things you need to know about layering your Merino gear for maximum warmth and comfort.
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Why don't more people run in merino?

Why don't more people run in merino?

July 30, 2019

If Merino is so great for running and other outdoor adventure sports, why don’t most of the major running brands in the world use it in their clothing? Find out the real reason here.
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Ultra Trail Australia 2019

Ultra Trail Australia 2019

July 12, 2019

When running long distances, the slightest thing can mess with your head and divert your focus. If you are too busy thinking your top is riding up, your sock slipping, or if you're too hot or cold, your focus is gone and you struggle. We spoke to ioMerino Outsider, Sarah, about her experience running the infamous Ultra Trail Australia 50km and if her ioMerino held up against the long and cold conditions.
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Are your Leggings Impostors?

Are your Leggings Impostors?

July 03, 2019

It's time to learn the difference between thermal leggings and the rest! Not all leggings are created equal. But if it’s warm legs you want, this is what you need to know. We break down the differences between cotton, compression, synthetics and merino leggings, and why Merino always wins.
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Are you ready to hit the slopes?

Are you ready to hit the slopes?

June 12, 2019

Whether you're a pro or slightly less so, our lightweight merino thermal base layers are the perfect choice for all our mountain and backcountry adventures. Easily layer up or down to keep comfortable and dry in any type of mountain weather. ioMerino is the first choice when it comes to snow thermals.
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5 reason to buy your warm clothes before it gets cold

5 reason to buy your warm clothes before it gets cold

May 28, 2019

We’re Aussies, so we love summer and we love being warm. When it starts to cool down, we get a bit jittery. Here's our top 5 reasons why you should think about grabbing your warm clothes now, before the cold weather really sets in.
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A Hiker in Sheep's Clothing

A Hiker in Sheep's Clothing

May 21, 2019

Micro-Adventure Grant winner, Dahn has been fulfilling a life-long dream of hiking 10,000 miles across national scenic trails. Find out what Dahn’s packed for his latest 2,000 km first-of-its-kind Peace Trail hike. 
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The River of the Trembling Spirit - Iceland Traverse 2019

The River of the Trembling Spirit - Iceland Traverse 2019

May 09, 2019

Three Aussie mates, Gareth, Dan and Rich venture into the wilds of Iceland, facing polar conditions on the Vatnajokull ice cap and freezing waters on the river, completely unsupported, with no outside help for a month. Find out what they packed and how to plan to tackle their Iceland traverse. 

#TheRiverOfTheTremblingSpirit

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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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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: