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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.

Having a Whale of a Time in South Australia

Having a Whale of a Time in South Australia

August 10, 2022

Whale Watching season is well and truly under way here in South Australia wildlife lover, trail runner and official Outsider Sputnik recently took the opportunity to go on a ‘combo-adventure’ doing some whale watching, wildlife photography and trail running. 
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Tower Trail 2022

Tower Trail 2022

July 13, 2022

June saw the sixth running of the Tower Trail Run, in Mt Gambier on South Australia’s Limestone Coast. 
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How To Choose Your Next Race

How To Choose Your Next Race

May 29, 2022

With so many events now on the running calendar, we asked Outsider Sputnik for his best tips on how to choose events when you can’t do them all.
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Group of trail runners outdoors

Get Race Ready

March 18, 2022

Race season is kicking off. And with any luck, this year we’ll have a bunch of actual races. In the real world. With other people. Boom! So it’s time to get ready to go.
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Why our winter clothes are great all year round.

Why our winter clothes are great all year round.

November 15, 2021

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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10 reasons why you need our 'Summerino' Range this summer

10 reasons why you need our 'Summerino' Range this summer

October 27, 2021

Wool might be what you wear to stay warm & comfortable when it’s cold, but did you know Merino is great in warm weather too? Here's 10 reason why you need our Merino gear this summer.
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Say No to Micro Plastics

Say No to Micro Plastics

October 20, 2021

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.
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Do you feel good about your clothes?

Do you feel good about your clothes?

September 28, 2021

There’s no question our clothes feel great when you’re in them. But do your clothes fit your values as well as your body?
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Woman in the snow wearing ioMerino outdoor clothing

Ultra Zip is Ultra Versatile and Cosy

September 01, 2021

The Ultra Zip has the best all around fit for comfort, function, performance and durability that I have found when compared to other brands and styles of wool tops.
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Images from the 7 day lockdown nature challenge

Lockdown Nature Challenge Winners & Highlights

August 19, 2021

When most of Australia was in a lockdown, some for 7 days, some for longer, we put on a little Lockdown Nature Challenge. Here are the winners and if you didn’t catch the daily highlights, then check out the videos here.
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Map showing locations in the world

Where do you want to go with io?

July 27, 2021

Simply tell us in 20 words or less where you want to go right now and why, to be in with the chance to win one of three $100 ioMerino vouchers. 
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A bee pollinating a flower.

The 7 Day Lockdown Nature Challenge

July 20, 2021

With a big chunk of Australia now in Lockdown, we thought what better time to give you a bit of a nature challenge to keep you occupied and focused on how good nature is, and the chance to win some free stuff?
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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 - Celsius 

Made from 45% ultra fine MERINO (Ultra Lightweight 150gsm), 45% natural TENCEL (made from sustainably grown wood fiber), and 10% nylon for extra durability. 

 

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: