The Black Sheep

September 01, 2018

The Black Sheep

So you want to be a sheep? Really? Not that we don’t love sheep. We do. After all, where would we be without them? Running around naked in our io without the Merino.

The thing is, if you’re going to be a sheep, at least be the black sheep of the flock. The one who thinks for itself. The one who does things a little bit, or maybe a lot, differently.

At ioMerino, we make clothes for individuals. Independent, free spirited, free thinking, trailblazing individuals. For Outsiders.

 

 

We make clothes that will help you stay warm and comfortable, even when you’re way out of your comfort zone. (Usually in places that are neither warm, nor comfortable!) After all, that’s where the magic happens, right?

We could have made ordinary gear, for ordinary people doing ordinary things. But we didn’t. We made uncompromising, high performance Merino wool thermal layers for uncompromising adventurers.

 

 

But it’s our passion for wool, our genuine love of nature and the outdoors, and our uncompromising commitment to producing the world’s best outdoor layers, that have turned those natural fibres into materials like literally nothing else on Earth.

And it’s those materials we use to make authentic, ioMerino clothing. Clothing made both ethically and sustainably. Protecting the planet’s precious and spectacular natural environment we love exploring so much.

 

 

Yes, we’ve made ioMerino just for you. Because you’re not just like ‘them’. You're an Outsider. Like us.

ioMerino. Premium quality Merino thermal layers. Made from sheep, not for them. (Unless you happen to be a bit of a black sheep, in which case, these are made for you.)

 

Don't be a sheep. Discover our amazing, lightweight, ultra warm and comfortable layers now.



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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: