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Mercer SuperCycle

January 21, 2019

Mercer SuperCycle

We’ll try not to talk our head honcho David Michell up too much so he doesn't get a big head, but we have to give him a bit of a shout out as he led the peloton home on the Mercer SuperCycle after riding 1,000+kms around South Australia in just 7 days.




The Mercer SuperCycle is a fully supported multi-day and multi-distance cycling tour through regional South Australia. And the 'fun' of riding 1,000kms aside, it's designed to raise money to help support cancer sufferers so it's also a very good cause. It's a team-based event that takes riders through some of the most scenic regions of rural South Australia.




After an early Saturday morning start in light drizzle, they went on to tour past the most picturesque and diverse countryside in South Australia, riding about 150km each day from Adelaide > Wirrina > Murray Bridge > Tanunda > Burra > Wallaroo > Clare > and finally finishing up on the outskirts of Adelaide - ioMerino home territory.

While the rest of us were sitting at our desks at work, David spent his week on a one of a kind cycling adventure, and of course, stayed warm and comfortable in his new Vital Cycle Tank (under his lyrca) the whole time. If you haven't had the pleasure of wearing one of our MicroMerino® layers, you may not know how comfortable, well made and reliable they are. By the time the ride came to an end, David had certainly converted a bunch of other riders, so perhaps it's time for you to give it a shot as well. The Vital layers are super soft, super comfortable and streamlined enough to add an awesome layer of warmth underneath even the most snug riding kit.

Massive shout out to all the riders who finished - and helped raise almost $400,000 for The Hospital Research Foundation in the process!




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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.



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.



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



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



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



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: