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New York Times recommend Merino

February 11, 2014

New York Times recommend Merino

 Taking a trip to New York or another similarly frosty climate? The New York Times (and ioMerino) recommends layers of merino wool to keep you frostbite free and toasty warm in sub-zero temperatures.

The Times state layering is key. Our tips include layering ioMerino's smooth and textured fabrics together to trap your body heat between the layers of clothing while relying on the thermo-dynamic merino wool fabric to give you maximum comfort.

New York Times also strongly advise against wearing cotton (frighteningly named the 'White Death') as it does not have the same temperature regulating and moisture-wicking properties that merino wool has. 

 

Our Brand Manager Emma's perfect New York winter outfit consists of:

 

 

In temperatures of 4 degrees it will take around 30 to 45 minutes for you to get frostbite, the United States National Weather Service said, so don't forget our three golden rules:

2. Layer some more
3. You can never layer too much - it might even save your life!

 

To all our ioMerino Outsiders, friends and customers in the US, we hope you're staying warm - we recommend a stiff drink, hot chocolate and some ioMerino to get you through!

If you want to read the full New York Times article click here.



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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: