By ioMerino Outsider Jens
"What a summer! I've been kayaking along the coast of Zealand - the largest island of Denmark. Clearwater and a lot of sun - and due to a historically warm summer in Denmark, our biggest concern was the sun. From our self-made kayaks, or baidarkas, we experienced the beautiful nature and small towns along the coast.
Our red cap looks and feels like a regular cap, but delivers the thermo-regulating ‘insulation’ qualities of our merino wool garments!
I have also been working this summer, and luckily my work is outside and takes place in the beautiful scenery in the Norwegian mountains. Two times this summer, I've had the pleasure of guiding people around in Jotunheimen, a national park with over 80 mountains. An 8-day roundtrip with no re-supplying and every night in a tent. Most of the participants didn't have any experience with long hikes, and it was a pleasure to be the one who introduced the people to both the nature of Norway and how to "survive" on a long hiking trip. The purpose of the trips was also to fish in the streams and high-altitude lakes, and we caught a lot of small trout."
Jens is wearing his exclusive OUTSIDER Ultra tee. Check out the whole range here!
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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.
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.
Lightweight 170gsm 96% Australian Merino Wool with 4% elastane for extra stretch and comfort. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
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.
Made from 45% ultra fine MERINO (Ultra Lightweight 150gsm), 45% natural TENCEL (made from sustainably grown wood fiber), and 10% nylon for extra durability.
Ultra Lightweight 150gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
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. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 260gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 260gsm waffle texture 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 255gsm French Terry 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.