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December 19, 2014


There’s plenty of places you can hit the slopes comes Winter, but when it comes to exotic locations, Japan is hard to beat. And Spring is one of the greatest times to check it out and experience “bluebird days” - a day filled with bright sunshine and blue skies right after mighty Mother Nature has dumped a fresh load of powder snow.



When it comes to getting all the in-the-know information, our friends at Liquid Snow Tours are the people to speak to. They’ve put together an awesome eBook that includes resort info on all the hot spots - Hakuba, Niseko, Furano, Nozawa Onsen, Myoko Kogen, Shiga Kogen, Appi Kogen and Madaro. Head on over to their website and download their eBook for the best local recommendations, trail maps and secret spots.

They assure us that while you’ll still benefit from wearing your super soft, warm and comfortable ioMerino thermal Merino base layers, the weather is actually much milder in Spring too. Plus, there are less crowds, no line-ups at the lifts and without the Winter blizzards, you can even see where you’re skiing! Which can certainly come in handy?



They have a great range of tours to choose from, and if you’re the kind of person who likes a bit of adventure, but prefers the arrangements to be easy, they have some fantastic all-inclusive options available so literally everything is taken care of for you. There's no need to be overwhelmed by the choice of ski schools, what and where to hire, where to stay or eat, or how to get there. The only decision you’ll have to make is what colour ioMerino base layers you want, and you’re ready to go.


Check out our full suggestion list about what to wear for skiing and snowboarding 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.



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: