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Welcome to the Zone, where we share all sorts of inspiring stories about who’s doing what outside, including our ioMerino Outsiders. There’s also helpful information about the products, as well as special offers and competitions. Plus anything else we think will stir your adventurous soul. We also collect pictures of you guys wearing your ioMerino gear out and about, so feel free to email us your pictures or stories (there’s a little thank you bonus if we use your story!) and share them on social media - just remember to tag us so we see them. Thanks again for being a fellow Outsider.

Every wondered why io don’t go on sale more often?

Every wondered why io don’t go on sale more often?

May 18, 2021

As Outsiders, we pride ourselves on doing things a bit differently, and we know the people who like us and like our products, understand and appreciate that.
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When is the best time to buy your warm clothing for the cold weather?

When is the best time to buy your warm clothing for the cold weather?

March 08, 2021

The cold weather is coming. We all know what’s on its way. In fact, depending on where you live, it’s already arrived. So when is the best time to buy your warm clothes for the season?
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All natural, comfortable and temperature regulating track pants

The "Tracky Dack Challenge"

September 18, 2020

Here in Australia, we call them 'Tracky Dacks' and our natural merino track pants are your beauty bottle. Find out what that means and why our 100% Merino Tracksuit Pants are better than the rest.

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Do you feel good about your clothes?

Do you feel good about your clothes?

January 29, 2020

There’s no question our clothes feel great when you’re in them. But do your clothes fit your values as well as your body?
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Super natural. Not superficial.

Super natural. Not superficial.

October 16, 2019

Isn't it time we all made smarter choices about what we wear and why? We go through some of the reasons people are rethinking what they wear, choosing natural merino wool for their outdoor adventures, and why they go with io.
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Say No to Micro Plastics

Say No to Micro Plastics

September 04, 2019

We all know plastic is a problem. Single use plastic. Plastic bottles. Plastic bags. And plastic clothes.You may not call them ‘plastic’, but those synthetic clothes - polyester etc - contribute up to 35% of microplastics polluting the oceans. Find out how wearing ioMerino can help avoid you contributing to this problem!
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The 7 most important things you need to know about layering

The 7 most important things you need to know about layering

August 09, 2019

When it comes to staying warm, bigger isn’t better. In fact, the experts agree lightweight layers are not only more comfortable, they are actually more effective than bulky layers. Find out the 7 most important things you need to know about layering your Merino gear for maximum warmth and comfort.
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Why don't more people run in merino?

Why don't more people run in merino?

July 30, 2019

If Merino is so great for running and other outdoor adventure sports, why don’t most of the major running brands in the world use it in their clothing? Find out the real reason here.
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Less isn’t more. More is more.

Less isn’t more. More is more.

April 01, 2019

While some companies are finding ways to reduce the amount of merino in their clothes, we’ve used a revolutionary new Quantum Knitting technique to add even more Merino for even more comfort and performance. Our new Quantum range has a massive 107% premium merino! Find out more! 

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The stuff some companies don’t like to talk about

The stuff some companies don’t like to talk about

March 07, 2019

Our products are priced based on many factors, and we’re happy to be totally up front about it. If you’ve ever wondered why our clothes cost what they do, or why we often discount less than other companies, you may might find this quite interesting.
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Want to become an ioMerino Outsider?

Want to become an ioMerino Outsider?

February 11, 2019

Want to become the next ioMerino ambassador? Want to review our new products and share your adventures with the world? We’re always on the lookout for people who love being active outdoors, love travelling, exploring and adventures, and of course love ioMerino. If this sounds like you, click here to find out more. 
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5 reasons you need to swap your stinky synthetics for natural Merino

5 reasons you need to swap your stinky synthetics for natural Merino

February 05, 2019

So you love running, or even just being in nature? Fair enough, so do we. Which makes it all the more confusing why people insist on doing it in something so unnatural - like stinky, plastic, synthetic running gear. Here are 5 reasons why you should swap your stinky synthetics for something natural.

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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: