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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.

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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Why our winter clothes are great for spring. And summer. And autumn.

Why our winter clothes are great for spring. And summer. And autumn.

September 25, 2019

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.

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A Hiker in Sheep's Clothing

A Hiker in Sheep's Clothing

May 21, 2019

Micro-Adventure Grant winner, Dahn has been fulfilling a life-long dream of hiking 10,000 miles across national scenic trails. Find out what Dahn’s packed for his latest 2,000 km first-of-its-kind Peace Trail hike. 
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The River of the Trembling Spirit - Iceland Traverse 2019

The River of the Trembling Spirit - Iceland Traverse 2019

May 09, 2019

Three Aussie mates, Gareth, Dan and Rich venture into the wilds of Iceland, facing polar conditions on the Vatnajokull ice cap and freezing waters on the river, completely unsupported, with no outside help for a month. Find out what they packed and how to plan to tackle their Iceland traverse. 

#TheRiverOfTheTremblingSpirit

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THE END OF SOLARIUM

THE END OF SOLARIUM

February 26, 2019

Recently we announced the ioMerino MicroAdventure Grant and went in search of two worthy recipients. Meet winner number one, Allison. Allison used to MircoAdventure Grant to head to Bishop, CA to go bouldering and conquer a V4 climb she had her eye on for 3 years.
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Why im walking across America for the third time

Why im walking across America for the third time

February 06, 2019

The first question ioMerino ambassador Paul gets asked when he talks about hiking across America is "Why?". Why would someone want to spend six months hiking two thousand plus miles in the woods? Find out why Paul loves long-distance hiking and what in store for him next.
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Let's Go!

Let's Go!

January 31, 2019

Our Merino Wool thermals have travelled all around the world. From Antarctica to  Death Valley and Kilimanjaro, you name it, we've been there keeping you warm. Merino Wool is the perfect travel companion, so wherever you're travelling and whatever you're doing, we've got the perfect Merino wool thermal layer for you. Read about why you need to pack your Merino for your next adventure. 
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Kayaking in India

Kayaking in India

January 21, 2019

A crazy bus ride, death-defying bridges and some of the world's toughest rapids are all part of the adventure for Outsider Chris.
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The Ultimate Outdoor Test

The Ultimate Outdoor Test

December 17, 2018

The team behind Outdoor Gear TV review the ioMerino Altitude Zip to see what all the hype was about.
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Outdoor Reviews

Outdoor Reviews

December 17, 2018

We love it when people all over the world are wearing ioMerino during their adventures. We love it, even more, when they send us pictures of those adventures and tell us how much they liked wearing their ioMerino along the way. Here's a selection of some of our favourite ones!
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Walking Around the World

Walking Around the World

December 12, 2018

What does it take to walk around the world? We catch up with someone who's doing it. For a second time.

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The Adventures of Irwin

The Adventures of Irwin

December 03, 2018

See what adventures ioMerino's only canine Outsider gets up to in the Colorado Summer!
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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 - 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: