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.

Having a Whale of a Time in South Australia

Having a Whale of a Time in South Australia

August 10, 2022

Whale Watching season is well and truly under way here in South Australia wildlife lover, trail runner and official Outsider Sputnik recently took the opportunity to go on a ‘combo-adventure’ doing some whale watching, wildlife photography and trail running. 
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Tower Trail 2022

Tower Trail 2022

July 13, 2022

June saw the sixth running of the Tower Trail Run, in Mt Gambier on South Australia’s Limestone Coast. 
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How To Choose Your Next Race

How To Choose Your Next Race

May 29, 2022

With so many events now on the running calendar, we asked Outsider Sputnik for his best tips on how to choose events when you can’t do them all.
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A bee pollinating a flower.

The 7 Day Lockdown Nature Challenge

July 20, 2021

With a big chunk of Australia now in Lockdown, we thought what better time to give you a bit of a nature challenge to keep you occupied and focused on how good nature is, and the chance to win some free stuff?
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Five Peaks Trail Running Festival

Five Peaks Trail Running Festival

March 30, 2021

Running events are back in Australia in a big way and to kick off what is pretty much the official start of the running season here in South Australia, the Five Peaks Trail Running Festival really turned it on. The ioMerino team were there from start to finish.
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Lost in Outback Australia

Lost in Outback Australia

June 04, 2016

As an official sponsor of the SA Rogaining State Champs, it was awesome to have ioMerino ambassador Sally and 'Team ioMerino' there. They competed in the 24 hour Rogaine, staying out all night and all day.  Safe to say they were glad they had their ioMerino layers at night but didn’t overheat during the hot sunny day?

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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: