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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.

ioMerino New Year Challenge

Let's Go! New Year Challenge

December 09, 2020

Looking to kiss (or maybe kick) 2020 goodbye? Aren’t we all? This is your chance to get off to a great start in 2021 and get some pretty sweet bling for your efforts with our New Year Challenge. 
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The Cycling Adventure That Hit A Major COVID- 19 Roadblock

The Cycling Adventure That Hit A Major COVID- 19 Roadblock

May 27, 2020

An epic 3,000km bike packing trip from Cape Reinga on the very north tip of New Zealand, to Bluff in the south. Andrew knew there would be plenty of challenges along the way, but he certainly wasn’t expecting to ride head on into the chaos of a global pandemic.
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Outsiders pre-event briefing with image of Head Honcho David MIchell

Pre-event briefing

May 26, 2020

Hi all, and thanks for coming. Even though you’re there, and we’re here, we’re all in this, and this challenge, together now. So this is the bit where in the good old days, we would have been milling around before the event, a bit nervous, a bit excited...
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ioMerino Outsiders Winter Challenge

Outsiders Winter Challenge

May 20, 2020

It can be tough to stay motivated through Winter, even more so this year when so many events have been cancelled. But don’t worry, the ioMerino Outsiders Winter Challenge is here too keep you inspired, motivated and ready to earn some bling.
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Mercer SuperCycle

Mercer SuperCycle

January 21, 2019

Our Head Honcho takes on the multi-day and multi-distance cycling tour leading the peloton home on the Mercer SuperCycle after riding 1,000+kms around South Australia in just 7 days.

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Cold Weather Cycling

Cold Weather Cycling

December 17, 2018

We know cyclists love lycra. But in the cooler weather, a layer of ioMerino will keep you comfortable for longer. Keeps you warm without overheating. Makes chilly mornings infinitely more bearable. Add our natural, high performance merino layers to your kit today.
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The Munda Biddi trail

The Munda Biddi trail

November 28, 2018

What is the key to a successful and enjoyable bike-packing trip? Lightweight packing! We asked Dave from the Adventure Racing team, BMX Bandits, to take the ioMerino Cycling Jersey for a spin on his latest bike-packing trip, here is what he has to say.
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The Hole Truth

The Hole Truth

August 01, 2018

It’s time to get real, be natural, and save the planet according to ioMerino ambassador Sputnik. He tells it like it is, and what to do if, Heaven forbid, you find a hole in one of your beloved Merino tops. It’s time we all thought about what he calls ’the hole truth’.

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My Choice For Multi-Sport Racing

My Choice For Multi-Sport Racing

July 19, 2018

It started with a kayak in the fog and finished with a ride in the hot sun. So what did I wear? ioMerino Outsider Sputnik talks us through his latest multi-sport race, and what he chose to wear and why.
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November 11, 2016

While getting lost in an unfamiliar country would be considered a failure to some, this month’s $50 voucher winners tell us how it was navigational issues that lead them to discover something awesome!
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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 - 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.



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: