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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.

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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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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The Overland Track

The Overland Track

January 21, 2019

These Wise Women Walkers take on one of Australia's most iconic treks. And Mother Nature gives them a smorgasbord of weather to deal with.
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Hiking Hot

Hiking Hot

January 08, 2019

We spoke with ioMerino ambassador, Sputnik about his recent trip to Uluru in the Norther Territory, Australia and got him to share his tips for hiking in the warm weather. Find out what he packed and why Merino wool is perfect in the heat.
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A South African Adventure

A South African Adventure

December 02, 2018

Outsider Jodie takes her family on an adventure to South Africa they will never forget! And you can bet she packed her ioMerino.
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Are you ready to hit the trails?

Are you ready to hit the trails?

November 30, 2018

Whether you walk or run, hike or camp, cover one mile or a hundred, our unique Merino Wool thermals have been specially designed to keep you more comfortable than you ever thought possible. So next time you hit the trails, here's what you should take.
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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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Hiker's Guide

Hiker's Guide

November 13, 2018

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Weekend Hike in Colorado

Weekend Hike in Colorado

November 13, 2018

Sometimes, you don't even have to wear your ioMerino to benefit from having it. Read about ioMerino Outsider Heidi weekend micro-adventure.
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New Zealand Adventures

New Zealand Adventures

November 13, 2018

ioMerino Outsider Jodie has the whole ioMerino kit! Find out what her favourite pieces were for her recent adventure to New Zealand.
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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: