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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.

Kayaking Nepal's toughest rapids

Kayaking Nepal's toughest rapids

January 21, 2019

ioMerino outsider Chris Baer needed to overcome more than a few obstacles to catch some of the best rapids in Nepal
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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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Sea Cave Adventure

Sea Cave Adventure

January 21, 2019

It took two years and a bit of luck with the weather, but ioMerino ambassador Sputnik finally managed to explore these sea caves in Southern Australia
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Summer of Kayaking in Denmark

Summer of Kayaking in Denmark

November 13, 2018

ioMerino Outsider Jens treks the Norweigan wilderness and shows the group he is guiding how to survive in the backcountry.
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Arizona's Paddling Adventure

Arizona's Paddling Adventure

October 01, 2018

Arizona's paddling season may be short, but Outsider Chris was still able to catch a few last minute paddles
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Preparing for Adventure

Preparing for Adventure

October 01, 2018

Adventure racing comes in many different flavours, and every event is unique. We asked these adventure racers "What do you pack?"

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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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Jungle Kayak and Mountain Race

Jungle Kayak and Mountain Race

February 01, 2017

ioMerino ambassador Sputnik’s Cambodian adventure continues and this time he’s kayaking through the jungle and running a Half Marathon on top of a mountain.

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Adventure Racing World Championships

Adventure Racing World Championships

December 17, 2016

This team of hardcore Aussie Adventurers recently competed in the brutal Adventure World Racing Champs. Check out their full race recap here!
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UP THE CREEK IN LAOS

UP THE CREEK IN LAOS

December 04, 2014

ioMerino Ambassador & Extreme Kayaker Chris Baer is no stranger to being up the creek/stream/river in all parts of the world, but on his recent trip to Laos in South East Asia he well and truly took himself, and his ioMerino into uncharted territory. Literally.
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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: