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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.

5 reason to buy your warm clothes before it gets cold

5 reason to buy your warm clothes before it gets cold

May 28, 2019

We’re Aussies, so we love summer and we love being warm. When it starts to cool down, we get a bit jittery. Here's our top 5 reasons why you should think about grabbing your warm clothes now, before the cold weather really sets in.
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Less isn’t more. More is more.

Less isn’t more. More is more.

April 01, 2019

While some companies are finding ways to reduce the amount of merino in their clothes, we’ve used a revolutionary new Quantum Knitting technique to add even more Merino for even more comfort and performance. Our new Quantum range has a massive 107% premium merino! Find out more! 

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Meet the non-believers.

Meet the non-believers.

March 15, 2019

Like a lot of people, Stevi-Lee wasn’t convinced our clothes were good value. So naturally we figured she would be the perfect person to reviewer them. If we could convert her, perhaps other customers would believe her rather than the usual claims all companies make about how good their products are. Did we change this ioMerino sceptic into a believer? 

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The stuff some companies don’t like to talk about

The stuff some companies don’t like to talk about

March 07, 2019

Our products are priced based on many factors, and we’re happy to be totally up front about it. If you’ve ever wondered why our clothes cost what they do, or why we often discount less than other companies, you may might find this quite interesting.
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TRSA

Five Peaks Ultra-marathon & SA Trail Running Festival

February 25, 2019

Whether you’re running TRSA Five Peaks or just doing your own thing over the next few months approaching the cooler weather, here are a few pointers on some fully trail tested and ultra comfortable lightweight thermal gear you might find useful on your way.
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5 reasons you need to swap your stinky synthetics for natural Merino

5 reasons you need to swap your stinky synthetics for natural Merino

February 05, 2019

So you love running, or even just being in nature? Fair enough, so do we. Which makes it all the more confusing why people insist on doing it in something so unnatural - like stinky, plastic, synthetic running gear. Here are 5 reasons why you should swap your stinky synthetics for something natural.

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Warming up to wool - summer and winter!

Warming up to wool - summer and winter!

January 21, 2019

Most people think of wool as winter-only wear. But did you know merino wool is also a high-performance material for spring and summer? Yep, you can happily wear wool clothes during the warmer months.
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How to use layers to stay warm

How to use layers to stay warm

January 16, 2019

Discover the seven secrets to using multiple light layers to stay warm without compromising your comfort or movement.
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Why I ditched ioMerino for another brand. And why I’m an idiot for doing it.

Why I ditched ioMerino for another brand. And why I’m an idiot for doing it.

January 13, 2019

ioMerino Outsider, Sputnik get honest about swapping from ioMerino to another brand. And why he think's he's an idiot for doing it...including why a dog attacked him because of it! 

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What would an Australian company know about cold weather?

What would an Australian company know about cold weather?

December 30, 2018

What would an Australian company know about cold weather? We put 140+ years of wool know-how and expertise into creating cold weather clothing that makes you feel like you’re somewhere warm. Yes, it’s premium Aussie Merino. But our real secret is the good old Aussie sunshine we blend into each and every garment we make!
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Are your warm clothes actually making you cold?

Are your warm clothes actually making you cold?

December 14, 2018

The truth is, not all clothes are going to keep you warm - in fact, some of them will make you even colder! So here we debunk a few myths and give you the lowdown on staying warm when it's cold.
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The perfect, all-weather accessory.

The perfect, all-weather accessory.

December 14, 2018

When it comes to must-have gear, the Altitude Neck Tube should be at the top of your list. This great bit of gear is deceptively simple, yet highly versatile and perfect for a range of activities. Find out why our neck tubes are the must-have all-weather accessory.
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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: