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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.

Jess's Bloody Long Run for a cause.

Jess's Bloody Long Run for a cause.

October 29, 2019

Each year The Bloody Long Walk aims to raise money to support people living with mitochondrial disease. This year, it got personal for ioMerino Outsider Jess, who agreed to not only take part, but go even longer to help one of the kids at the local kindergarten. 
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Ultra Trail Australia 2019

Ultra Trail Australia 2019

July 12, 2019

When running long distances, the slightest thing can mess with your head and divert your focus. If you are too busy thinking your top is riding up, your sock slipping, or if you're too hot or cold, your focus is gone and you struggle. We spoke to ioMerino Outsider, Sarah, about her experience running the infamous Ultra Trail Australia 50km and if her ioMerino held up against the long and cold conditions.
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Want to become an ioMerino Outsider?

Want to become an ioMerino Outsider?

February 11, 2019

Want to become the next ioMerino ambassador? Want to review our new products and share your adventures with the world? We’re always on the lookout for people who love being active outdoors, love travelling, exploring and adventures, and of course love ioMerino. If this sounds like you, click here to find out more. 
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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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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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Vancouver to Palm Springs

Vancouver to Palm Springs

January 21, 2019

From snow in Vancouver to hiking in California, find out what ioMerino ambassador Lee Cation can’t live without
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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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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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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 is an 'Outsider'?

What is an 'Outsider'?

January 11, 2019

You may have seen us chucking around the word 'Outsider' a lot lately. You may have even seen some of these 'Outsiders' running, sliding, riding or kayaking through our Instagram feed. But what is an Outsider? And what does it mean to be an Outsider?
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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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Lose Weight This Season

Lose Weight This Season

December 12, 2018

We talked to our ioMerino Outsiders, and came up with a few simple tips and tricks to help you lighten your load when you’re on the go.
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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: