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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.

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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The Outsiders: Meet 'Smurph'

The Outsiders: Meet 'Smurph'

September 27, 2018

Meet ioMerino Sarah 'Smurph'. Environmental Engineer, Cat Lover, Rogainer, Trail Runner.  Learn more about what makes Smurph such a true ioMerino Outsider - from her job to her passion for trail running and rogaining. 
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The Outsiders: Meet Jess

The Outsiders: Meet Jess

September 01, 2018

Meet ioMerino Outsider Jess - Teacher. Dad. Trail Runner and now Ultra Runner.
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The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep

September 01, 2018

At ioMerino, we make clothes for individuals. Independent, free spirited, free thinking, trailblazing individuals. For Outsiders. If you’re going to be a sheep, at least be the black sheep of the flock. At ioMerino we don’t make clothes for sheep, we make them from sheep! Are you a sheep?
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Wear one. Don't be one.

Wear one. Don't be one.

September 01, 2018

Anyone can be part of the flock, buy what everyone else is buying, and be perfectly, ignorantly happy. That’s not what ioMerino is about. We’re for the brave, adventurous souls who blaze their own trails, explore new horizons and go one step beyond. At ioMerino we don’t make clothes for sheep, we make them from sheep.
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Shadow of Mt Rainier

Shadow of Mt Rainier

August 29, 2018

Find out what happens to outdoor adventurer and ioMerino Outsider, Sabina, when faced with an equipment failure half way up an 11,000+ft mountain.
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MEMORIES THAT LAST FOREVER

MEMORIES THAT LAST FOREVER

August 29, 2018

Our Mongrels are anything but ordinary, and for Outsider Hailey, the memories that go with them are pretty special too. She’s been on some pretty epic adventures with her Mongrel, and here she takes us through 5 of the best.

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The Outsiders: Meet Kat

The Outsiders: Meet Kat

August 29, 2018

Meeting ioMerino Kat, ex-chef, now personal trainer, snowboarder, trail runner and dog lover, Kat tells us a bit about how she made her way from the kitchen to Outside.
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Into Morocco

Into Morocco

August 29, 2018

They’re on the road again, this time returning to Morocco. The Altripiani Project take us through their most recent adventure where they had the privilege to stay with some of the locals.
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5 Peaks Ultra-marathon

5 Peaks Ultra-marathon

August 27, 2018

From a cold morning to heavy rain the first running of this Ultra had it all. ioMerino Outsider Jess tells us all about his race, the gear he used and how it performed.
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Kyle Vs 'The Donna'

Kyle Vs 'The Donna'

August 26, 2018

It’s all fun and games until you're hiking up one of Australia’s toughest mountain trails! ioMerino Outsider Kyle takes his adventure to new heights!
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Passion For Running

Passion For Running

August 26, 2018

It was never going to be easy, and ioMerino Outsider Emma shares the challenges, the ups and the downs she faced when running her first 100km race in the world famous Flinders Rangers.

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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: