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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.

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 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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Mercer SuperCycle

Mercer SuperCycle

January 21, 2019

Our Head Honcho takes on the multi-day and multi-distance cycling tour leading the peloton home on the Mercer SuperCycle after riding 1,000+kms around South Australia in just 7 days.

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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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The Ultimate Outdoor Test

The Ultimate Outdoor Test

December 17, 2018

The team behind Outdoor Gear TV review the ioMerino Altitude Zip to see what all the hype was about.
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Outdoor Reviews

Outdoor Reviews

December 17, 2018

We love it when people all over the world are wearing ioMerino during their adventures. We love it, even more, when they send us pictures of those adventures and tell us how much they liked wearing their ioMerino along the way. Here's a selection of some of our favourite ones!
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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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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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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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24 Hour Obstacle Course Racing World Championships

24 Hour Obstacle Course Racing World Championships

November 13, 2018

This month’s 'Share Your Adventure' comes from Scott and Michael, a team of two who competed against teams of 4 in the 24 Hour Obstacle Course Racing World Championships, with the help from ioMerino, they were able to overcome some of the toughest obstacles

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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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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: