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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 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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Ultra Marathon Heartbreak

Ultra Marathon Heartbreak

January 21, 2019

This incredible story of heartbreak and suffering will sound all too familiar to the trail runners and extreme athletes out there. Did Tor Des Geants defeat Sandra Suckling? Defeat? No such thing!
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Are you ready to hit the trails?

Are you ready to hit the trails?

November 30, 2018

Whether you walk or run, hike or camp, cover one mile or a hundred, our unique Merino Wool thermals have been specially designed to keep you more comfortable than you ever thought possible. So next time you hit the trails, here's what you should take.
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Pre-Race Preparation

Pre-Race Preparation

November 28, 2018

The trail running and ultra marathons requires a lot of pre-race preparation. ioMerino got together with their trail running friends to give you their top 5 pre-race tips. Find out what you didn't know you needed! 
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Ultra Trail Australia Mandatory Gear Approved

Ultra Trail Australia Mandatory Gear Approved

November 28, 2018

Thinking of running the Ultra Trail Australia? While we can't run for you, but as far as staying warm, comfortable, and safe during your training and the race, we have you covered. We list run you through which of our products are UTA mandatory gear compliant, approved and recommended.
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The Ultimate Gear Guide for Runners Training For UTA

The Ultimate Gear Guide for Runners Training For UTA

November 12, 2018

Choosing what to wear on the trails can be difficult, especially when you start to experience all 4 seasons in a day. So we've put together the Ultimate Gear Guide for runners who are training for the UTA, or any other Ultra, to make your experience warm and comfortable. Find out exactly what layers you should add to your mixed weather wardrobe.
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TRSA

Five Peaks Ultra-marathon & SA Trail Running Festival

November 01, 2018

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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Are you ready to run?

Are you ready to run?

November 01, 2018

Looking for running clothes? We has them! Whether you’re running on the road or the trails, out early or late, day or night, fast or slow, we've got the perfect high-performance Merino Wool Thermal layers for you. If you'd like expert advice from our trail running team, look no further.
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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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Altitude Zip Review

Altitude Zip Review

August 01, 2018

American distance runner Dane Rauschenberg reviews a few our base layers to see what all the hype was about!
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Playing for sheep stations

Playing for sheep stations

August 22, 2017

Jupiter Creek 6 hour Rogaine by Sally Caston
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Why do we do this?

Why do we do this?

August 01, 2017

ioMerino Outsider Kyle Williams knows all about testing himself, having completed some incredible adventures over the past few years. But the question is: why? Here he tackles that often asked question
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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: