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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.

6ft Track Trail Marathon

6ft Track Trail Marathon

April 05, 2016

It’s one of the most famous trail runs in Australia and this year served up severe weather warnings on top of all the usual challenges. Trail runner and ioMerino Outsider Sarah had some pretty lofty goals, but a freak lightning storm and shoe sucking mud pits threatened to derail everything.
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Tassie Trail Fest

Tassie Trail Fest

March 23, 2016

Tassie Trail Fest is a beast that will grind you into the ground one gentle bit of trail at a time. Those 3 days of trail madness will chew you up and spit you out.
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56KM ULTRA TRAIL ACTION

56KM ULTRA TRAIL ACTION

October 02, 2015

The Yurrebilla 56k Ultra (Y56K) is the jewel in South Australia’s trail running crown and takes in some of the state’s most picturesque near-city trails. Hear about how ioMerino ambassador, Sputnik went, what he wore and why he loves the race. 
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The Peak To Peak Adventure

The Peak To Peak Adventure

August 22, 2015

Dubbed ‘The Peak To Peak Adventure’, ioMerino Outsider Kyle William's goal was to beat the existing world record to climb the highest peak in each Australian state and territory.
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EMU RUNS TRAIL RACE

EMU RUNS TRAIL RACE

August 11, 2015

Mt Misery isn’t the most optimistically named place for a trail running event, but when it comes to picturesque Australian trails, it’s right on the money.
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Making Trails in Nepal

Making Trails in Nepal

January 20, 2015

We caught up with Richard Ball, founder of Trail Running Nepal, to talk about adventure, mountains and, of course, his thoughts on wearing Merino for the very first time during a 200+km race through the Himalayas.
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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: