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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.

What would an Australian company know about cold weather?

What would an Australian company know about cold weather?

December 30, 2018

What would an Australian company know about cold weather? We put 140+ years of wool know-how and expertise into creating cold weather clothing that makes you feel like you’re somewhere warm. Yes, it’s premium Aussie Merino. But our real secret is the good old Aussie sunshine we blend into each and every garment we make!
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ioMerino to the rescue

ioMerino to the rescue

December 12, 2018

The dangers of hidden crevasses, extreme cold, changeable weather and altitude illness can take their toll on those who approach the peak. Outsider Andrew Peacock completed a stint as a voluntary medical ranger on the first patrol of the season, and it was a physically and mentally challenging few weeks.

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Are you ready to hit the slopes?

Are you ready to hit the slopes?

November 01, 2018

Whether you're a pro or slightly less so, our lightweight merino thermal base layers are the perfect choice for all our mountain and backcountry adventures. Easily layer up or down to keep comfortable and dry in any type of mountain weather. ioMerino is the first choice when it comes to snow thermals.
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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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Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

August 31, 2017

The key to trekking is preparation - pack minimal, but enough good quality layers of clothes that can save your life… literally.
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Epic Commando Run

Epic Commando Run

August 03, 2017

Find out what happens when Shane Hutton swaps his bike for some skis for this adventure in the backcountry.
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Lady of the Ice

Lady of the Ice

July 02, 2017

Sisters, Elina and Johanna live on the island, Lauttasaari, in Helsinki. Water is a passion for both of them. Elina is a professional photographer and Johanna is a world record holder in ice diving and also a designer, so the art they create together is very important for them both.
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Life after Sochi Winter Olympics

Life after Sochi Winter Olympics

February 12, 2015

Growing up, Emily Bamford reached a crossroads where she had to choose between professional horse riding and ski racing. On the anniversary of the Sochi, we catch up with Winter Olympian, Emily to talk about life choices, chasing your dreams and staying warm in ioMerino base layers
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SPRING SKIING IN JAPAN

SPRING SKIING IN JAPAN

December 19, 2014

There’s plenty of places you can hit the slopes comes Winter time, but when it comes to exotic locations, Japan is hard to beat. And Spring is one of the greatest times to check it out and experience bluebird days. Find out what to do, where to go, and of course what ioMerino thermals to wear on the slopes!
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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: