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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.

A world first: full climate control

A world first: full climate control

April 01, 2016

Dial up the level of warmth you need with the world’s first fully temperature controlled thermal merino layer. Turn on the cooling when it’s warm, and dial up the heat when it’s cold.
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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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SLED TRAINING

SLED TRAINING

December 11, 2015

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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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Mira Rai’s Journey to Elite Trail Runner

Mira Rai’s Journey to Elite Trail Runner

March 03, 2015

Mira Rai grew up in a remote village in Eastern Nepal where getting the daily basics like food and water for her family meant walking through rough trails for days at a time. But little did she know it was all part of the journey to get where she is today.
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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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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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Sheep in Space

Sheep in Space

December 19, 2014

As the ioMerino Crew and extended family have done for generations, NASA is now sourcing Merino wool for its natural protective powers and ultimate comfort.
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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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UP THE CREEK IN LAOS

UP THE CREEK IN LAOS

December 04, 2014

ioMerino Ambassador & Extreme Kayaker Chris Baer is no stranger to being up the creek/stream/river in all parts of the world, but on his recent trip to Laos in South East Asia he well and truly took himself, and his ioMerino into uncharted territory. Literally.
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