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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.

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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100% Quality for Spinal Cord Injury Sufferer

100% Quality for Spinal Cord Injury Sufferer

May 11, 2014

ioMerino is perfect for the slopes, mountains, water and earth - we already know that. We spoke to spinal cord injury sufferer, Rachel after providing her with some ioMerino layering pieces to find out what worked and why. The answers surprised us and made us understand the phenomenal qualities of wearing merino wool on a daily basis.
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New York Times recommend Merino

New York Times recommend Merino

February 11, 2014

Taking a trip to New York or another similarly frosty climate? The New York Times (and ioMerino) recommends layers of Merino wool to keep you frostbite free and toasty warm in sub-zero temperatures. Find out more on why the Times say layering is key in freezing cold weather.
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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: