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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.

Kayaking Nepal's toughest rapids

Kayaking Nepal's toughest rapids

January 21, 2019

ioMerino outsider Chris Baer needed to overcome more than a few obstacles to catch some of the best rapids in Nepal
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The Overland Track

The Overland Track

January 21, 2019

These Wise Women Walkers take on one of Australia's most iconic treks. And Mother Nature gives them a smorgasbord of weather to deal with.
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Mercer SuperCycle

Mercer SuperCycle

January 21, 2019

Our Head Honcho takes on the multi-day and multi-distance cycling tour leading the peloton home on the Mercer SuperCycle after riding 1,000+kms around South Australia in just 7 days.

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Kayaking in India

Kayaking in India

January 21, 2019

A crazy bus ride, death-defying bridges and some of the world's toughest rapids are all part of the adventure for Outsider Chris.
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African Transitions

African Transitions

January 21, 2019

As an avid lover of skiing, mountaineering and just about anything else to do with the snow or adventure, this ioMerino ambassador is still making time for adventure, despite one major change in her life!
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Vancouver to Palm Springs

Vancouver to Palm Springs

January 21, 2019

From snow in Vancouver to hiking in California, find out what ioMerino ambassador Lee Cation can’t live without
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Sea Cave Adventure

Sea Cave Adventure

January 21, 2019

It took two years and a bit of luck with the weather, but ioMerino ambassador Sputnik finally managed to explore these sea caves in Southern Australia
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Warming up to wool - summer and winter!

Warming up to wool - summer and winter!

January 21, 2019

Most people think of wool as winter-only wear. But did you know merino wool is also a high-performance material for spring and summer? Yep, you can happily wear wool clothes during the warmer months.
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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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How to use layers to stay warm

How to use layers to stay warm

January 16, 2019

Discover the seven secrets to using multiple light layers to stay warm without compromising your comfort or movement.
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Why I ditched ioMerino for another brand. And why I’m an idiot for doing it.

Why I ditched ioMerino for another brand. And why I’m an idiot for doing it.

January 13, 2019

ioMerino Outsider, Sputnik get honest about swapping from ioMerino to another brand. And why he think's he's an idiot for doing it...including why a dog attacked him because of it! 

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What is an 'Outsider'?

What is an 'Outsider'?

January 11, 2019

You may have seen us chucking around the word 'Outsider' a lot lately. You may have even seen some of these 'Outsiders' running, sliding, riding or kayaking through our Instagram feed. But what is an Outsider? And what does it mean to be an Outsider?
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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: