I am blessed to be as bald as a badger and I live in the Adelaide Hills so I am a very discerning reviewer of beanies - I own 8 beanies. My IO beanie is, without any doubt, THE best beanie I own. Last year I purchased a lovely Alpaca beanie for a much higher price and although it is a good beanie, it does not compare to my IO beanie. The thing about IO products is that they do what they are meant to do - they are the most effective brand of merino clothing I have purchased. There are other merino products, there are cheaper merino products - but there are none better than IO Merino. You get what you pay for so if you want a quality product and great service, spend a little extra, support an Aussie business and purchase an IO Merino product.
The beanie fits my very small head, and my husband has the same beanie and a much bigger head, and the beanie stretches beautifully to fit his head too. Super earm and soft too.
Very comfortable beanie and I like that it can be rolled down to fit people with oversized heads.
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.
Lightweight 170gsm 96% Australian Merino Wool with 4% elastane for extra stretch and comfort. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Lightweight 160gsm 83% Australian Merino Wool blended with 12% nylon blended for extra durability and 5% Elastane for stretch and comfort.
Midweight 265gsm 96% Australian Merino Wool with 4% elastane for extra stretch and comfort. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Ultra Lightweight 150gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 280gsm 76% Australian Merino Wool, 15% Elastane and 9% Nylon for extra stretch and compression properties.
Ultra lightweight ribbed 155gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Outer Weight 280gsm Fleece 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 260gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 260gsm waffle texture 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 255gsm French Terry 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.