Want to become an ioMerino Outsider?

We have already chosen our team of Outsiders for 2019, but we’re always on the lookout for people who love being active outdoors, love travelling, exploring and adventures, and of course love ioMerino. So please read on if you’d like to know more.

The Outsiders are a hand-selected bunch of outdoor lovers and adventurers who road test and review new gear and share their adventures and experiences with all of us who love being Outside. From the rivers and trails to the forests and mountains, they’re out there putting their ioMerino through its paces and telling us what they get up to along the way. 

Our Outsiders don’t have to be world-class athletes, the fittest, bravest or most daring. They don’t need to be supermodels or have a million Instagram followers, we just look for people who are passionate about sharing their adventures and love the natural world and wants to inspire others to do and be the same. Basically, we are looking for people who love what they do in their ioMerino.

We don't pay our Outsiders a million dollars or send them around the world, but they do get the chance to review new products and share their adventures with the world. In exchange, they do product reviews, take some photos and write a few blogs. 

They’ll usually be an existing customer that we’ve noticed on social media, because a big part of being an Outsider is wearing natural Merino clothing in the natural environment we all love so much and sharing their love of our products. We’d much rather they’re already a genuine fan of what we do.

So if you think this sounds like you and would like to be considered next time, feel free to share your pictures on social media tagging #ioMerino on your photos, and submit blogs about your travels and adventures. Make sure you’re on our mailing listto find out when applications are open, and we look forward to seeing what you get up to between now and then!


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.



Midweight 265gsm 96% Australian Merino Wool with 4% elastane for extra stretch and comfort. A MicroMerino® Fabric. 


Summerino - Celsius 

Made from 45% ultra fine MERINO (Ultra Lightweight 150gsm), 45% natural TENCEL (made from sustainably grown wood fiber), and 10% nylon for extra durability. 


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.



Ultra lightweight ribbed 155gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino®  Fabric. 



Outer Weight 280gsm Fleece 100% Australian Merino Wool. MicroMerino®  Fabric. 



Midweight 260gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino®  Fabric. 



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: