Merino Yarns

Review - One Planet Zipless Daypack

We've been wearing the Australian made One Planet Zipless for a few months now and it's got to be the best day pack we've worn. In this review we share with you why this pack ticks the boxes for not only day hikes, but as an everyday 'utility' bag, and even for the odd overnight hike. 

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4 Random Hiking Food Tips For Your Next Overnight or Multiday Hike
We turned to a few well-known and knowledgeable hikers in the Australian hiking community and had a yarn with them about what their top hiking food tips are for overnight and multi-day hikes. 

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3 Reasons Your Merino Might Get Holes & How to Prevent Them

How frustrating. You've paid all this money for a merino tee or merino undies and you've sprung a hole. But how? We explain here the main causes of holes in merino wool clothing and how to prevent them from happening. 

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A Guidebook Writer’s Top 8 Tips For Hiking The Great Ocean Walk

Who better than to give a few tips on hiking The Great Ocean Walk on Victoria's South-West Coast than the person who wrote the guidebook on the hike! Julie Mundy shares her top tips for enjoying the 'GOW', as it's commonly called. 

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Benefits of Merino Wool Underwear

Merino underwear are a must for that multi-day hike, on the ski slopes, or for any physical exercise really. Here are 4 of the top benefits of merino wool underwear. 

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Meet The Merinoers - Yvonne Shepherd from Women's Fitness Adventures

In our second Meet The Merinoers instalment we talk to founder of Women's Fitness Adventures, Yvonne Shepherd. We talk women and the outdoors, hiking bucket lists, must have gear for an enjoyable hike, and why she loves merino.

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Our Long Sleeve Merino T-Shirt: The Perfect Choice for Both Winter and Summer Hiking

Did you know a long sleeve merino t-shirt is the perfect choice for hiking in summer as well as the cooler months? In this blog we go over the benefits of wearing long sleeves when hiking in Australia. 

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Meet The Merinoers - Helen 'The Walking Traveller'

We chat with Helen 'The Walking Traveller' about her love for long distance hiking, why she loves merino wool, and the 465km hiking challenge she set for herself as she couldn't get over to Spain to do the Camino de Santiago.

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What Clothing To Wear on a Day Hike

At the very least, dressing correctly for a day hike will make for a more enjoyable trip. At most, it could save your life! Bold statement? Well it's true. We discuss what you must wear and carry on a day hike as well as a few nice-to-haves.

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Why Don't You Do X Product?

Here's a bit of a squiz into our creative process and how we determine which product to develop next. First there was short sleeve t-shirts, then long sleeve t-shirts, then underwear. What will be next?

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Q&A - Where Does The Name 'Ottie Merino' Come From?

We get asked 'what's an Ottie' all the time. Here's the story behind the name. 

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3 Reasons Why We Manufacture in Australia

With most manufacturing taking place overseas nowadays why did we, an Australian merino brand, choose to manufacture in Australia?

Lots of reasons but here are three of the main ones.

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The Complete Guide to Storing & Caring For Merino Wool Clothing

Looked after, your merino wool will last you ages. Here is our advice for keeping your merino in great nick. 

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Q&A - Why Are Your T-Shirts So Expensive?

"$90 for a t-shirt? For real?" We get asked this a fair bit. And we are for real. $90 for an Australian made merino t-shirt is a great price. 

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6 Benefits of Merino Wool

Is merino wool a wonder fabric? We think so. What isn't it good at? Here are what we think are the top 6 benefits of merino wool. Our fav, the odour resistant qualities.

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How We Tested Our T-Shirts in Stage 3 Lockdown

Not long after we received our first pre-production samples Victoria went into Stage 3 lockdown for COVID-19. What to do when you're trying to make damn good merino t-shirts and can't go hiking in the hills?

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