‘Unkle’ Lee is a pretty awesome downhill skateboarder, but during winter on his home turf in Canada, you’ll likely find him  backcountry skiing and snowboarding in the BC Mountains. And as you’ll see by his recent adventures in the desert, his love of ioMerino goes way beyond the slopes.

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For his most recent trip, Lee traded in his boards for hiking boots to visit his family in Palm Desert, California.

“Remember Canada is pretty dark in the winter because we are so far north of the equator and our seasons are strong. After a short 3hr flight from Vancouver to Palm Springs you can say bye to the snow and hello to the dry desert. My family and I love hiking the hills of the Coachella Valley. My parents starting a hiking club 10 years ago, they just can’t get enough. For a hike I choose my ioMerino keystone Tshirt and Altitude boxers because I find they regulates temperature the best, and are odor resistant” Lee explained.

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“So when things get hot in the desert, often 40C/104f, the best way to control my temperature, odour, moisture and skin damage is by wearing my ioMerino. I would never do a trip without out it! Thanks ioMerino for making such high quality garments I can wear with pride.”

As you can see, while some people think merino layers are only good for keeping you warm when it’s cold, they’re much, much more versatile than that.

If you’d like to check out our Keystone tee or if you’d like to follow Lee’s upcoming adventures, then you can do so at his Facebook and Instagram.

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