The 7th Annual Golden Games took place recently in downtown Golden, CO. Despite a freakishly late and large snow storm in the 48 hours before the event, everything went off without a hitch. The event was recently named the “Best Paddling Event” by Elevation Outdoors Magazine and seems to get bigger every year.


ioMerino was a proud sponsor of the event donating prizes for the athletes for the second year in a row and having our tent right next to all the action meant we could introduce our awesome merino layers to a ton of new people, make some new friends, and check out the action in person!  While we usually talk about our gear being perfect on the trails and on the slopes, we find more and more people using it on the water as well, as it not only keeps you warm when it’s cold, but retains warmth when it’s wet making it the perfect paddling partner. Check out the gear we recommend for on the water here.

Athletes from across the US descend on Golden Colorado for this three day weekend, and compete in a great range of events including  Stand Up Paddle Boarding, White Water Kayaking, Fly Fishing, River Surfing, and Freestyle Kayaking. And of course, everyone had a great time, spectators and competitors alike.


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