Bridgedale Bamboo Lo
A very soft, comfortable, reasonably hard-wearing…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $9
A very soft, comfortable, reasonably hard-wearing sock that keeps feet cool and dry. Overall a good product, which can be found for a reasonable price.
- Soft fabric
- Good cushion
- Appears durable so far
- Keeps feet cool and dry
- No apparent odour issues after 1-2 days
- Well designed as far as socks go
- Expensive when not on sale
According to Bridgedale, the fiber content is:
- 43% Coolmax / polyester
- 29% Viscose from Bamboo
- 27% Nylon / polyamide
- 1% Lycra / elastane
Which is not all that dissimilar from other sport or hiking socks except for the bamboo yarn. To be honest, I don't know how much of an impact the bamboo content has. The material does feel soft and is very comfortable, and even though I am not prone to particularly smelly feet, I did notice that they remained reasonably scent free after 1-2 days hiking.
As far as socks go, and like most Bridgedale socks, they are well designed, with good cushioning and a very comfortable fit without being tight around the ankles or uncomfortable at the toes.
They are a warmer weather sock and do manage to help your feet stay dry (no better than most Coolmax socks I have used though), ideally a 3-season sock, but being low-cut I save them for shorts-weather.
After a good deal of miles and a few wash cycles, they don't show any signs of wear. Though this level of durability appears to be common in mixed fibre socks. They are certainly much more durable than any merino socks I have used.
The downside, like with most socks targeted at the hiking market is that they are (in my opinion) a little too expensive. Thankfully I have been able to find these on sale on multiple occasions, and for under $10 a pair, while still expensive, I can manage to part with my money for them.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Viscose from bamboo fibers in the Bridgedale Men's Bamboo Lo Sock boost comfort in this sock so your foot remains happy while you hike. The ankle cuff works well for summer weather. Bridgedale understands the importance of supporting sustainability so it supports Plant A Boo, which is a campaign that fights global warming through increased bamboo cultivation.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
This cool, comfortable sock is knit using a combination of Viscose- from- Bamboo and Coolmax, this offers cushioned comfort for lifestyle, sport and everyday activities. Bridgedale unique construction ensures moisture is wicked away leaving the socks feeling silky soft and your feet comfortable all day. Bridgedale is proud to support Plant A Boo, a campaign to fight global warming through increased bamboo cultivation. Learn more about bamboo, a Cool Solution for a Hot Planet at www.booshoot.com.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
Bridgedale Men's Bamboo Lo Sock DECENT FEATURES of the Bridgedale Men's Bamboo Lo Sock Double cuff, low cut height Next to skin freshness and highly breathable Lycra construction in the heel for improved fit
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Spend your time on the trail with cool, dry feet when you wear Bridgedale's Bamboo Lo Sock that keeps your feet dry and comfortable with a blend of CoolMax and bamboo fibers. While the Coolmax and bamboo fibers wick away moisture fight off odor-causing bacteria, the low, double cuff and Lycra sling heel ensure that your sock stays in place.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version