Hiking/Backpacking Socks

Brands

Darn Tough
Smartwool
FITS Sock
REI
WrightSock
Fox River
Farm to Feet
Bridgedale
Point6
Injinji

User

Unisex
Men's
Women's
Kids'
Boys'
Girls'

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 and above

Recent Hiking/Backpacking Sock Reviews

Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Crew

rated 5 of 5 stars I find these socks more durable than Smartwools, which I have stopped purchasing because I punch/wear through the toe area in a short period of time. Although I like the similar socks from Darn Tough, including: Hike/Trek Light Cushion (1913), Nordic (1820) and X-Country (1420); I find the Point6 to be more comfortable. They are not as stiff or tight as the DT's and have just the right amount of stretch to them. The listed DT socks give very little. I find these socks comfortable, durable and easy… Full review

Dachstein 4 Ply Boiled Wool Calf Socks

rated 5 of 5 stars The best. Hard to review, mine are finally worn out [kind of, I will explain in a minute] after a couple decades [or more] of use. I've had them so long I don't even recall when I got them. I said worn out, well not totally. The heels are totally gone and I still wear them since I never had cold heels that I can remember, only cold toes in other socks. I often read where snowshoeing was done in wool socks only, no boots. I never did it but two pairs of Dachstein socks would be what I'd recommend… Full review

Patagonia Heavyweight Mountaineering Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, comfortable, and durable. This socks are a great addition to my Scarpa Manta boots for hiking in cold weather or when going cross-country skiing. I have used them anywhere from 10° C to -10° or -20°C probably a few times even colder than that if wind chill is consider. They are warm without overheating your feet and provide good cushion and allow your feet to breathe properly. They are a tad on the thick side so you need some room in your boots for a proper fit. I found them to be better… Full review

Smartwool Men's PhD Outdoor Light Mini Socks

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent Merino wool sock with extra cushioning at the toe and heel. Mesh areas for enhanced breathability. Great for hiking, backpacking, trail running, and cycling. Smartwool has hit the nail on the head again with their Merino wool PhD Outdoor Light Mini socks. These Merino wool socks are packed full of interesting details that pushed them into my excellent rating. Smartwool has blended Merino wool, Nylon, and Elastane for the yarn in these outdoor socks. To start they utilize what Smartwool… Full review

Smartwool Men's Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew Socks

rated 5 of 5 stars Smartwool Mountaineer Socks: Thick, warm, comfortable Best Use: Ice and mixed climbing, winter backpacking, mountaineering and alpine hiking Sock Height: Crew Cushioning: Heavy Product Specifications: Fabric Details: 74% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 1% Elastane Gender: Unisex Usage Five years of winter backpacking, winter camping, and snowshoeing — these socks are warm. I have NO BLISTERS when wearing these with a wide variety of footwear including: White Mickey mMouse boots, Sorels, Kamiks, Merells,… Full review

Smartwool Men's PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfortable, plush, cushiony, odor-free, blister reducing hiking socks! I must preface this review with an admission that I resisted using wool socks ever since "wonder material, moisture wicking" socks entered the outdoor scene decades ago. This past month I relented and bought a pair of Smartwool PhD Outdoor Medium socks before a 25+ mile roundtrip hike on the Barr Trail (not by design). It was recommended to me that I make the switch if I wanted to coddle my feet. So I did...and boy, am I glad… Full review

WrightSock Escape Crew

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good quality sock with unique feature of being a double sock construction where a liner sock is integrated with an outer sock. I purchased these socks to use with New Balance Leadville 2 shoes for section hikes of the JMT this last summer and in general I am very happy with the fit and performance of these socks. I have tender feet and can get blisters without to much trouble if I don't use a liner with a more cushioned sock when I am hiking, and I didn't experience any problems I would associate… Full review

Farm to Feet Ballston Spa Crew

rated 4 of 5 stars Seriously comfortable socks on long hikes. I was a little concerned after their first washing as they looked to shrink to the point where I wasn't sure my wife would be able to get her feet into them, but they stretched out nicely without any pressure or pinching, so... Very comfortable and cool when hiking. I wear low top, partially mesh hiking shoes as opposed to solid leather boots any more and have ALWAYS worn Wigwam Heavy Hikers when backpacking regardless of the season. I've never had a blister. Full review

Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are warm and, just like they say, Darn Tough but comfortable! These were a birthday gift two years ago and I have worn them hunting, camping, and every day to work. They have been great and still have lots of life and no holes. Going to order a few more pairs! Full review

Top-Rated Hiking/Backpacking Socks

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user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion
$23 - $24
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Darn Tough Merino Micro Crew Sock Cushion
$15 - $20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Mini Socks
$12 - $17
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Hiking Ultra Light Crew
$11 - $16
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew
$22
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Darn Tough Coolmax Micro Crew Sock Cushion
$19 - $20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Merino Wool Hiking Sock
$9 - $15
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
FITS Sock Light Hiker Crew
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock Coolmesh II Crew Sock
$10 - $13
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough ATC Boot Sock Cushion
$23
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fox River Pioneer Crew Socks
$10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Farm to Feet Franklin Camp Crew Everyday
$10 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Hiker 1/4 Sock Cushion
$17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Mountaineering Over-the-Calf Extra Cushion
$27
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock
$17 - $23
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Endurance Trekker
$16
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fox River Wick Dry Explorer Sock
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Expedition Trekking Sock
$21
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Crew
$14 - $21
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Trekking Heavy Crew Sock
$21
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Crew Sock
$10 - $23
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Injinji Performance Crew Sock
$7
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock Escape Crew
$8 - $16
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Point6 Hiking Tech Light Mini Crew
$17
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Smartwool Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew Socks
$24
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Hiking Ultra Light Mini
$14
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Smartwool Hiking Medium Crew
$12 - $49
Bridgedale Merino Summit Hiking Sock
$19
Smartwool Hiker Street
$14 - $21
Smartwool PhD Mountaineering
$26
Smartwool Walking Light Crew Sock
$16
Wigwam 40 Below Sock
$13
REI Merino Wool Light Hiker II Sock
$8 - $14
REI Merino Wool Low Light Hiker Sock
$7 - $12
Fox River Trail Quarter
$8
 
Darn Tough Hiker Boot Sock Full Cushion
$23
L.L.Bean Cresta Hiking Socks
$24 - $34
Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Hiking Sock Cushion
$17
Merrell Courant Solid
$13 - $18
FITS Sock Light Hiker Quarter
$19
Icebreaker Hike Lite Crew Sock
$18
Darn Tough Micro Crew Cushion
$10 - $20
 
EMS Summit Wool Sock
$30
Fox River Blister Guard Ultimate
$10
Darn Tough Coolmax Boot Sock Full Cushion
$26
Darn Tough Coolmax Micro Crew Cushion
$19
Fox River Wick-Dry Outlander Boot Sock
$8
Fox River Norsk Sock
$11
Icebreaker Hike Lite Mini Sock
$18
REI Merino Wool Midweight Crew Sock
$9
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