Hiking/Backpacking Socks

Brands

SmartWool
Darn Tough
REI
Icebreaker
FITS Sock
Wigwam
WrightSock
Lorpen
Goodhew
Dahlgren

Genders

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

Price

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

Recent Hiking/Backpacking Sock Reviews

Injinji Trail 2.0 Midweight Mini-Crew

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These socks are great for hiking! I love these socks! They fit perfectly and really do help prevent blisters. I got some terrible blisters on my toes and the balls of my feet on a 20-mile backpacking trip early this summer and subsequently bought these socks. I did the same hike last weekend and I did not re-blister my feet even though I was carrying even more weight this time! The socks are comfortable, moisture-wicking, and stretchy. They have a tighter, stretchy area in the middle that really… Full review

SmartWool Men's Hiking Ultra Light Mini

rated 4 of 5 stars After dismissing this sock as sub-par, I have a new found appreciation of them. They are not a great hiking sock, but they are pretty decent for running and cycling. I have own this sock for more than a year. On my first backpacking trip with it, I wrote it off as a bad purchase. The reason for this was the low cut did not work well with a light hiker (like my Merrell Moab Ventilator pictured here). Shortly into a hike, especially in wet conditions, the top of the sock is below the back of the shoe,… Full review

SmartWool Men's Hiking Ultra Light Mini

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Not worth the money. I picked up two pairs of these for cheap, and if it didn't cost more than they are worth to send them back, I probably would. First, I'll have to admit I didn't plan on using them for hiking. I want taller socks for hiking anyways. These were just to be casual wool socks. I LOVE SmartWool PhD running and outdoor socks (light mini and light micro are amazing), but these are thick, hot, and not tightly woven like the PhD. Much much hotter, cause my feet to sweat, even in the cold,… Full review

Injinji Performance Crew Sock

rated 4 of 5 stars Used as a liner sock with a pair of mid-weight merino wool hikers, I found the Injinji Performance Crew to be exactly what I need for blister free hiking/backpacking. While not the most durable socks, I am pleased enough with them to have purchased a second pair. Conditions of Testing: My Injinji Performance Crew Socks were used as liner socks with a pair of SmartWool PhD Run Medium Mini Socks on an 6-day, 85-mile hike along the River-to-River Trail in Shawnee National Forest in early April 2014. Full review

WrightSock Coolmesh II Crew Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars A blister-free guarantee that I have tested and found to be true. It seems like the minute I let my guard down and forget to wear decent socks or stop to dry my feet I will earn a stern reminder from my heel in the form of a blister. In the same way that each new summer earns me that first sunburn each hiking season gets me, if I am not careful, a new blister. After my gentle reminder I usually resort back to wearing a light liner sock under my normal hiking socks and this works but Wrightsock has… Full review

Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars Lifetime socks. I was given a pair of Darn Tough Hike/Trek socks about five years ago with the purchase of a pair of Zamberlan 760 Steep hiking boots and I've never looked back. They are the only socks I wear for anything — period. From the label I see they are made of 69% Merino Wool, 27% Nylon, and 4% Lycra Spandex. On the back of the package is says Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee.  "If you can wear these socks out, we'll replace them. Free of charge. No questions asked. For life. When you're… Full review

Dahlgren Women's Alpaca Hiking Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars These are the perfect socks for hiking! I love the snug feeling, without being over-tight. They have a supportive feel over the arch. Never stretch out. Even when wet, they remain warm without making the feet sweat. I own several styles of Dahlgren alpaca socks, would recommend them all, except the short anklet style. The short anklet style runs small, tends to slide off the foot. Full review

SmartWool Women's Hiking Ultra Light Crew

rated 5 of 5 stars Super comfortable and warm. These socks are super comfortable and warm. They don't feel bulky or heavy and are easily packable. Wore these in the dead of winter with regular leather boots (non-winter ones) and my feet were still very warm. No cold toes! Probably would work well for those extra freezing days under winter boots too. They also fit to size and did not have excess material. Even after a few washings, these socks are still very comfortable. It feels like wearing a new pair of socks every… Full review

SmartWool Trekking Heavy Crew Sock

rated 4 of 5 stars A thick boot filling sock makes for a comfortable fit inside any boot that can accommodate their bulk. Even wet provides a great cushiony feel. The Trekking Heavy Crew Socks were purchased in hopes they would fill the extra room in the toe box of my Keen Erickson PCTs and they worked out great. I had owned other Smartwool socks before, but none so thick as this. These are very thick socks, labeled as 78% wool, 21% nylon, 1% Elastine. The XL are sized for 12-14.5 US Men's which appears valid as they… Full review

Top-Rated Hiking/Backpacking Socks

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SmartWool Hiking Ultra Light Crew
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
SmartWool
Hiking Ultra Light Crew
$11 - $16
Darn Tough Coolmax Micro Crew Sock Cushion
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Darn Tough
Coolmax Micro Crew Sock Cushion
$13 - $17
Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Darn Tough
Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion
$17 - $23
REI Merino Wool Hiking Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI
Merino Wool Hiking Sock
$15
Icebreaker Hike Mid Crew Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker
Hike Mid Crew Sock
$10 - $22
FITS Sock Light Hiker Crew
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
FITS Sock
Light Hiker Crew
$13 - $19
Wigwam Advantage Crew
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wigwam
Advantage Crew
$8
WrightSock Coolmesh II Crew Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock
Coolmesh II Crew Sock
$12
Lorpen Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lorpen
Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock
$12 - $21
Goodhew Medium Hiker
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Goodhew
Medium Hiker
$11
Dahlgren Alpaca Hiking Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dahlgren
Alpaca Hiking Sock
$19
Keen Bellingham Crew Midweight Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Keen
Bellingham Crew Midweight Sock
$18
Thorlo Light Hiking Sock - Moderate Cushion with Wool/Silk
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo
Light Hiking Sock - Moderate Cushion with Wool/Silk
$18
PowerSox Merino Wool Medium Cushion
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)

PowerSox Merino Wool Medium Cushion
Dahlgren Alpaca Backpacking Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dahlgren
Alpaca Backpacking Sock
Patagonia Heavyweight Mountaineering Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia
Heavyweight Mountaineering Sock
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Remington
Timber Sock
Patagonia Lightweight Hiking Crew Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia
Lightweight Hiking Crew Sock
$18 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo
Mountaineering Socks - Thick Cushion
$23 MSRP
Darn Tough Over the Calf Boot Sock Full Cushion
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough
Over the Calf Boot Sock Full Cushion
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SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Mini Crew Sock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
SmartWool
PhD Outdoor Light Mini Crew Sock
$11 - $16
Thorlo Hiking Sock - Thick Cushion Crew with THOR-LON
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo
Hiking Sock - Thick Cushion Crew with THOR-LON
$15
Bridgedale Endurance Trekker
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale
Endurance Trekker
$8 - $19
FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
FITS Sock
Medium Hiker Crew
$21
Bridgedale Endurance Summit
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale
Endurance Summit
$15
Fox River Wick Dry Explorer Sock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fox River
Wick Dry Explorer Sock
$10
SmartWool Expedition Trekking Sock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SmartWool
Expedition Trekking Sock
$21
Injinji Trail 2.0 Midweight Mini-Crew
NEW!
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Injinji
Trail 2.0 Midweight Mini-Crew
$15
available 2014
SmartWool Hiking Medium Mini Sock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SmartWool
Hiking Medium Mini Sock
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Keen Bellingham Crew Lite Sock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Keen
Bellingham Crew Lite Sock
$17 MSRP
Keen Olympus Medium Crew
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Keen
Olympus Medium Crew
$10 - $21
Bridgedale Active Light Hiker
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale
Active Light Hiker
$9 - $17
Goodhew Light Hiker Sock
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Goodhew
Light Hiker Sock
$11
SmartWool Trekking Heavy Crew Sock
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
SmartWool
Trekking Heavy Crew Sock
$17 - $20
Omni-Wool Multisport Hiker Plus
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Omni-Wool
Multisport Hiker Plus
$25 MSRP
SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Crew Sock
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
SmartWool
PhD Outdoor Light Crew Sock
$8 - $20
Wigwam Hiking/Outdoor Pro
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Wigwam
Hiking/Outdoor Pro
$9 - $13
Wigwam Merino Comfort Hiker Crew
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Wigwam
Merino Comfort Hiker Crew
$15 - $19
Point6 Hiking Tech Light Mini Crew
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Point6
Hiking Tech Light Mini Crew
$12 - $13
Injinji Performance Crew Sock
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Injinji
Performance Crew Sock
$8 - $11
SmartWool Hiking Ultra Light Mini
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
SmartWool
Hiking Ultra Light Mini
$9 - $13
SmartWool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
SmartWool
PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock
$14 - $23
Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Mini Crew
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Point6
Hiking Tech Medium Mini Crew
$19
Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Crew
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Point6
Hiking Tech Medium Crew
$10 - $19
REI Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
REI
Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock
$14
SmartWool Hiking Medium Crew
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
SmartWool
Hiking Medium Crew
$8 - $20
Wigwam Rebel Fusion Quarter Sock
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Wigwam
Rebel Fusion Quarter Sock
$11
SmartWool Mountaineer Sock
user rating: 2 of 5 (4)
SmartWool
Mountaineer Sock
$24
Salomon Mega Trek Coolmax Sock
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Salomon
Mega Trek Coolmax Sock
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Bridgedale Merino Summit Hiking Sock
Bridgedale
Merino Summit Hiking Sock
$24
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