Hiking/Backpacking Socks

Brands

Darn Tough
Smartwool
FITS Sock
REI
Icebreaker
WrightSock
Farm to Feet
Thorlo
other
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

Fox River Pioneer Crew Socks

rated 5 of 5 stars These socks dry quickly and offer great comfort at a reasonable price. You can purchase three pairs of these for the price of other brands. I love these socks. They fit well and wear like iron. They are easy to care for also. Just throw them in regular cold wash and you are all set. They hold up well in the dryer also. I brought a three pack of these socks and they cost about the same as other brands at one sock. I have had the socks, three pack, and have hiked a gazillion miles and they still look… Full review

Darn Tough Merino Micro Crew Sock Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars These are the best hiking socks! After talking to some salespeople in the store I went ahead and bought two pairs last year and they are still the two pair I bring with me on my backpacking trips. I bought these expensive hiking socks after talking to a few people in the store about hiking socks. They said these were the best and they weren't kidding. They are very comfortable, not too thin and not too thick. They don't create friction in my hiking boots so no blisters. They dry out pretty quickly… Full review

Darn Tough Merino Micro Crew Sock Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars The best day-hiking socks. Durable, good cushion, good wicking. Summary - These are a very durable sock that have lasted through many day hikes, around town and in winter. It's my "go-to" sock for any day hikes or walking around town when the temp is 25 - 75 degrees. Function - Merino wool is great, warm when it's a bit chilly, but not too hot when it is warm out. On long car camping trips, I have rinsed these socks out and used them a second day, no problem. The merino wool blend easily cleans up… Full review

Farm to Feet Women's Franklin Camp Crew Everyday

rated 5 of 5 stars The absolute best for light hiking! These truly seamless socks are all about perfect fit, warmth, and quality. Snug, but not too tight to leave compression marks. Ideal weight and thickness. Feels like a second skin on your feet. On top of all its practical qualities and great workmanship, the design is equally appealing! Made in USA. Too early to tell about wear and tear but the company's "guaranteed for life" policy is one of the best out there. Full review

Thorlo Trekking Sock - Thick Cushion Crew

rated 5 of 5 stars Best sock for summer backpacking — great cushion without heat of wool. Pair on right is inside out — shows cushion under heel and ball of foot. This is my go-to sock for backpacking, no questions about it. The thick sock provides added cushion that greatly reduces feet fatigue, especially when there are long descents or rocky terrain. Before using these socks, my feet were always fatigued by mid-day, after just 5-10 miles through mountain or desert terrain with a 35-55 lb. pack. I use a liner… Full review

Smartwool Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew

rated 4 of 5 stars Proper socks for cold weather activities. They offer good insulation and comfort. In case of very low temperatures, a very thin liner can be used. They are bulky so make sure they fit in your boots without restricting your blood circulation. The only complaint is they really get loose after some usage, but that's a natural feature of wool. Full review

Darn Tough Hiker 1/4 Sock Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a good everyday sock or strictly for hiking. I would recommend this product to everybody that is active or wears socks out fast. I wear a size 12 mens. This was the upper limit in their large size. The assistant online told me to stay with the large. This size fit my feet perfect. There was a little slip in my shoes wearing them the first time, but they quickly broke in to fit as good as my FITS socks. The comfort is as good as you would expect. There is no slip on your foot once they are… Full review

Point6 Hiking Tech Extra Light Mini Crew

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Thicker-than-normal, extra lightweight merino wool socks that perform well in warm weather, particularly with low-cut trail or approach shoes. Inconsistencies with cuff height exist. I previously reviewed the Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Mini Crew. Readers will notice many similarities in these two reviews, but I felt the need to make product reviews available for each specific product, especially with the differences in cuff height and cushioning.  This pair was purchased at the same time as the… Full review

Zamberlan Trekking Medium Weight Socks

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent pair of technical socks that keep feet (mostly) dry! Having a good outdoors experience greatly depends on the boots you're wearing. I believe that boots comprise 80% and socks the rest 20% of this experience. And 20% is a lot... No matter how breathable your boot/shoe may be your comfort still relies on the direct-to-skin component: your sock. Your skin breathes, even when you're standing still, let alone hiking. Your feet sweat, the sock soaks, and the skin starts to get wrinkly and soft… Full review

Top-Rated Hiking/Backpacking Socks

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user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion
$23
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Darn Tough Merino Micro Crew Sock Cushion
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Hiking Ultra Light Crew
$11 - $16
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew
$21
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Darn Tough Coolmax Micro Crew Sock Cushion
$19
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Merino Wool Hiking Sock
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Hike Mid Crew Sock
$23
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
FITS Sock Light Hiker Crew
$13 - $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)
Farm to Feet Franklin Camp Crew Everyday
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo Trekking Sock - Thick Cushion Crew
$10
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
PowerSox Merino Wool Medium Cushion
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dahlgren Alpaca Backpacking Sock
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Advantage Crew
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lorpen T3 Light Hiker
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Heavyweight Mountaineering Sock
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lorpen Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock
$18 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Goodhew Medium Hiker
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Remington Timber Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dahlgren Alpaca Hiking Sock
$23 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fox River Pioneer Crew Socks
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Keen Bellingham Crew Midweight Sock
$18 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Hiker 1/4 Sock Cushion
$17 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DeFeet Blaze
$15 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Lightweight Hiking Crew Sock
$18 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo Light Hiking Sock - Moderate Cushion with Wool/Silk
$21 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo Mountaineering Socks - Thick Cushion
$23 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Over the Calf Boot Sock Full Cushion
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Mini Crew Sock
$12 - $17
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
$15 - $20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo Hiking Sock - Thick Cushion Crew with THOR-LON
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Injinji Trail 2.0 Midweight Mini-Crew
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Endurance Trekker
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Endurance Summit
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Hiking Medium Mini Sock
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Keen Bellingham Crew Lite Sock
$17 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan Trekking Medium Weight Socks
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew
$24
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Trekking Heavy Crew Sock
$21
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Omni-Wool Multisport Hiker Plus
$25 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Keen Olympus Medium Crew
$22 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Active Light Hiker
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Goodhew Light Hiker Sock
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Crew Sock
$14 - $21
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Injinji Performance Crew Sock
$10
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock
$14 - $23
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Point6 Hiking Tech Light Mini Crew
$17
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Mini Crew
$16 MSRP
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