Hiking/Backpacking Socks


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Recent Hiking/Backpacking Sock Reviews

FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew

rated 5 of 5 stars Try a pair of Fits socks and never look back. Andrew F has a great review of these socks. The owner of the outdoor sports store I frequent says, "Paula, I've got the sock for you." They are the sock for any hiker in my opinion. They are a bit pricey to buy but worth the cost. I've since been back to buy another pair. The design of the sock is the key to the comfort. You look at them and think I'm not so sure about the deep hill pocket on the sock. But it works, keeps the sock in place. They don't… Full review

Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars I've worked through many socks in my time, but nothing compares to Darn Tough. These socks do everything you would want from one of your most abused pieces of equipment. Incredibly durable, comfortable, don't fall down, resist odor, stay warm when wet, plus they're made in the USA! Darn Tough puts all other brands in the higher-end outdoor sock to shame. Full review

Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars Socks that are comfortable, durable, and odor resistant. ’Guaranteed For Life’ is quite a statement from a sock manufacturer. No strings. No conditions. For life. I have been wearing brand name socks for years, and this product is the only one in its category that has not become thinner, thread-bare, or developed holes. It should be noted that I never put my socks in the dryer, and either hand wash in the field (without soap), or use the gentle cycle in the washing machine, inside out as directed. Full review

DeFeet Blaze

rated 5 of 5 stars Don't let the name put you off, these socks can be worn all year round, but especially stand out in the colder months. An all around great sock. I've used this sock in a variety of outdoor pursuits in a variety of weather conditions with a variety of shoes/boots and the one constant in each situation was the quality and high-performance of this sock. Overview and Conditions:  I came across these socks late last year at my local bike shop. Why they were carrying a trail sock was a bit surprising… Full review

Darn Tough Merino Micro Crew Sock Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars The difference between fresh caught shrimp from the ocean and popcorn shrimp at a fast food joint. I recently got turned on to Darn Tough socks and I have zero hesitation in saying I will never buy another brand again. Putting these on for the first time was as if the master sock artist, Leonardo DaSockio, had painted them on my feet. Not only was there absolutely zero bunching on the trail, but my feet stayed dry (very unusual for me), they provided the perfect amount of cushion and I didn't need… Full review

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

Top-Rated Hiking/Backpacking Socks

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REI CoolMax EcoMade Multisport Crew Sock
SmartWool Outdoor Light Micro
$5 - $6
SmartWool Hike Ultra Light Micro
$6 - $13
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
REI Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock
Wigwam Master Crew
Bridgedale X-Hale Trailblaze
$6 - $19
SmartWool Hiking Light Crew Sock
$7 - $17
SmartWool Hiking Medium Crew Sock
$7 - $20
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Injinji Performance Crew Sock
$7 - $10
Wigwam Double Sole Crew
SmartWool Hike Light Crew
$8 - $22
Fox River Trail Quarter
Bridgedale Trailblaze Lo Midweight
SmartWool PhD Outdoor Ultra Light Crew
$8 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Advantage Crew
Wigwam Cross Trainer Crew
Under Armour Youth AllSport Sock
Wigwam Diabetic Walker
$8 - $9
Fox River Wick-Dry Outlander Boot Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Merino Wool Hiking Sock
Wigwam Cool-Lite Hiker Pro Crew
$8 - $13
REI Merino Wool Crew Hiking Socks
REI CoolMax EcoMade Multisport Mini Crew Sock
Bridgedale Backpacker
Bridgedale X-Hale Trailhead
$9 - $17
Wigwam 625 Crew
REI Classic Ragg Sock
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
SmartWool Hiking Medium Crew
$9 - $20
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Active Light Hiker
$9 - $17
SmartWool Baby Sock Sampler
$9 - $20
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Hiking/Outdoor Pro
Fox River Euro Hiking Sock
Goodhew Light Hiker Quarter Crew
REI CoolMax EcoMade Walking Low Sock
$10 MSRP
REI CoolMax Multisport II Crew Socks
$10 MSRP
REI CoolMax EcoMade Walking Quarter Sock
$10 MSRP
REI Merino Wool Low Light Hiker Sock
REI Merino Wool Mini Crew Light Hiking Sock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Endurance Trekker
$10 - $19
Wigwam Rebel Fusion Crew Sock
SmartWool Phd Outdoor Ultralight Mini
SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Micro Sock
$10 - $16
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fox River Wick Dry Explorer Sock
Lorpen T3 Light Hiker
$10 - $13
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lorpen Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock
$10 - $14
Fox River Norwegian
Keen Zing Ultralite Low Cut
Smart Socks Merino Mid Weight Crew II
$10 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Point6 Hiking Tech Light Mini Crew
$10 - $11
Wigwam Trail Mix Fusion Crew
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