Hiking/Backpacking Socks

Brands

REI
SmartWool
Wigwam
EMS
Bridgedale
Fox River
Keen
Injinji
Under Armour
Icebreaker

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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REI CoolMax EcoMade Quarter Sock
REI
CoolMax EcoMade Quarter Sock
$4
REI Merino Wool Midweight Crew Sock
REI
Merino Wool Midweight Crew Sock
$5
SmartWool Hiker Street
SmartWool
Hiker Street
$5 - $13
SmartWool Hiking Medium Crew Sock
SmartWool
Hiking Medium Crew Sock
$5 - $20
SmartWool Hike Ultra Light Micro
SmartWool
Hike Ultra Light Micro
$6 - $13
REI Classic Ragg Sock
REI
Classic Ragg Sock
$6
SmartWool Outdoor Light Crew Sock
SmartWool
Outdoor Light Crew Sock
$6
Wigwam Master Crew
Wigwam
Master Crew
$6
EMS Fast Mountain Coolmax Quarter Sock, Lightweight
EMS
Fast Mountain Coolmax Quarter Sock, Lightweight
$6
SmartWool Outdoor Light Micro
SmartWool
Outdoor Light Micro
$6
SmartWool Phd Outdoor Ultralight Mini
SmartWool
Phd Outdoor Ultralight Mini
$6 - $10
SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Micro Sock
SmartWool
PhD Outdoor Light Micro Sock
$6 - $16
EMS Fast Mountain Merino Wool Quarter Sock, Lightweigt
EMS
Fast Mountain Merino Wool Quarter Sock, Lightweigt
$7
Bridgedale Wool Fusion Trail Ultralight
Bridgedale
Wool Fusion Trail Ultralight
$7
SmartWool Outdoor Light Mini Sock
SmartWool
Outdoor Light Mini Sock
$7 - $10
Wigwam Double Sole Crew
Wigwam
Double Sole Crew
$7
Fox River In Line Crew
Fox River
In Line Crew
$7
Keen Targhee Lite Crew
Keen
Targhee Lite Crew
$7 - $9
Keen Targhee Lite 1/4 Crew
Keen
Targhee Lite 1/4 Crew
$7 - $9
Bridgedale Trailblaze Lo Midweight
Bridgedale
Trailblaze Lo Midweight
$7
Bridgedale X-Hale Trailblaze
Bridgedale
X-Hale Trailblaze
$7 - $10
SmartWool Hiking Light Crew Sock
SmartWool
Hiking Light Crew Sock
$7 - $17
Bridgedale Bamboo Crew
Bridgedale
Bamboo Crew
$7
Bridgedale X-Hale Trailhead
Bridgedale
X-Hale Trailhead
$8
Bridgedale Endurance Trail
Bridgedale
Endurance Trail
$8 - $17
Bridgedale Endurance Trekker
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale
Endurance Trekker
$8 - $19
SmartWool Hiking Medium Crew
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
SmartWool
Hiking Medium Crew
$8 - $20
SmartWool Hike Light Crew
SmartWool
Hike Light Crew
$8 - $22
Fox River Trail Jr. Crew
Fox River
Trail Jr. Crew
$8
Injinji Performance Crew Sock
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Injinji
Performance Crew Sock
$8 - $11
SmartWool PhD Outdoor Ultra Light Crew
SmartWool
PhD Outdoor Ultra Light Crew
$8 - $19
Wigwam Advantage Crew
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wigwam
Advantage Crew
$8
Keen Super Strata Knee-High
Keen
Super Strata Knee-High
$8
Wigwam Diabetic Walker
Wigwam
Diabetic Walker
$8
Wigwam Cross Trainer Crew
Wigwam
Cross Trainer Crew
$8
Under Armour Youth AllSport Sock
Under Armour
Youth AllSport Sock
$8 MSRP
Keen Olympus Lite 1/4 Crew
Keen
Olympus Lite 1/4 Crew
$8 - $19
REI Merino Wool Crew Hiking Socks
REI
Merino Wool Crew Hiking Socks
$8
REI Merino Wool Crew Light Hiking Socks
REI
Merino Wool Crew Light Hiking Socks
$8
Fox River Wick-Dry Outlander Boot Sock
Fox River
Wick-Dry Outlander Boot Sock
$8
REI Merino Wool Hiking Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI
Merino Wool Hiking Sock
$15
Icebreaker Hike Lite Crew Sock
Icebreaker
Hike Lite Crew Sock
$8 - $34
Stoic Merino Comp Hiking Sock
Stoic
Merino Comp Hiking Sock
$8 - $17
REI CoolMax EcoMade Multisport Mini Crew Sock
REI
CoolMax EcoMade Multisport Mini Crew Sock
$10
REI CoolMax EcoMade Multisport Crew Sock
REI
CoolMax EcoMade Multisport Crew Sock
$9 - $10
Bridgedale Active Light Hiker
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale
Active Light Hiker
$9 - $17
SmartWool Walk Light Micro
SmartWool
Walk Light Micro
$9 - $12
SmartWool Hiking Ultra Light Mini
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
SmartWool
Hiking Ultra Light Mini
$9 - $13
SmartWool Baby Bootie Batch
SmartWool
Baby Bootie Batch
$9 - $19
Bridgedale Merino Trekker
Bridgedale
Merino Trekker
$9
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