Hiking/Backpacking Socks


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Recent Hiking/Backpacking Sock Reviews

Lorpen Men's T3 Light Hiker

rated 5 of 5 stars These socks are great for hiking in summer. The moisture management is excellent. This is a great light and fast sock. The Lorpen socks are well made, and have held up well. Off trail, they could be a bit heavier, but they aren't supposed to be used so aggressively. They are perfect socks for summer on the AT, the moisture management of the socks is excellent! I used the socks this summer for everything from walking on a paved road to full off-trail bushwacking on very steep mountainsides. Full review

Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars This is what 'smart wool' used to be, years ago! These are what Smartwool used to be, many years ago when they were first sold by L.L. Bean, but have since shifted to Asia.   The Darn Tough socks are even better made, stronger, and with a more restricted sizing structure, so it is easier to get a nice fit.  Well made, excellent wicking capability, and with the company's lifetime guarantee, they will find few returns. Wonderful socks for all four seasons.  I even use the light wool in summer,… Full review

REI Men's Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock

rated 4 of 5 stars Really like them! Warm and comfortable. I might have been lucky, but I bought a few pairs of these about four months ago and they have been great. I've hiked in them and even worn them to work without any signs of breaking down. I know the other reviewer had horrible luck with these, but I have to say that mine have been great. I like the feel of them. They maintain warmth without drenching your feet in sweat. I might not be as hard on my socks as others, but no complaints after four months. Full review

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

Top-Rated Hiking/Backpacking Socks

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SmartWool Outdoor Light Micro
$2 - $6
SmartWool Hiking Light Crew Sock
$4 - $17
REI Merino Wool Crew Light Hiking Socks
REI CoolMax EcoMade Multisport Mini Crew Sock
Icebreaker Hike Lite Mini Sock
$6 - $17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Hike Mid Crew Sock
$6 - $20
Icebreaker Hike+ Lite Crew Sock
$6 - $21
SmartWool Hiking Medium Crew Sock
$6 - $20
Wigwam Master Crew
SmartWool PhD Graduated Compression Ultra Light Sock
$7 - $37
Wigwam Double Sole Crew
Fox River Wick-Dry Outlander Boot Sock
$7 - $8
SmartWool Hike Light Crew
$8 - $19
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
SmartWool Hiking Medium Crew
$8 - $20
Darn Tough Benjamin Rugby 1/4 Cushion
$8 - $13
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Advantage Crew
Under Armour Youth AllSport Sock
Wigwam Diabetic Walker
$8 - $9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Merino Wool Hiking Sock
Fox River Euro Hiking Sock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fox River Wick Dry Explorer Sock
$8 - $9
REI Merino Wool Crew Hiking Socks
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Rebel Fusion Quarter Sock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Mini Crew Sock
$9 - $16
SmartWool Walk Light Micro
$9 - $12
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
SmartWool Hiking Ultra Light Mini
$9 - $13
REI Classic Ragg Sock
Fox River Norwegian
Point6 Hiking Tech Light Crew
$9 - $18
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Hiking/Outdoor Pro
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
Bridgedale X-Hale Trailblaze
$10 - $19
Fox River Pioneer Crew Socks
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Keen Bellingham Crew Midweight Sock
$10 - $12
SmartWool Baby Bootie Batch
$10 - $12
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Crew Sock
$10 - $20
Smart Socks Merino Mid Weight Crew II
$10 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Injinji Performance Crew Sock
Keen Concord Crew Lite
$18 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Crew
$10 - $21
Wigwam 625 Crew
Under Armour HeatGear Boot Sock
Fox River Journey Quarter Womens
$10 MSRP
Fox River Wick Dry Walker Women's Crew Sock
$10 MSRP
Fox River Journey Crew Womens
$10 MSRP
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