Hiking/Backpacking Socks

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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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PowerSox Merino Wool Medium Cushion
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)

PowerSox Merino Wool Medium Cushion
Backcountry.com Cocona Trail Sock
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Backcountry.com Merino Composite Trail Sock
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Backcountry.com Merino Hiking Sock
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Backcountry.com SynthTrail Crew Sock
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Backcountry.com Topo Merino Comp Hiking Sock
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Topo Merino Comp Hiking Sock
$14
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Topo Merino Comp Trail Sock
$13
Bridgedale Active Light Hiker
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
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$9 - $17
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$12
Bridgedale Backpacker
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$11
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Backpacker Light
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Bridgedale Bamboo Crew
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Bamboo Crew
$7
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Bamboo Hiker
$19 MSRP
Bridgedale Bamboo Rayon Hiker
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Bamboo Rayon Hiker
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Bridgedale Comfort Summit
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Comfort Summit
$12 - $23
Bridgedale Endurance Summit
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale
Endurance Summit
$15
Bridgedale Endurance Summit Knee
Bridgedale
Endurance Summit Knee
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Bridgedale Endurance Trail
Bridgedale
Endurance Trail
$9 - $17
Bridgedale Endurance Trail Sport
Bridgedale
Endurance Trail Sport
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Bridgedale Endurance Trekker
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale
Endurance Trekker
$9 - $19
Bridgedale Explorer
Bridgedale
Explorer
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Bridgedale
Impact
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Bridgedale Junior Trail
Bridgedale
Junior Trail
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Bridgedale Junior Trekker
Bridgedale
Junior Trekker
Bridgedale Merino Summit Hiking Sock
Bridgedale
Merino Summit Hiking Sock
$24
Bridgedale Merino Trail Hiking Sock
Bridgedale
Merino Trail Hiking Sock
$19
Bridgedale Merino Trekker
Bridgedale
Merino Trekker
$9
Bridgedale Trailblaze Lo Midweight
Bridgedale
Trailblaze Lo Midweight
$7
Bridgedale Ventum Light Hiker
Bridgedale
Ventum Light Hiker
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Bridgedale Ventum Multi-Terrain
Bridgedale
Ventum Multi-Terrain
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Bridgedale Wool Fusion Trail Ultralight
Bridgedale
Wool Fusion Trail Ultralight
$7
Bridgedale X-Hale Trailblaze
Bridgedale
X-Hale Trailblaze
$7 - $10
Bridgedale X-Hale Trailhead
Bridgedale
X-Hale Trailhead
$8
Carhartt All Season Cotton Crew Sock
Carhartt
All Season Cotton Crew Sock
$15
Carhartt All-Season Crew Work Socks
Carhartt
All-Season Crew Work Socks
Carhartt All-Terrain Quarter Sock
Carhartt
All-Terrain Quarter Sock
$12
Carhartt Arctic Wool Heavyweight Boot Sock
Carhartt
Arctic Wool Heavyweight Boot Sock
$18
Carhartt Merino Wool Blend Slub Hiker Crew
Carhartt
Merino Wool Blend Slub Hiker Crew
$10
Carhartt Traditional "C" Flower Knee High Sock
Carhartt
Traditional "C" Flower Knee High Sock
Carhartt Traditional All Over "C" Crew Sock
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Traditional All Over "C" Crew Sock
Carhartt Traditional Copper Ion Lightweight Boot Sock
Carhartt
Traditional Copper Ion Lightweight Boot Sock
$12
Carhartt Traditional Stripe Casual Crew Sock
Carhartt
Traditional Stripe Casual Crew Sock
Carhartt Triple-Blend Thermal Crew Sock
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Triple-Blend Thermal Crew Sock
$13
Carhartt Ultimate Merino Wool Work Sock
Carhartt
Ultimate Merino Wool Work Sock
Carhartt Ultimate Work Sock
Carhartt
Ultimate Work Sock
$10
Carhartt Work-Dry All-Terrain Crew
Carhartt
Work-Dry All-Terrain Crew
$13
Carhartt Work-Dry Solid Turn Cuff Knee High Sock
Carhartt
Work-Dry Solid Turn Cuff Knee High Sock
Carhartt Work-Dry Stripe Turn Cuff Knee High Sock
Carhartt
Work-Dry Stripe Turn Cuff Knee High Sock
Columbia Athletic Cushioned Crew Sock
Columbia
Athletic Cushioned Crew Sock
Columbia Athletic Cushioned No Show Sock
Columbia
Athletic Cushioned No Show Sock
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