Hiking/Backpacking Socks

Brands

Point6
Dachstein
Patagonia
Smartwool
WrightSock
Farm to Feet
Darn Tough
Injinji
Fox River
Thorlo

User

Unisex
Men's
Women's
Kids'
Boys'
Girls'

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 and above

Recent Hiking/Backpacking Sock Reviews

Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Crew

rated 5 of 5 stars I find these socks more durable than Smartwools, which I have stopped purchasing because I punch/wear through the toe area in a short period of time. Although I like the similar socks from Darn Tough, including: Hike/Trek Light Cushion (1913), Nordic (1820) and X-Country (1420); I find the Point6 to be more comfortable. They are not as stiff or tight as the DT's and have just the right amount of stretch to them. The listed DT socks give very little. I find these socks comfortable, durable and easy… Full review

Dachstein 4 Ply Boiled Wool Calf Socks

rated 5 of 5 stars The best. Hard to review, mine are finally worn out [kind of, I will explain in a minute] after a couple decades [or more] of use. I've had them so long I don't even recall when I got them. I said worn out, well not totally. The heels are totally gone and I still wear them since I never had cold heels that I can remember, only cold toes in other socks. I often read where snowshoeing was done in wool socks only, no boots. I never did it but two pairs of Dachstein socks would be what I'd recommend… Full review

Patagonia Heavyweight Mountaineering Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, comfortable, and durable. This socks are a great addition to my Scarpa Manta boots for hiking in cold weather or when going cross-country skiing. I have used them anywhere from 10° C to -10° or -20°C probably a few times even colder than that if wind chill is consider. They are warm without overheating your feet and provide good cushion and allow your feet to breathe properly. They are a tad on the thick side so you need some room in your boots for a proper fit. I found them to be better… Full review

Smartwool Men's PhD Outdoor Light Mini Socks

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent Merino wool sock with extra cushioning at the toe and heel. Mesh areas for enhanced breathability. Great for hiking, backpacking, trail running, and cycling. Smartwool has hit the nail on the head again with their Merino wool PhD Outdoor Light Mini socks. These Merino wool socks are packed full of interesting details that pushed them into my excellent rating. Smartwool has blended Merino wool, Nylon, and Elastane for the yarn in these outdoor socks. To start they utilize what Smartwool… Full review

Smartwool Men's Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew Socks

rated 5 of 5 stars Smartwool Mountaineer Socks: Thick, warm, comfortable Best Use: Ice and mixed climbing, winter backpacking, mountaineering and alpine hiking Sock Height: Crew Cushioning: Heavy Product Specifications: Fabric Details: 74% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 1% Elastane Gender: Unisex Usage Five years of winter backpacking, winter camping, and snowshoeing — these socks are warm. I have NO BLISTERS when wearing these with a wide variety of footwear including: White Mickey mMouse boots, Sorels, Kamiks, Merells,… Full review

Smartwool Men's PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfortable, plush, cushiony, odor-free, blister reducing hiking socks! I must preface this review with an admission that I resisted using wool socks ever since "wonder material, moisture wicking" socks entered the outdoor scene decades ago. This past month I relented and bought a pair of Smartwool PhD Outdoor Medium socks before a 25+ mile roundtrip hike on the Barr Trail (not by design). It was recommended to me that I make the switch if I wanted to coddle my feet. So I did...and boy, am I glad… Full review

WrightSock Escape Crew

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good quality sock with unique feature of being a double sock construction where a liner sock is integrated with an outer sock. I purchased these socks to use with New Balance Leadville 2 shoes for section hikes of the JMT this last summer and in general I am very happy with the fit and performance of these socks. I have tender feet and can get blisters without to much trouble if I don't use a liner with a more cushioned sock when I am hiking, and I didn't experience any problems I would associate… Full review

Farm to Feet Ballston Spa Crew

rated 4 of 5 stars Seriously comfortable socks on long hikes. I was a little concerned after their first washing as they looked to shrink to the point where I wasn't sure my wife would be able to get her feet into them, but they stretched out nicely without any pressure or pinching, so... Very comfortable and cool when hiking. I wear low top, partially mesh hiking shoes as opposed to solid leather boots any more and have ALWAYS worn Wigwam Heavy Hikers when backpacking regardless of the season. I've never had a blister. Full review

Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are warm and, just like they say, Darn Tough but comfortable! These were a birthday gift two years ago and I have worn them hunting, camping, and every day to work. They have been great and still have lots of life and no holes. Going to order a few more pairs! Full review

Top-Rated Hiking/Backpacking Socks

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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Crew reviewed Feb 17, 2017
$14 - $21
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dachstein 4 Ply Boiled Wool Calf Socks reviewed Jan 5, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Heavyweight Mountaineering Sock reviewed Jan 2, 2017
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Mini Socks reviewed Nov 28, 2016
$12 - $17
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock Escape Crew reviewed Nov 10, 2016
$8 - $16
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Farm to Feet Ballston Spa Crew reviewed Sep 21, 2016
$20 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion reviewed Sep 8, 2016
$18 - $24
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Mountaineering Over-the-Calf Extra Cushion reviewed Sep 2, 2016
$27
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Outdoor Sport Light Cushion reviewed Sep 1, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Injinji Outdoor Quarter Crew Sock reviewed Jul 23, 2016
$16 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fox River Pioneer Crew Socks reviewed Jun 29, 2016
$10
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Darn Tough Merino Micro Crew Sock Cushion reviewed Jun 21, 2016
$15 - $20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Farm to Feet Franklin Camp Crew Everyday reviewed Jun 11, 2016
$10 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo Trekking Sock - Thick Cushion Crew reviewed Jun 10, 2016
$20 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Hiker 1/4 Sock Cushion reviewed Mar 20, 2016
$17
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Point6 Hiking Tech Extra Light Mini Crew reviewed Feb 26, 2016
$17 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan Trekking Medium Weight Socks reviewed Feb 11, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Injinji Performance Crew Sock reviewed Feb 6, 2016
$10
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Mini Crew reviewed Feb 3, 2016
$16 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough ATC Boot Sock Cushion reviewed Oct 17, 2015
$23
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew reviewed Nov 12, 2014
$22
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DeFeet Blaze reviewed Aug 21, 2014
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Injinji Trail 2.0 Midweight Mini-Crew reviewed Jul 23, 2014
$15 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock Coolmesh II Crew Sock reviewed May 12, 2014
$10 - $13
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Hiking Ultra Light Crew reviewed Mar 17, 2014
$11 - $16
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Trekking Heavy Crew Sock reviewed Mar 13, 2014
$16 - $20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Goodhew Medium Hiker reviewed Mar 10, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
PowerSox Merino Wool Medium Cushion reviewed Jan 27, 2014
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Lightweight Hiking Crew Sock reviewed Dec 19, 2013
$18 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Over-the-Calf Boot Sock Full Cushion reviewed Oct 7, 2013
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user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Rebel Fusion Quarter Sock reviewed Sep 27, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Darn Tough Coolmax Micro Crew Sock Cushion reviewed Sep 24, 2013
$19 - $20
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Point6 Hiking Tech Light Mini Crew reviewed Sep 24, 2013
$17
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Crew Sock reviewed Jul 16, 2013
$13 - $21
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Omni-Wool Multisport Hiker Plus reviewed May 15, 2013
$25 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Smartwool Hiking Medium Crew reviewed Jun 14, 2013
$10 - $49
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Merino Comfort Hiker Crew reviewed Mar 11, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock reviewed Nov 10, 2016
$17 - $23
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Salomon Mega Trek Coolmax Sock reviewed Jan 18, 2013
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
FITS Sock Light Hiker Crew reviewed Nov 21, 2012
$20
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Advantage Crew reviewed Aug 31, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Goodhew Light Hiker Sock reviewed Jul 20, 2012
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo Mountaineering Socks - Thick Cushion reviewed Oct 25, 2011
$23 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Hike Mid Crew Sock reviewed May 13, 2011
$20 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo Hiking Sock - Thick Cushion Crew with THOR-LON reviewed Apr 8, 2011
$15 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Keen Bellingham Crew Midweight Sock reviewed Apr 19, 2010
$18 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Active Light Hiker reviewed Apr 13, 2010
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Hiking Medium Mini Sock reviewed Apr 13, 2010
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Expedition Trekking Sock reviewed Mar 10, 2010
$21
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Endurance Summit reviewed Mar 10, 2010
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