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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

PhD Run Medium Mini Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars SmartWool's PhD Run (medium cushion) is hands down the best hiking sock I have ever used. After 100+ miles on the same pair, there is virtually no signs of wear or pilling. I've purchased SmartWool socks in the past and was not that impressed. They haven't held up any better than cheaper brands. For this reason, I had begun to believe that SmartWool was one of those companies that had once earned its reputation and then faded into fashion-oriented mediocrity. However, the moment I tried on the PhD… Full review

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

Training Beanie

rated 5 of 5 stars Breathable, lightweight beanie that fits well under the hood of an over jacket or soft shell. Another one of my lightweight purchases in preparation for higher altitude hikes this summer. I've worn this beanie several times under my Marmot Vapor Hoodie and during wet, snow/rain walks it has performed quite well when under the hood. When I've worn it by itself in upper 20s it's not the warmest but that's not what it's designed for. This is a training beanie, which actually lets some of the heat/moisture… Full review

PhD SmartLoft Divide Hoody Sport

rated 5 of 5 stars The SmartWool PhD SmartLoft Divide Hoody Sport has been within arm’s reach of me all winter. It's one of the best insulating layers I have used for resort skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing, and around town. I highly recommend this jacket for anyone looking for a well-rounded insulating layer that is different from the traditional down or synthetic options. I have had this jacket with me for every activity I participated in all winter. Whether it was backcountry skiing, resort skiing, snowshoeing,… Full review

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SmartWool Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Elisa and Davis Win Head-to-Toe SmartWool Layers
Congratulations, DRMeschke and Elisa! For sharing reviews of your Scarpa Crux approach shoes and Black Diamond Momentum AL harness, you've each won a head-to-toe baselayer outfit from SmartWool ($250 value). Read more
October 14, 2013

Last Week: Review to Win $250 Worth of SmartWool
We're giving away two complete sets of SmartWool Merino wool apparel—worth $250 each—to one man and one woman. But you've got to review your gear by Sunday, October 13, to enter. Read more
October 6, 2013

Review Your Gear to Win a Complete SmartWool Set
Share your outdoor gear review now through Sunday, October 13, and you could win a head-to-toe outfit from SmartWool worth $250! Plus, we've got two sets to give away. Read more
September 29, 2013

Win a Head-to-Toe Baselayer Outfit from SmartWool
Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, October 13, and you could win a head-to-toe outfit from SmartWool worth $250! We've got one set for the guys and one for the ladies. Read more
September 22, 2013

Leave No Trace Trainers Leave Behind Awareness
Camp out more than 200 nights a year. Get outfitted with gear and apparel. Drive around the country. Educate and inspire thousands of fellow outdoor enthusiasts on responsible outdoor recreation. This is a real job? Read more
August 30, 2012

Outdoor Retailer: Seen at the Show
Because with 900 exhibitors at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, we're bound to see things that make us stop and take a second look. Read more
February 5, 2011

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