Bridgedale Bamboo Lo
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A very soft, comfortable, reasonably hard-wearing sock that keeps feet cool and dry. Overall a good product, which can be found for a reasonable price.
- Soft fabric
- Good cushion
- Appears durable so far
- Keeps feet cool and dry
- No apparent odour issues after 1-2 days
- Well designed as far as socks go
- Expensive when not on sale
According to Bridgedale, the fiber content is:
- 43% Coolmax / polyester
- 29% Viscose from Bamboo
- 27% Nylon / polyamide
- 1% Lycra / elastane
Which is not all that dissimilar from other sport or hiking socks except for the bamboo yarn. To be honest, I don't know how much of an impact the bamboo content has. The material does feel soft and is very comfortable, and even though I am not prone to particularly smelly feet, I did notice that they remained reasonably scent free after 1-2 days hiking.
As far as socks go, and like most Bridgedale socks, they are well designed, with good cushioning and a very comfortable fit without being tight around the ankles or uncomfortable at the toes.
They are a warmer weather sock and do manage to help your feet stay dry (no better than most Coolmax socks I have used though), ideally a 3-season sock, but being low-cut I save them for shorts-weather.
After a good deal of miles and a few wash cycles, they don't show any signs of wear. Though this level of durability appears to be common in mixed fibre socks. They are certainly much more durable than any merino socks I have used.
The downside, like with most socks targeted at the hiking market is that they are (in my opinion) a little too expensive. Thankfully I have been able to find these on sale on multiple occasions, and for under $10 a pair, while still expensive, I can manage to part with my money for them.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $9
This sock is comfortable and regulates temperature for all day comfort. Durable and does not retain odor.
- Regulates temperature
One of my most favorite pairs of socks. I have several pair and am please with how durable they have been over the years. The fabric is soft and does not retain odor like similar all synthetic socks do.
Best for everyday wear and with hiking boots in all types of temperatures and weather. My feet stay warm but not too warm and the sock has great cushion when hiking all day with a pack. They move moisture better than any other sock I have worn.
I am thrilled that they are back on the market again since Scott bought the brand a few years ago.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $13
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