We sent our merino/synthetic Fast Mountains to an independent tester who compared them to two leading brands' merino wool hiking socks. In the abrasion test, the other socks averaged 1,800 rubs on the machine before wearing through. The Fast Mountains achieved 10,000 rubs before the testers finally shut the machine off, admitting that these socks weren't about to wear out. In the tests, they also dried and wicked faster. Unlike most socks that use a multitude of different yarns (nylon, polyester, wool, etc.), EMS Wicked Wool; integrates merino wool and synthetics into one yarn for superior durability. 33% merino wool, 33% polypropylene, 32% nylon, 2% Lycra. Fast wicking, abrasion resistant, antiblister, and super soft. Lycra arch band. Cushioned sole and instep. Lycra 3D; offers "memory fit". Breathable mesh-knit leg and instep panels.
Historic Range: $2.98-$8.00
Historic Range: $8.00-$15.00