Hiking/Backpacking Socks

Recent Hiking/Backpacking Sock Reviews

Red Wing Heavy Weight Mid Calf Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars Red Wing heavy weight sock (#97392). These are a nice heavy duty wool blend sock. I have owned several pairs over the years; they hold up well. They don't stretch out, and don't tear easily. A good sock. Like was said on another website, these socks are the best sock he has ever owned. I could not say it any better than that. They last long enough you forget just how long you have had them before you need another pair. Full review

Bridgedale Men's Hike Lightweight Boot Coolmax Comfort

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight and cool enough for summer use for those like me who have hot feet. Good for hundreds of miles of blister-free walking. After boots, socks are probably the most crucial decision any walker, hiker, or trekker will make yet they are seriously underrated. The humble sock is a vital piece of kit and deserves a great deal of consideration to find the right pair. I learned the hard way… I ended up abandoning a long distance trail after two days because I thought I could get away with a… Full review

Mund Socks Makalu

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good soft winter socks. Warm socks from the Spain company Mund. But not by any stretch suitable for -25C. I've worn these in temperatures ranging from 12C up to -7C and these were not warm enough.It features Primaloft's synthetic yarn blended with merino wool by an unknown percentage.One would expect for an L and R indication. But these are all "L". Weird...It features an almost seamless construction. Except in the toe area. Full review

Smartwool Men's PhD Outdoor Light Mini Socks

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Smartwool makes some comfortable, cushioned, and breathable merino wool socks that people rave about, but in my opinion, may not be the best merino socks out there. Smartwool makes some comfortable, cushioned, and breathable merino wool socks that people rave about, but in my opinion, may not be the best merino socks out there. I'm evaluating these socks against five other pairs of socks that I've worn over the last few years. These socks look great and fit great—no excess, no bulging, no binding,… Full review

Feetures! Merino+ Cushion Crew Sock

rated 4 of 5 stars A great pair of socks that are comfortable, cushioned, and breathable. Feetures makes some comfortable, cushioned, and breathable merino wool socks that have surprised me with their performance and durability. I'm evaluating these socks against five other pairs of socks that I've worn over the last few years. These socks look great and fit great—no excess, no bulging, no binding, just a great fit. The are comfortable right out of the packaging.   The socks have a decent amount of elastic and… Full review

Darn Tough Merino Micro Crew Sock Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars Great sock right out of the package. Wore them several times without washing and there was no stretch. I certainly recommend them and will buy more. Not much more to say about the socks than what I put in the summary. Fit was good, no chafing, second or third time I wore them was in the rain—no problems.  Full review

Woolx Fearless Socks Crew Length Full Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an extremely tough, durable, and comfortable pair of socks! I have used these socks for three-season wear, hiking, and snowshoeing in cold and warm temperatures. I have also found them a warm sock to wear under my dry suit booties for cold water paddling. They are reasonably priced, and I am comfortable recommending them to other folks.                                                      Manufacturer's photo During my outdoor pursuits… Full review

Smartwool Hiking Ultra Light Crew

rated 4 of 5 stars Great socks! Own several pairs of these—initially bought for hiking—pretty much wear all fall/winter. Smartwool makes a great sock. Very happy with them. Full review

Mountain Lodge Merino Wool Outdoor Sport Socks

rated 4 of 5 stars Mountain Lodge Merino Wool Outdoor Sport Socks are a great option for day hiking and casual wear when your day includes hiking boots/shoes and casual footwear. They may also be good for those who hike with liner socks. I bought these socks on a lark to see if I could add some personality to my hiking sock collection. Don't get me wrong, function and comfort are more important than fashion on the trail. However, as a long-time lover of socks with personality, I couldn't pass these up.  Fit and Comfort… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Red Wing Heavy Weight Mid Calf Sock added Jun 28, 2019
Bridgedale Hike Lightweight T2 Boot Merino added Jun 25, 2019
$23
Bridgedale Hike Lightweight Boot Merino Comfort added Jun 25, 2019
$23
Bridgedale Hike Midweight Boot Merino Performance added Jun 25, 2019
$25
Bridgedale Hike Lightweight Ankle Merino Performance added Jun 25, 2019
$14 - $17
Bridgedale Hike Midweight Boot Merino Comfort added Jun 25, 2019
$19 - $24
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Hike Lightweight Boot Coolmax Comfort added Jun 25, 2019
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Mund Socks Makalu added May 30, 2019
Ascend Heavyweight Trekker added Feb 26, 2019
$16
Ascend Hiker 2.0 Quarter added Feb 26, 2019
$15
Ascend Hiker Crew 2.0 added Feb 26, 2019
$17
Ascend Hiker Crew added Feb 26, 2019
$15
Ascend Hiker Quarter added Feb 26, 2019
$13
 
Patagonia Heavyweight Merino Daily Crew Socks added Oct 5, 2018
$28
 
Patagonia Lightweight Merino Performance Knee Socks added Oct 5, 2018
$25
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Feetures! Merino+ Cushion Crew Sock added Jun 30, 2018
$22 MSRP
Columbia Hiking Light Merino Crew added Apr 23, 2018
Stance Colby Socks added Jan 18, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Woolx Fearless Socks Crew Length Full Cushion added Dec 20, 2017
$19 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Lodge Merino Wool Outdoor Sport Socks added May 12, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fox River PrimaHike Socks added Mar 24, 2017
$16 MSRP
Darn Tough Hiker Boot Sock Full Cushion added Jan 23, 2017
$24
Darn Tough Micro Crew Cushion added Jan 23, 2017
$8 - $22
Darn Tough Coolmax Micro Crew Cushion added Jan 23, 2017
$21
Darn Tough Boot Sock Full Cushion added Jan 23, 2017
$18
Darn Tough Hiker Boot Sock Cushion added Jan 23, 2017
$24 - $25
Darn Tough Micro Crew Light Cushion added Jan 23, 2017
$10 - $20
Darn Tough Mountaineering Micro Crew Extra Cushion added Jan 23, 2017
$25
Darn Tough Boot Light Cushion added Jan 23, 2017
$23
Darn Tough Coolmax Boot Sock Full Cushion added Jan 23, 2017
Darn Tough Boot Sock Cushion added Jan 23, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dachstein 4 Ply Boiled Wool Calf Socks added Jan 5, 2017
FITS Sock Heavy Expedition Boot added Nov 7, 2016
$10 - $20
FITS Sock Medium Rugged OTC added Nov 7, 2016
$16 - $20
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock Escape Crew added Oct 18, 2016
$11 - $18
WrightSock Escape Quarter added Oct 18, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Farm to Feet Ballston Spa Crew added Sep 21, 2016
$20 MSRP
EMS Summit Wool Sock added Sep 16, 2016
$15
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Outdoor Sport Light Cushion added Aug 25, 2016
Baffin Trekker Sock added Aug 1, 2016
Baffin Polar Expedition Sock added Aug 1, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Farm to Feet Franklin Camp Crew Everyday added Jun 11, 2016
$21
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Hiker 1/4 Sock Cushion added Mar 20, 2016
$17 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Point6 Hiking Tech Extra Light Mini Crew added Feb 26, 2016
$17 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan Trekking Medium Weight Socks added Feb 11, 2016
Columbia Cushioned Cotton/Poly Crew Sock added Oct 27, 2015
$14
Icebreaker Hike Basic Medium Crew added Oct 11, 2015
RailRiders Channel Air added Nov 10, 2014
Farm to Feet Boulder added Oct 3, 2014
$18 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DeFeet Blaze added Aug 21, 2014
$15 MSRP
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