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

WrightSock Merino Trail Quarter Sock
$5
Bridgedale Merino Summit Hiking Sock
$5 - $12
Wigwam Cool-Lite Hiker Pro Quarter Length
$5 - $13
Bridgedale Merino Trekker
$5 - $13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Smartwool Hiking Ultra Light Crew
$7 - $17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lorpen Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock
$7 - $24
Smartwool Hike Light Crew
$7 - $14
Smartwool Baby Bootie Batch
$7 - $14
Teko Organic SIN3RGI Light Hiking Sock
$7
Teko Organic SIN3RGI Midweight Hiking Sock
$7
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Ultra Light Crew
$7 - $20
Smartwool PhD Graduated Compression Light Sock
$7 - $19
REI Merino Ultralight Hiker Crew Socks
$8 - $10
Darn Tough Micro Crew Cushion
$8 - $22
Under Armour Youth AllSport Sock
$8 MSRP
Teko MERINO Summit Series Light Hiking
$8 - $9
Smartwool Hiking Medium Crew Sock
$8 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Merino Wool Hiking Sock
$9
REI CoolMax EcoMade Multisport Mini Crew Sock
$9 MSRP
REI CoolMax EcoMade Multisport Crew Sock
$10 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Smartwool Hiking Medium Crew
$9 - $20
Under Armour AllSport Sock
$9 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Mini Socks
$9 - $18
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Micro Sock
$9 - $18
Smartwool Hiking Light Crew Sock
$9 - $18
REI Classic Ragg Sock
$9 MSRP
REI CoolMax EcoMade Walking Low Sock
$10 MSRP
REI Merino Wool Low Light Hiker Sock
$10 MSRP
REI CoolMax Multisport II Crew Socks
$10 MSRP
REI Merino Wool Mini Crew Light Hiking Sock
$10 MSRP
REI CoolMax EcoMade Walking Quarter Sock
$10 MSRP
Fox River Wick-Dry Outlander Boot Sock
$10 - $12
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fox River Wick Dry Explorer Sock
$10
Bridgedale X-Hale Trailblaze
$10
Wigwam Diabetic Walker
$10
Smart Socks Merino Mid Weight Crew II
$10 MSRP
Smartwool Outdoor Light Micro
$10 MSRP
Keen Concord Crew Lite
$18 MSRP
FITS Sock Light Hiker Quarter
$10 - $18
FITS Sock Heavy Expedition Boot
$10 - $20
Darn Tough Micro Crew Light Cushion
$10 - $20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
FITS Sock Light Hiker Crew
$10 - $21
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew
$10 - $22
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Darn Tough Merino Micro Crew Sock Cushion
$10 - $23
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lorpen T3 Light Hiker
$10
Wigwam Trail Trax Pro
$10
Fox River Journey Quarter Womens
$10 MSRP
Under Armour HeatGear Boot Sock
$10 MSRP
Fox River Wick Dry Walker Women's Crew Sock
$10 MSRP
Fox River Journey Crew Womens
$10 MSRP
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