Hiking/Backpacking Socks

Recent Hiking/Backpacking Sock Reviews

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

Fox River PrimaHike Socks

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Warm, medium weight hiking socks with an anatomical fit. Primaloft and Merino wool for a great feel. Available in two heights. Fox River was kind enough to supply two pairs of PrimaHike socks for testing and I have been doing just that since this past fall. I have used them for hiking, mountain biking, gym workouts, and just casual use. The PrimaHiker sock is available in crew and quarter crew heights. Fabric: 41% nylon, 26% PrimaLoft@ acrylic, 26% Merino wool, 4% NanoGlide nylon, 3% Spandex Technology:… Full review

Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Crew

rated 5 of 5 stars I find these socks more durable than Smartwools, which I have stopped purchasing because I punch/wear through the toe area in a short period of time. Although I like the similar socks from Darn Tough, including: Hike/Trek Light Cushion (1913), Nordic (1820) and X-Country (1420); I find the Point6 to be more comfortable. They are not as stiff or tight as the DT's and have just the right amount of stretch to them. The listed DT socks give very little. I find these socks comfortable, durable and easy… Full review

user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Mund Socks Makalu reviewed May 30, 2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Mini Socks reviewed Jun 30, 2018
$13 - $18
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Feetures! Merino+ Cushion Crew Sock reviewed Jun 30, 2018
$22 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Darn Tough Merino Micro Crew Sock Cushion reviewed Jun 27, 2018
$10 - $22
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Woolx Fearless Socks Crew Length Full Cushion reviewed Dec 20, 2017
$19 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Lodge Merino Wool Outdoor Sport Socks reviewed May 12, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fox River PrimaHike Socks reviewed Mar 24, 2017
$16 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dachstein 4 Ply Boiled Wool Calf Socks reviewed Jan 5, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Heavyweight Mountaineering Sock reviewed Jan 2, 2017
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock Escape Crew reviewed Nov 10, 2016
$11 - $18
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Farm to Feet Ballston Spa Crew reviewed Sep 21, 2016
$20 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion reviewed Sep 8, 2016
$19 - $25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Mountaineering Over-the-Calf Extra Cushion reviewed Sep 2, 2016
$21 - $28
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Outdoor Sport Light Cushion reviewed Sep 1, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Injinji Outdoor Quarter Crew Sock reviewed Jul 23, 2016
$16 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fox River Pioneer Crew Socks reviewed Jun 29, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo Trekking Sock - Thick Cushion Crew reviewed Jun 10, 2016
$20 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Hiker 1/4 Sock Cushion reviewed Mar 20, 2016
$17 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Point6 Hiking Tech Extra Light Mini Crew reviewed Feb 26, 2016
$17 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan Trekking Medium Weight Socks reviewed Feb 11, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Injinji Performance Crew Sock reviewed Feb 6, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Mini Crew reviewed Feb 3, 2016
$16 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough ATC Boot Sock Cushion reviewed Oct 17, 2015
$24
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew reviewed Nov 12, 2014
$10 - $22
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DeFeet Blaze reviewed Aug 21, 2014
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Injinji Trail 2.0 Midweight Mini-Crew reviewed Jul 23, 2014
$15 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Hiking Ultra Light Mini reviewed Jul 21, 2014
$11 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock Coolmesh II Crew Sock reviewed May 12, 2014
$10 - $15
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dahlgren Alpaca Hiking Sock reviewed Apr 16, 2014
$23 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Trekking Heavy Crew Sock reviewed Mar 13, 2014
$16 - $20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Goodhew Medium Hiker reviewed Mar 10, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
PowerSox Merino Wool Medium Cushion reviewed Jan 27, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Keen Olympus Medium Crew reviewed Jan 19, 2014
$22 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Lightweight Hiking Crew Sock reviewed Dec 19, 2013
$18 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Over-the-Calf Boot Sock Full Cushion reviewed Oct 7, 2013
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user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Rebel Fusion Quarter Sock reviewed Sep 27, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Darn Tough Coolmax Micro Crew Sock Cushion reviewed Sep 24, 2013
$16 - $21
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Point6 Hiking Tech Light Mini Crew reviewed Sep 24, 2013
$13 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Merino Wool Hiking Sock reviewed Aug 24, 2013
$13 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Crew Sock reviewed Jul 16, 2013
$10 - $24
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Smartwool Hiking Medium Crew reviewed Jun 14, 2013
$7 - $21
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Omni-Wool Multisport Hiker Plus reviewed May 15, 2013
$25 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock reviewed Nov 10, 2016
$13 - $24
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Salomon Mega Trek Coolmax Sock reviewed Jan 18, 2013
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
FITS Sock Light Hiker Crew reviewed Nov 21, 2012
$10 - $21
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Advantage Crew reviewed Aug 31, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Goodhew Light Hiker Sock reviewed Jul 20, 2012
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo Mountaineering Socks - Thick Cushion reviewed Oct 25, 2011
$23 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo Hiking Sock - Thick Cushion Crew with THOR-LON reviewed Apr 8, 2011
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Hiking Medium Mini Sock reviewed Apr 13, 2010
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