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Gear Review

5 5

My second favorite sock, next to Smartwool's Trekking sock

My boots and I beat these to death every year, and the same three pairs I've had for years continue to stand up to the abuse. When I'm casually hiking without a pack these are my favorite socks. If I'm wearing full-size boots and have my pack on then I wear Smartwool's Trekking socks, which, are the greatest socks ever created.

Also, a small addition, I discovered Smartwool about 12 years ago or so. I'm a drummer, and always hated cotton socks. Twenty minutes into a show or rehearsal my shoes and feet would feel as if I fell in a pool with my clothes on. I tried a pair of Smartwools out and was absolutely awestruck. My feet stayed dry, felt better, and always remained the perfect temperature. Now that I spend most of my time backpacking things haven't changed. I'll stand by Smartwool as long as they keep making the Trekking weights and these. You will not find better socks. Period.