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The classic styling and fit of the Lorpen Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock suits anyone looking for a durable, breathable sock that won't lose shape after extended use. And, the best part is that you get a double-dose with this two-pack to let you switch to a fresh pair mid-weekend on a backpacking trip or once you reach your destination after a day filled with planes, trains, and automobiles.

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Lorpen Merino Light Hiker Socks Rock!

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size
  • Size Bought: large

I've purchased many pairs of these socks over the last three years and... they - are - the - bomb! In fact, I like 'em better than my many pairs of Smartwool socks (whaaa?!). My 18- and 21-year-old backpacking sons concur. They're comfortable, breathable and long-lasting. And the chocolate brown (former color) and grey color schemes go with most of what I wear.

What more can you want out of a sock?

nice winter work sock

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

I picked them up on SAC to wear as a cold weather sock to wear to work with dress shoes and they fit the bill. I can't speak to their durability for hiking but they've held up well for business work. I didn't pay attention to the make up when I bought them or before tossing the packaging, but they are comfortable and keep my feet warm.

Great socks

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

I use these socks for hiking and they are very comfortable and lightweight, the blend makes for a stretchier sock but I didnt find that they stretched out too much or anything, they do tend to get pretty smelly but a bit of foot powder in my shoes before the hike seemed to help alot. All in all a good decent hiking sock at a great price

False Advertising

    I bought two 2-packs of these because I read's tech specs, which says they are 75% merino, 15% nylon, and 10% lycra. That's a nice, durable blend with some good stretch.

    I received my socks to day, and the Lorpen packaging says they are 37.5% merino, 37.5% ACRYLIC, 15% nylon,and 10% lycra. I bought these things specifically because they did NOT have acrylic in them. Acrylic blend socks wear out much quicker than those blended with nylon. I see hasn't bothered changing the specs.

    The socks are very nice out of the box, but I guarantee they won't last very long. Shame on you,!!!

    Not nearly as much merino as advertised.

      Agree with kspc's comment about the tech specs. These socks do not have 75% merino wool. I never would have bought these, even at SAC prices, if I had known the acrylic content was so high. If your feet do OK with that much Acrylic, these are nice fitting socks. Sadly for me, acrylic=swampy feet, which means they are no good in any weather.


        I love merino socks too, although that's a pretty meaningless statement. It's like saying I love good food. I have merino socks from Icebreaker, Smartwool, Darn Tough, and Lorpen. I would rank them in that order. Lorpen wear out faster than any of the others. If you can get at half price, it's a good deal. Otherwise, I'd rather pay more and get the better brands.

        Lorpen socks are the LICK

        • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

        Lorpen makes my favorite socks ever. I am very picky about my socks. They have to fit right, wear well, and make my feet feel liberated vs. constricted. Lorpen fits the bill. I am an avid hiker and I rock sandals with socks (look out ladies) more then full coverage shoes and everything Lorpen holds up well and feels great with no stink.

        Love Merino!!

          I love merino wool, it's very soft and comfortable. I was skeptical about wool socks because I don't like the itchy feeling, but these aren't ichy. They do what they are supposed to do, keep your feet warm when it's cold and breath well when it's a bit warmer out. I wouldn't suggest these for mid summer hikes in Arizona, but definately a great sock for the other three seasons mountian climates. The only gripe I have is they look like they'll wear out sooner than synthetic socks, after a summer of hiking in the Rockies.