Charles M.wrote a review of Darn Tough Merino Wool Micro Crew Cushion Hiking Sock on June 1, 2009
I did a similar, shorter interval test as Ian. I got four different brands of merino wool hiking socks and wore them in gaiter-less trailblazing excursions in the ice-ravaged Ozarks. Of the four pair, I preferred the performance (fit, durability, and comfort) of the Darn Tough. Not saying you will get the sane results over the long haul, but I likey heap big!