Free Shipping on Orders Over $50 - Some Exclusions Apply*
  • 1-800-409-4502

  • Live Chat with a Gearhead

  • 100% Guaranteed Returns

Spend 100 Get 20 CreditsSpend 100 Get 20 Credits

Description

Hike smarter not harder.

Tread lightly with the Hiking Light Sock from SmartWool. Lightweight is the mantra of many hikers. The new Hiking Light sock from SmartWool follows that dogma with an impressive blend of features woven into a thin sock. Support and comfort are built in for mile after mile of quick, blister-free hiking. Wool is a natural choice for hiking socks do to its ability to resist moisture and odors. Durable and soft Merino wool is used to make these socks a perfect trail companion.

Share your thoughts

Review Summary
5
74 4
14 3
3 2
0 1
1

What do you think of the

SmartWool Hiking Light Crew Socks

? Share a...

Write a review

No file chosen

Rather attach a photo from another website?

Rather attach a photo from your computer?

  • Product review:
  • Share a video
  • Share a photo

How familiar are you with the product?(Optional)

How does this product fit?(Optional)

Invalid filetype.

Save

Here's what others have to say...

5 5

Great Socks

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

I have used these socks mainly for day hikes lasting about 4-5 hours and they are great. These socks are light weight which is nice for the Utah heat in the summer time and they are very comfortable, I even wear these socks with my normal everyday shoes. These are my new go-to sock for day hikes, but if you are going on longer multiple day backpacking trips I would recommend that you go with a thicker version of this sock.

5 5

Excellent product! 100% recommended

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

If you want socks for every day, this is what you looking for.

I'm an 8.5 in some brands of shoes and a...

Posted on

I'm an 8.5 in some brands of shoes and a 9 for other brands... Which size should I get? M or L ?

Responded on

chamhiker,
I always prefer to go with the larger size when I am between sock sizes. I can also say from personal experience that the SmartWool Hiking Light Crew Socks will constrict just a little with multiple washes. Order the large and I think you will be very happy.

Mine. These are Mine.

Mine. These are Mine.

Posted on

Looks like I need another pair...

BTW, this wasn't staged; I was packing for a trip and she nabbed my SWs.

5 5

It's Never Too Late to Learn "the Way"

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

For me it's either Smartwool or Darn Tough socks in my sock drawer, and it's been that way for a few years now. Fortunately, the once resonant shame of all those white tube socks from times past is all but a fidgety memory...

Smartwool socks--compared to Darn Tough (DT)--are slightly more stretchy in my experience, but they are a bit more comfortable than their rivals. Besides being comfy with some stretch, they're breathable when it's hot, and cozy warm when it's cold. AND...they'll keep your feet warm when wet: Imagine you've just stepped through some thin ice into shin-deep water and you're still a few hours from camp--this type of situation can turn grim quickly, so wear some wool and have the upper'foot'.

SEEM PRICEY?: Yeah, they're $18/pair, but once you own 'em, you'll understand why they're called "smart" and You Will Notice The Difference. Still not convinced? Well, try to think smartphone versus flip-phone and then apply that logic to your feet...yeah, like I was saying, it's a no-brainer.

4 5

Light?

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

These are my go to socks for everyday wear, whether teaching or hiking. I don't know if i would consider them light, but they are definitely comfortable and wick well. I wear a 12 and the large fits perfect. The only beef with them is the heel and ball of the foot areas tend to wear out sooner than i think they should- especially for almost $18- watch for a sale!

1 5

Too tight at top , no give at calf

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

Had to split with a pair of scissors to wear, too constructive at calf, the foot portion was okay, wore kayaking in Blackstone Bay in Alaska. if you have a muscular calf, these are not for you . My husband couldn't wear his either so now we have 4 pairs that are split to the ankle

5 5

Favorite socks

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

I finally wore out all the Smartwool light hikers I have had for like 10 years! The new ones fit even better than the old ones. These are definitely not cheap socks, but you get what you pay for. What you won't get is blisters. I probably have at least 12 pairs of different Smartwool socks or varying ages. If you have never tried the brand, you're depriving yourself.

4 5

Good Socks, go Heavier for Backpacking

In general, Smartwool does a great job designing the fit of their socks, and getting a good merino wool blend that has all the properties we love with some added durability.

I got these for Christmas and I think they're great cold weather socks for around the house and around town. I think they're a little light for cold weather outdoor unless you got some toasty boots. They also seem a bit light to me for backpacking. Great day hiking socks, but I want a little heavier sock if I'm carrying some weight on my back.

5 5

Great socks.

The socks fit and feel great. A must have for long hikes and comfy days.

5 5

Cant go wrong!

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You can't go wrong with these socks! they are great for hiking, camping, lounging around and keeping your feet warm! I keep buying these, thats how great they are!

5 5

Terrific cold-weather socks

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Wore these socks for the first time last night, playing paddle tennis (an outdoor winter sport) in 20-degree cold weather. My feet were so comfortable and toasty warm! The socks are nicely cushioned and soft, but my tennis shoes still fit fine with them on. Seem to run true to size: size M fits my women's (shoe) size 9 feet perfectly.

5 5

Great socks - not itchy!

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really like these socks. They are cushy and warm but they aren't itchy. They aren't very thick either which I like. I ordered the Loden and it's a lovely color. I'm very happy with these socks.

5 5

Amazing socks!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Smartwool is nothing short of amazing! I am switching all my socks to Smartwool! I love it so much, I'm wearing it to work. You feel the toasty warmth but not suffocating heat in your feet. More importantly, I don't get tired feet at the end of a work day.

5 5

Great Socks!

  • Gender: Male

SmartWool makes the best socks for everyday use.
I have multiple pairs that I use for hiking ,camping, climbing, and everyday use. Started to go with the
lighter weight, for less strenuous activities. Still pretty comfortable for the abuse I put them through.

5 5

Excellent Socks!

Great fit, good feel, excellent quality. SmartWool has yet to disappoint.

5 5

Yup...click...buy...good!

Good socks. Good price. Very pleased. Came back and bought additional pair after the first arrived. Dig'em!

5 5

Go ahead, click buy

I'm not much the review writing person, but I would like to throw in my two cents. I started with 3 pairs a couple of years ago and now own 8. THESE ARE THE BEST SOCKS OUT THERE. Go ahead, click buy ... you won't regret it. 8 pairs 0 defects.

What's the sizing options for men and...

Posted on

What's the sizing options for men and women. I wear a man's 10 1/2 shoe and my wife a woman's 8. How does that translate for the socks. Thanks.

Responded on

The men's would be a Large and the women's would be a Medium for those sizes. There is a size chart right below the options drop down up above.

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.

View all contributions... Be patient, it might take a while.