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Smartwool Trekking Heavy Crew Sock

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    Yaks smell, your socks shouldn't.

    SmartWool uses their long lasting blend of wool and nylon to make their Trekking Heavy Crew Sock as adventurous as you are. The sights and sounds of an exotic land should not be overshadowed by the smell of your socks. Arch support and padding aid in keeping foot muscles relaxed and protected during long trips. Wool has the ability to keep your feet warm and dry while the outside temperature goes from chilly to steamy. Foot funk and odors are naturally repelled for day after day on the trail. Wash these wooly socks in a stream and they'll be dry before you know it.
    • Item #SWL0015

    Tech Specs

    Material
    70% merino, 29% nylon, 1% elastane
    Weight
    heavyweight
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

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    Worth the hype.

      Ok, wool socks? Sounds terrifying and itchy! Boy, am I glad I got over that attitude towards these socks. Listening to customers, and fellow Backpackers', I tested out a pair on a 10 day hike and couldn't believe I ever doubted the hype. I was just sad I only had one pair, which by the way I wore every single day. They kept my feet dry while regulating the temperature so they didn't overheat. Plus, wearing them every day in a pair of hiking boots, you'd think that they would smell right?! You're wrong. The Merino Wool actually neutralizes odor. So if you're looking for a sign you need these socks, this is it. Go ahead, test a pair.

      Sweet Wool Socks

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

      Gave it as a gift, but feedback below:
      "Perfect wool socks. They are soft, stretchy, and do everything wool socks are supposed to do."

      Warm and comfy!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Height: 4'5"
      • Weight: 170lbs

      These socks are super thick and warm. They fit great with my Merrell hiking boots and L.L. Bean Shearling Lined boots. I know every time I wear these my feet will stay warm. I would definitely buy again.

      Comfy

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 140lbs

      Smartwool just makes great socks. I have many pairs and I will continue to buy more in the future. They are thick, warm, and comfortable. Can't go wrong.

      Great socks!

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

      I love these socks. I use them for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and lounging around the house.

      The XL fits my size 14+ feet perfectly.

      THICK

      • Height: 5'11"
      • Weight: 193lbs

      I love smart wool socks. Just be aware these are super thick! That's the only reason why they get a 4 vs 5 rating. I wear them around the house in the winter and with my Sorel pull-on boots.

      Our family loves SmartWool socks

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

      These socks were purchased for warmth when cross-country skiing. They are bulky, cushy, and warm. They are made in the US which is always a bonus. shoe size 8.5-9 women's, M fits well. I like that the toe seams lie flat and do not irritate.

      Great socks to give and get for yourself

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Small
      • Height: 5'8"
      • Weight: 130lbs

      Socks that are great for boots, home, or just stuffing in Christmas stockings. My sister's old pair were looking a little tired so she got the upgrade to a new pair!

      Warm feet, Warm sleep

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'2"
      • Weight: 110lbs

      What's worse than sub-zero temps under a tarp in a snowfield in Utah? Waking up at 3am under said tarp because your feet are cold! terrifying! This was my experience BEFORE I bought these socks. I have 3 pairs now for when I work the backcountry winter as a field guide---one for AM, one for PM, and one pair that I keep exclusively for sleeping. They are soft, not scratchy, breathable, and wool is naturally anti-microbial so the stink stays to a minimum. I truly suggest these socks for long cold weather treks, or winter weekends camping out with the kids so your feet stay toasty!

      Gear questions?
      Contact me: tsalisbury@backcountry.com
      801-204-4692

      Warm comfortable toes are a good thing!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 5'11"
      • Weight: 195lbs

      Great value and they are worth every penny. A great deal of padding all the way around and they are warm as can be. I just got them so can't comment on durability but they seem to be very well made so i have high hopes that they will stay like this for years.

      Specs wrong, but good looking socks

        I received these two days ago. The website clearly shows these are 80% merino wool, but the package shows 70%. I contacted a rep online and they told me "the site info has not been updated from when they changed the composition of the socks."

        So, hopefully they'll update their website soon so there's no more confusion.

        I haven't tried them on yet, but they look pretty solid.

        Comfy and Burly

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

        Was looking for some thick socks for when it gets a wee bit nipply and these are just the remedy. Smart wool is hard to beat when it comes to socks to adventure in. These feel really really good. It's like I put two teddy bears on my feet and they are giving me a cuddly bear hug. Highly recommended!!!

        Unanswered Question

        I wear a women's size 6.5 shoe. Would a small be too loose? I don't want to have extra fabric bunching up in my boots.

        Would these work well inside fishing waders...

        Would these work well inside fishing waders in the winter? I've had a few pairs of SmartWool in the past, but they have either shrunken up or gotten stretched out. I haven't found a pair that doesn't do one or the other. I need a pair for winter fishing as well as a pair for summer fishing with potential for a few miles and full days on my feet.

        Best Answer

        I would say ABSOLUTELY! These are great for staying warm and being on your feet all day. I have worn them on long winter hikes, as well as spring day hikes.

        For the past 4 months, I have only had 3 pairs of socks. One of them is the Heavy Trekking SmartWool. Even with constant use, I have not experienced any stretching. I hand wash and air dry all of my wool clothes to avoid shrinkage.

        Give them a shot!

        Would these socks be good to use in a three...

        Would these socks be good to use in a three season mountaineering boot. Looking for a socks that will give me enough padding and support but not just roast my feet

        I have a pair of these.. but I only use them in the winter. They do have great padding and comfort, however I find them to be too warm from late Spring to early Fall. They are definitely too heavy and warm for the typical 3 season temps (40F-80F+).

        Are you going to be doing high altitude mountaineering?

        Best Answer

        Ryan,

        I agree with Eli: they're a little warm for summer months. Check out the Icebreaker mid crew sock (http://www.backcountry.com/icebreaker-hike-mid-crew-sock-mens) for something with a little (less) cushion that you won't cook in. I own a light crew pair and love them, and other reviewers have said they outlast smartwool by a longshot (and they're cheaper, to boot).

        Happy trails!

        what are the best socks for hicking and...

        what are the best socks for hicking and cool weather

        Best Answer

        The SmartWool Heavy Crew Trekking socks are a great choice for three seasons plus light to medium winter use. I always wear them with a silk or polypro liner. For cold winter activities, an insulated boot is your best insurance against cold feet plus a heavier sock. I wear a pair of boiled wool Dachsteins for snowshoeing. Here's more information:

        http://www.sweatersintl.com/store/norsocks.html