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Thread: What’s the best backpacking/hiking socks?

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    What’s the best backpacking/hiking socks?

    I’m looking for some opinions here. I tried a pair of my buddy’s first lite socks last fall and fell in love with them. I went to order 3 pairs of socks a couple of weeks ago and they wanted $75 for shipping. The bill was around $200 so I decided to go a different route. I ordered some darn tough heavy hiking socks, but they really don’t compare, so now I’m out another $70. I probably should have just paid the shipping.

    Anyways, who knows of a reasonable sock with a heavy foot bed designed for hiking with the top and ankle sections lighter. Must be merino.
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    Re: What’s the best backpacking/hiking socks?

    Don't know if they're merino but they are wool, Wigwam has a variety of really good hiking/backpacking socks. I like them and they seem to last. I have to buy some more soon mine are getting older. I use all seasons for any type of outdoor recreation; hiking, hunting, backpacking, snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing. I have a variety of different thicknesses for different temperatures.

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    Re: What’s the best backpacking/hiking socks?

    I like the drifit socks from Marks, and icebreaker light hikers for merino.
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    Re: What’s the best backpacking/hiking socks?

    Quote Originally Posted by jtred View Post
    Don't know if they're merino but they are wool, Wigwam has a variety of really good hiking/backpacking socks. I like them and they seem to last. I have to buy some more soon mine are getting older. I use all seasons for any type of outdoor recreation; hiking, hunting, backpacking, snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing. I have a variety of different thicknesses for different temperatures.
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    Re: What’s the best backpacking/hiking socks?

    All the fancy Wigwam, Smartwool, Icebreaker etc are very nice. But to be honest I haven’t found them any better or longer lasting than the $15 3 pack of Kirkland brand from Costco.
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    Re: What’s the best backpacking/hiking socks?

    I use darn tough

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    Re: What’s the best backpacking/hiking socks?

    If you have quality shoes, no point in spending big buck on socks....I buy/bought mine (3pairs) from bass pro many years ago and they would replace them for free for life..(can’t remember the brand as it’s my scotch now)....you don’t want something too warm, sweaty feet not a good thing.

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    Re: What’s the best backpacking/hiking socks?

    Nylon HH liner sock and a pair of Merino over top...

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    Re: What’s the best backpacking/hiking socks?

    Check posts #’s 31,43,44
    http://www.huntingbc.ca/forum/showth...ght=wool+socks

    Gave a couple pairs away as presents & still have the other 2 pairs. They are in excellent shape & definitely worth their weight in gold!
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    Re: What’s the best backpacking/hiking socks?

    I have a pair of Thorlos coming from amazon. They say to go up a half size on your boots, which I can’t change. We’ll see what happens
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