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by Farmer PaulfromWaste of moneyI wear hikers every day working in the field. Thought these would be a less expensive alternative to Smartwool, but they are just cheaply made imitations
Date published: 2009-08-07
Rated 1out of5
by DogDaddyfromStarts all fluff; Ends all fuzzOne of the most comfortable socks I've had--too bad they don't last. Within two weeks of occasional usage hiking and skiing, one had blown out at the toes, another had great puffs of material fuzzing out on the side of the foot. Took them both back. There are many better options out there for [$] a pop.
Date published: 2012-03-25
Rated 2out of5
by Matthew04fromNot the SameI bought four pair of these online about two month after purchasing four pair in the CS store. The ones I received in the mail are noticeably different in size and thickness. I'm 99.9% sure that they should be exactly the same based on the description online and what I bought in store. Am a little disappointed that I'll have to make a trip to the store to be sure.
Date published: 2013-09-29
Rated 2out of5
by TopoguidefromNeeds that extra somethingThe overall quality is good, and I have no doubt they will hold up over time. However, I do not usually wear a liner unless on a multi day trek, with this sock liners are a must. The design exposes part of your toe to the inside of the boot if worn by itself.
Date published: 2008-01-03
Rated 2out of5
by HobieSailorfromNot up to REI standardsI love good wool socks and wear them often. I started buying some of the REI branded socks in place of SmartWool to save money. I've always been very happy with the quality of REI branded products in the past but this is the exception.
Every pair that I have owned has worn through at the heel and ball of the foot. Not just a tear but the wool piling seems to just disappear over time leaving the mesh it's woven through with no cushion and then rips.
I still have SmartWool socks that I've had for years and years and have never lost the piling enough to even seem thin.
This is one product to invest the extra money in the "name brand". You will save it in the long run.
I still gave the sock 2 stars as it is certainly comfortable, it just wears out extremely quickly.
Date published: 2009-03-15
Rated 2out of5
by *Trinity*fromOUCH! No good as hiking socksI am a professional geologist and an avid hiker outside of work as well. These socks feel great starting out, but are a major let down when the terrain gets steep and the miles add on. I get huge blisters while wearing these socks, even with liners, but I don't get blisters with my SmartWool brand socks these are designed to emulate even on steeper, longer trails, with or without liners. These REI socks also don't wick as well as their competitors.
On the plus side I really like the elastic arch area that makes the sock feel secure on your foot and prevents it from sliding down while you hike. Best use I've found for them though is keeping my feet warm while wearing sandals in the winter.
For casual short hikes these are sufficient, but they need some improvement before I'll be wearing them again on longer more challenging hikes or backpacking.
Date published: 2009-08-19
Rated 3out of5
by Camper-Girl, latest in super heroesfromDecent, but not FANTASTIC.Was super jazzed about buying these socks for my last adventure to the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Was super bummed when they seemed to stretch out (they heal of the sock was inching out of my boot) as the day progressed. I bought the ladies' medium as was suggested by the packaging based on my shoe size 7.5-8. They also seemed to get very compressed and did not remain as cushy as my synthetic socks. My feet did remain toasty when the temps dropped and did not get too hot during the heat of the day!
Overall, not a bad sock...just wasn't as great as I had hoped. I'm certain they will last a lifetime though...
Date published: 2008-10-21
Rated 3out of5
by OLSfromNice socks - but need to size downI wear a size 9.5 so bought a large - and these socks are way to big on me ( I also have a wide foot to boot). Because the socks are too long - they bunch up as I am putting my boot on - and I can envision them doing so during the day hiking even if I took great care to get the boot on without bunching. The socks have extra padding in the toe and heel area and the middle of the foot compresses more. The front part of the socks - padded - will slip back (towards the heel) and create an uncomfortable ridge right at the interface of the padding and the compression material. Turns out that a great way to test how my socks behave is to put them on and wear them with my Crocs...any slippage/bunching shows up immediately. They feel great - the price is right - but I am not taking chances on my 10 day trek so need to try something else. I hesitate to buy the mediums due to the overlap ridge issue..
Date published: 2011-01-15
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