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Darn Tough Light Hiker Quarter Socks - Men's

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  • Darn Tough uses a custom-count, shrink-treated merino wool that enhances comfort and durability for outdoor activities
  • Merino wool wicks away moisture and breathes to regulate temperature for outstanding comfort in a variety of conditions
  • High-density cushioning underfoot
  • Ribbing above the ankles ensures a snug fit
  • Reinforced heels and toes
  • Elastic support around the arch
  • Ring-toe construction hides seams and enhances comfort
  • Darn Tough recommends that you machine wash socks inside out in warm water on gentle cycle and tumble dry on low
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Darn Tough Light Hiker Quarter Socks - Men's Specs
Best use
Wool / wool blend
65% merino wool/31% nylon/4% Lycra spandex
Light cushioning
Fabric type
Sock height
Sock cushioning

Darn Tough Light Hiker Quarter Socks - Men's

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Rated 4.7778/5 based on 9 reviews
Rated 4out of5
by fromBest wool socks I've ever bought I hardly ever wear non-wool socks any more, as the modern wool sock is so much more comfy. These are the best of the best that I've found. Only time will tell how durable they are, but the lifetime guarantee is impressive.
Date published: 2013-09-29
Rated 5out of5
by fromA rare great product Believe the hype. I went from cotton socks to synthetic, and I thought those were good for a while, until I wore out several pairs after maybe 6 months. I happened upon these on the internet somewhere, and gave them a try. The quality and comfort was excellent right away. After a while, I decided to buy some more. After two years, they show almost zero wear, and I won't wear anything else. I just bought some crew socks to wear in the winter. I wear them everywhere: running, biking, working, casual, to bed-everywhere. The odor resistance is excellent. I can sometimes wear them a few times in a row, although now I have enough of them so that it's not necessary. They might seem expensive, but I could easily spend more on replacing lesser socks. Excellent product.
Date published: 2013-09-24
Rated 5out of5
by fromSocks hold their shape. Product is very well made.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5out of5
by fromThese socks can do everything. Period. Lets start with this: I created this profile to review these socks because I though they deserved it. After years of service prior to departing, these socks are the only ones I had that survived a 4 month trip across Europe by bike, and a trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal. More amazing, is their ability to survive games of Ultimate, which leaves other merino socks (Smrtwool et al.) completely threadbare in the heels, toes, and ball of the foot after just a game or two. All the benefits of Merino apply, including smell management, temperature/moisture regulation, and general comfort. Downsides are very few. Due to their density, they air-dry slowly, and need thorough hand-washing when you don't have a machine, but they are fine in the regular wash. If you care about where your money goes these socks are still made in the USA (Northfield Vermont).
Date published: 2012-04-08
Rated 5out of5
by fromThe only sock you'll ever need. I bought my first pair of Darn Tough socks 7 years ago. Since then I have bought a couple dozen more pairs in various heights, weights, and colors. They are now the only socks I wear for any purpose. Hiking, biking, running, skiing, mountaineering, work, travel, leisure - if I have socks on my feet they are these. I have NEVER worn a pair out. Not one pair! I still wear the very first ones, and they show so little wear that I can not distinguish them from any other pair that color. These thinks are like some sort of super-Merino or something. No residual odor, great temp regulation, great moisture management, stay up perfectly, and very comfy. I wash them in a normal wash cycle and air dry. Otherwise no special care. Their very best use, in my opinion, is for backpacking. I can bring just two pairs on a trip - one to wear and one to wash/dry. They don't lose their shape, stretch out, stink, or anything else. What more do you need?
Date published: 2012-07-12
Rated 5out of5
by fromDo not hesitate to purchase This is the most money I have ever spent on a pair of socks and believe me, they're worth every cent. Not only are they extremely durable, but very comfortable. I live in southern Indiana, near the Ohio river. Let's just say it's either hot and damp, or cold and damp. These are the only socks so far to live up to the challenge. I didn't even know you could still buy socks made in the USA. I can already forecast many years of service.
Date published: 2012-07-22
Rated 5out of5
by fromIf I could marry socks... wait, can I? I have feet that get blisters like it's their job. Every time I run, every time I hike, almost any freaking activity will leave me looking like some kind of ultra-marathon after-photo gone wrong. Not after finding these babies. They are the sweat-wicking, blister-annihilating, heat-regulating masters of all things active. Their return policy might even be better than REI's (shhhh, don't tell them). Anytime, for any reason, any condition, they'll replace your socks for free. Buy them. Wear them. Love them. Or else we're not friends anymore.
Date published: 2012-08-13
Rated 4out of5
by fromSimply the best. Used 3 pairs of these socks on my '12 AT thru hike. They performed phenomenally. They totally blew me away by their refusal to hold odors. Other socks I'd used for hiking would REEK. Don't get me wrong, these socks didn't always smell like sunshine and roses, but they did an incredible job of resisting odor. On top of that, they felt great, looked great, were light, and very durable. I wore small holes in all of my pairs (that's what 2000 miles will do...). DarnTough held 100% true to their guarantee and replaced all of the pairs FOR FREE. Can't get better than that. Gave 4/5 stars because they eventually started retaining more odor.
Date published: 2013-03-16

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