Hi @kimmy12 - Thanks for reaching out! It's great to hear that you have gotten into backpacking and already have some socks that work well while you're out on trails. As you've noticed, once you stop moving around to stay warm, some heavier duty socks can be a great additional to your pack. We suggest taking a look at the following options:
- Smartwool Trekking Heavy Crew Socks
- Co-op Merino Wool Expedition Hiking Crew Socks
- Bridgedale Explorer Heavyweight Boot Socks
Let us know if you have any additional questions and we'd be happy to help.
If you're keen on sharing, we'd also love to hear where your winter backpacking trips have taken you. Happy hiking!
@kimmy12 Thanks for reaching out!
To add on to the advice given to you by @REI-CarterC , here are couple of tips for helping to keep your feet warm when sleeping outside in cold temperatures:
- Make sure you are putting dry socks on before bed.
- You want socks that are snug but not too tight. Your best bet for staying warm is good circulation, socks that are too tight, even just a little bit, can have a big impact on how well your blood flows to your feet.
- You can try to add some additional warmth to your sleeping bag by putting a hand/foot warmer by your feet or filling a Nalgene bottle with warm water and putting it in the bottom of your sleeping bag (just make sure the lid is on tight!).
Hopefully this helps, thanks!
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