Review: Darn Tough Socks

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Darn Tough Socks

I believe that a good pair of hiking socks form an integral part of enjoying yourself on the trail and that is why I invested in a pair of Darn Tough Socks.

Now, I’m all for Australian products, particularly if they are made in Australia, but every so often an international product is so good it becomes too hard to ignore.

That is the case here with these Darn Tough Socks.

Made in Vermont in the USA, Darn Tough Socks are suitable for not only hiking and trekking but running, cycling, hunting and everyday use.

The ones I purchased are the Hiker Boot Sock Cushion and have been absolutely fantastic.

Without being able to field test them before my 10-day hike in New Zealand at the end of last year, I was forced to test them during this trek.

Darn Tough Socks

Taking into consideration that my friends and I were hiking 25-30 kilometres a day, they held up remarkably well with very few blisters.

Made up of a combination of merino wool, nylon and lycra spandex (63%, 34% and 3% respectively), these socks are a snug fit that are also breathable, comfortable and fast drying.

Furthermore, they will keep your feet cool in hot conditions, warm in colder conditions, and are antimicrobial which means they will repel bacteria and odour.

Add these to my footwear combination of Salomon Quest 4D GTX hiking boots and ArmaSkin anti-blister sock liners, and blisters have become a thing of the past.

You can find buy these socks on Amazon or directly from Darn Tough, but also keep an eye on websites such as Socks Addict where you can sometimes grab a good deal.

In no way, shape or form did Darn Tough pay me for this review. I am merely bringing exposure to a product that I believe, and in turn providing you guys value at the same time. 

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. John, interesting article. I too like a quality sock. When you spend a large proportion of your day on your feet. Socks and boots are very important. I’ll try and get myself a pair to try. Also, never come across the Armaskin. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hey Mark, thanks for having a read of the article. I really appreciate it and I agree re: your comments about socks and boots. I’m a big believer that hiking boots are a hiker’s most important piece of gear. If they aren’t correctly worn in or don’t feel right to begin with, it can lead to a really crappy experience on the trail. Furthermore, a good pair of, such as DT socks, complement good quality boots. If you haven’t had a read yet, be sure to check out my review of ArmaSkin’s sock liners.

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