Go to socks.

Discussion in 'Backpacking Gear & Clothing' started by Coonhuntin, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Coonhuntin

    Coonhuntin Member LRH Team Member

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    Just curious what everyone wears for socks. Currently have wear darn tough extra cushion
     
  2. kiwikid

    kiwikid Well-Known Member

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    Darn Tough are what I wear most days but when it comes to hunting I really like Merino socks made by Swandri here in NZ. The Alaska sock that the LRH shop sells look good.
     
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  3. Peddler 76

    Peddler 76 Well-Known Member

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    Any sock that’s at least 70-75% Merino.
     
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  4. stwcattle

    stwcattle Well-Known Member

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    Kenetrek and Kuiu with hunting boots.

    Been wearing Balega with athletic shoes. Pretty impressed with them. Plan to see if they make a boot sock
     
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  5. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    I wear the Darn Tough but the do get hard and compressed (crusty) after the first day.
     
  6. mcseal2

    mcseal2 Well-Known Member

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    Darn Tough full cushion boot socks. I haven't had the compression issue with them, but switch them out every day. I let one pair dry each day if the hunt/weather permits while wearing the other. Even on day hunts I always have 2 pairs of socks.
     
  7. Coonhuntin

    Coonhuntin Member LRH Team Member

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    I like the kentreks. The local store stopped stocking the Alaska heavy but I get a pro deal on darn tough so can’t complain.
     
  8. carl1775

    carl1775 Well-Known Member

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    Swiftwick base
    any wool knit that I own outer
     
  9. Jkling12

    Jkling12 Well-Known Member

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    Darn tough full cushion steely socks. Made for steel toe boots but perfect in my hikers
     
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    zr600 Well-Known Member

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    I were scheels brand merino wool socks I really like them.
     
  11. claybreaker

    claybreaker Active Member

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    If hunting, you are normally walking/hiking a lot. I recommend a thin liner sock, silk or a synthetic material really helps with any blister / hot spot issues. Cabelas sells a nice one.
     
  12. Lpart

    Lpart Well-Known Member

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    Darn Tough and Kuiu both in merino
     
  13. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    Darn Tough are good socks. I wear mostly Thorlo socks when I can get them. Made in USA and very durable.

    Eric B.
     
  14. dok7mm

    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    Kenetrek and SmartWool, really like the liners from SmartWool.