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Pros Warm, comfortable, durable, reliableQuick to dry, comfortable, lighter padded constructionVery breathable, fantastic wicking power, thoughtful cushioning, compressive fitWarm, comfortable, thoughtful ventilation, synthetic construction, durableSuper durable, great fit, super wicking ability, lifetime guarantee
Cons No lifetime guaranteeLacks durabilityNot as durable, not very warmUnderfoot padding holds moisture, specific fit in toe boxNot very warm, no additional padding
Bottom Line A great sock for those seeking an all-around performer that will last for many seasons to comeA lightweight sock that provides a wide range of thermoregulation in all weather conditionsA tight, ultralight ski sock built to simply wick and protectThe best synthetic sock out there for skiers and snowboarders alikeA stellar lightweight option for tight boots and aerobic days on the hill
Rating Categories Smartwool PhD Ski Medium Icebreaker Ski+ Light Smartwool PhD Pro Free Ski Darn Tough ThermoLite OTC Over-the-Calf Padded Light
Comfort & Construction (25%)
9
8
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6
Warmth (25%)
9
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6
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6
Breathability (25%)
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10
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9
Fit (15%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Smartwool PhD Ski... Icebreaker Ski+... Smartwool PhD Pro... Darn Tough... Over-the-Calf...
Material 65% Merino Wool, 33% Nylon, 2% Elastane, Imported Yarn 57% Merino Wool, 40% Nylon, 3% Lycra 56% merino wool, 41% nylon, 3% elastane 57% Thermolite Polyester, 35% Nylon, 5% Lycra Spandex, 3% Other fiber 60% Merino Wool, 36% Nylon, 4% Lycra Spandex
Level of Cushioning Midweight Lightweight Ultralightweight Midweight Ultralightweight
Weight 3.15 oz 3.15 oz 2.2 oz 3.15 oz 2.85 oz
Left/Right specific? No Yes No No No
Overall height 13 inches 14.25 inches 14 inches 13 inches 14 inches
Padded area Shin, underfoot, ankle Shin, calf, foot, ankle Ball, heel, shin Shin, underfoot, ankle Shin
Warranty or Guarantee Head to Heels Guarentee upon arrival w/ 2 year Guarentee Lifetime Guarentee Head to Heels Guarentee upon arrival w/ 2 year Guarentee Unconditional Lifetime Guarentee Unconditional Lifetime Guarentee
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