Fox River Telluride Medium
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Smartwool PhD Ski Medium
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Icebreaker Ski+ Light
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Smartwool PhD Pro Free Ski
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Darn Tough ThermoLite OTC
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Price $13.00 at Amazon$26.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Priced right, warm when dry, comfortable, lightweightWarm, comfortable, durable, reliableQuick to dry, comfortable, lighter padded constructionVery breathable, fantastic wicking power, thoughtful cushioning, compressive fitWarm, comfortable, thoughtful ventilation, synthetic construction, durable
Cons Cold when wet, durability is so-soNo lifetime guaranteeLacks durabilityNot as durable, not very warmUnderfoot padding holds moisture, specific fit in toe box
Bottom Line The best performance for the priceA 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 alike
Rating Categories Fox River Telluride Medium Smartwool PhD Ski Medium Icebreaker Ski+ Light Smartwool PhD Pro Free Ski Darn Tough ThermoLite OTC
Comfort & Construction (25%)
7
9
8
7
9
Warmth (25%)
5
9
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6
7
Breathability (25%)
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8
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Fit (15%)
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Specs Fox River... Smartwool PhD Ski... Icebreaker Ski+... Smartwool PhD Pro... Darn Tough...
Material 53% acrylic, 27% nylon, 18% Merino/wool blend, 2% spandex 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
Level of Cushioning Lightweight Midweight Lightweight Ultralightweight Midweight
Weight 2.80 oz 3.15 oz 3.15 oz 2.2 oz 3.15 oz
Left/Right specific? No No Yes No No
Overall height 13 inches 13 inches 14.25 inches 14 inches 13 inches
Padded area Shin, heel, ankle Shin, underfoot, ankle Shin, calf, foot, ankle Ball, heel, shin Shin, underfoot, ankle
Warranty or Guarantee One year warranty 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
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