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Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew
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Wigwam Hiking Outdoor
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
Price $16.95 at REI$25.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Very comfortable, breathable, medium cushioning, versatileDurable, comfortable, wide temperature regulation, versatile, fittedGreat thermoregulation, incredibly comfortable, durabilityBreathable, comfortable, well-fitted, thin materials, merino-wool blend, no itchIncredible durability, quick to dry, accommodates a liner, comfortable
Cons Not quick to dry, loses shape when wetNot ideal for hot temperatures, tall cut not best for allSlow to dry, expensiveLacks warmth in cold temperaturesLoose fit, lacks compression paneling, loses wicking capabilities in cold weather
Bottom Line A thicker and comfortable hiking sock built for long trails and long days.Our favorite hiking sock for all-seasons.A versatile sock built for both the day and thru-hiker.A lightweight hiking sock that simply offers the best performance of its class.A value-driven, midweight synthetic hiking sock with great drying speed and durability.
Rating Categories Lightweight Merino Crew Darn Tough Hiker Full Cushion Smartwool PhD Pro Light Crew Light Hiker Micro Crew Wigwam Hiking Outdoor Pro
Comfort (25%)
8
9
9
8
7
Wicking And Breathability (25%)
7
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8
Warmth (20%)
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Durability (20%)
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Drying Speed (10%)
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Specs Lightweight Merino... Darn Tough Hiker... Smartwool PhD Pro... Light Hiker Micro... Wigwam Hiking...
Material 79% merino wool/20% nylon/1% Lycra spandex 66% merino wool, 32% nylon, 2% lycra spandex 62% Merino Wool, 36% Nylon, 2% Elastane 40% merino wool, 56% nylon, 4% lycra spandex 41% polypropylene, 34% acrylic, 23% stretch nylon, 1% stretch polyester, 1% spandex
Sock Category Lightweight Midweight Lightweight Lightweight Midweight
Length Lower calf High calf Lower calf High ankle Lower calf
Guarantee Policy Limited lifetime warranty Lifetime guarantee 2 year satisfaction guarantee Lifetime guarantee 2 year guarantee
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