Darn Tough ThermoLite OTC
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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 Over-the-Calf Padded Light
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Pros Warm, comfortable, thoughtful ventilation, synthetic construction, durableWarm, comfortable, durable, reliableQuick to dry, comfortable, lighter padded constructionVery breathable, fantastic wicking power, thoughtful cushioning, compressive fitSuper durable, great fit, super wicking ability, lifetime guarantee
Cons Underfoot padding holds moisture, specific fit in toe boxNo lifetime guaranteeLacks durabilityNot as durable, not very warmNot very warm, no additional padding
Bottom Line The best synthetic sock out there for skiers and snowboarders alikeA 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 protectA stellar lightweight option for tight boots and aerobic days on the hill
Rating Categories Darn Tough ThermoLite OTC Smartwool PhD Ski Medium Icebreaker Ski+ Light Smartwool PhD Pro Free Ski Over-the-Calf Padded Light
Comfort & Construction (25%)
9
9
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6
Warmth (25%)
7
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6
Breathability (25%)
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Fit (15%)
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Specs Darn Tough... Smartwool PhD Ski... Icebreaker Ski+... Smartwool PhD Pro... Over-the-Calf...
Material 57% Thermolite Polyester, 35% Nylon, 5% Lycra Spandex, 3% Other fiber 65% Merino Wool, 33% Nylon, 2% Elastane, Imported Yarn 57% Merino Wool, 40% Nylon, 3% Lycra 56% merino wool, 41% nylon, 3% elastane 60% Merino Wool, 36% Nylon, 4% Lycra Spandex
Level of Cushioning Midweight Midweight Lightweight Ultralightweight Ultralightweight
Weight 3.15 oz 3.15 oz 3.15 oz 2.2 oz 2.85 oz
Left/Right specific? No No Yes No No
Overall height 13 inches 13 inches 14.25 inches 14 inches 14 inches
Padded area Shin, underfoot, ankle Shin, underfoot, ankle Shin, calf, foot, ankle Ball, heel, shin Shin
Warranty or Guarantee Unconditional Lifetime Guarentee 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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