This Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew is an excellent option for men in search of a stellar lightweight hiking option. Built with ample compression paneling and a 60% merino wool blend, it has one of the best fits tested. The merino wool feels soft against the skin while providing insulation when wet. It also breathes very well making it a great option for higher-intensity sports like running or fast packing. As a result of its construct, it won our Top Pick for Warm Weather activities (for men).
Even though we love its high-quality construction, we do have a couple (but not too serious) caveats. In comparison to some quick drying socks in this review like the synthetic Wigwam Hiker Pro, it doesn't dry very fast. It also doesn't provide ample warmth in cold weather like our Notable Mention for Comfort and Versatility, the Smartwool PhD outdoor sock. This is because of its lightweight design (and to be expected). That said, it fills a niche as our Top Pick for Warm Weather (for men). If you're looking for a similar sock that is best for women, check out our Top Pick for Warm Weather, the Darn Tough Micro Crew Hiker. Wear both through the three seasons of Fall, Spring, and Summer, but get a warmer sock for the cold winter months.