The People's Merino Wool Hiking Sock is a perfect option for both men and women on a shoestring budget. With a 71% merino wool blend (the highest concentration of wool in this review!) this super cozy ankle-length sock provides average performance with excellent breathability and drying ability. The cut offers superior airflow on hot days, and many of our testers loved to use it during the summer months while hiking and running because of this performance features. The best part? The price works out to roughly just $9 per sock - one of the most affordable options in this review.
While it's not as comfortable and cozy as the Smartwool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew or the Danish Unisex Merino Wool Sock, this is the best affordable option for those in search of a quality ankle-length hiking sock. The Danish Unisex Merino Wool Sock works out to about the same price and scores higher overall, but has a boot-length cut that is more conducive to colder weather. We also noticed that the People's sock is a touch more durable (and comfortable), providing a bit of a better fit than the Danish Wool Sock. So if you're in the market for a super breathable, warm, and affordable hiking sock with a nice fit the People's Merino Wool Sock is a great option for both men and women!