The Wigwam Hiking Outdoor Pro is a mid-weight synthetic sock with excellent durability and drying speed. This full-length model does excellent in wet weather and won our Best Buy award for its low $14 sticker price. Composed of polypropylene, acrylic, and nylon fabric, it wicks well and dries the fastest of all socks tested. The material is soft and cozy when dry and does a great job at insulating when wet in warmer conditions. It also shows the least amount of wear and tear in our testing than any other models.
Despite the many pros, our major caveat with this sock is its fit. While other contenders have compression paneling and a 'fitted' design, this sock slid down the leg while exercising. Where other socks like Darn Tough Full Cushion sock (our Editors' Choice winner) uses a higher percentage of lycra or spandex, this model only uses 1%, providing a less fitted design. The upside to this less fitted design is that one can use an additional liner to provide extra wicking power when the temperature plummets.
All in all, this Best Buy winner is an excellent option for both warm and cool weather thanks to its great breathability and wicking capabilities. It kept us warm in a wide range of temperatures but when the weather takes a dive, it allowed more cold in than merino wool contenders. Of all the socks tested, its best for wet weather a perfect piece of gear for day hikes and backpacking trips.