Burton Weekend Review
Cons: Tube-like construction, poor wicking ability, cold when wet
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|Pros||Soft and comfortable, stretchy, maintains its shape, low price, warm when dry||Comfortable and warm, good moisture management, durable, great fit, well-rounded appeal||Snug fit, wicks moisture, quick drying, great for tight fitting boots||Lower price, comfortable cushioning, maintains warmth when wet, good construction||Priced right, warm when dry, comfortable, lightweight|
|Cons||Tube-like construction, poor wicking ability, cold when wet||No lifetime guarantee||Lacks cushioning, outside of boot warmth isn't great||Compression zones on ankle and top of foot aren't ideal, breathability||Cold when wet, durability is so-so, not the most fitted sock|
|Bottom Line||This synthetic snowboard sock offers great warmth when dry||If you're seeking a ski sock for the season, this model is the most reliable across the board||Our favorite model for our performance fit boots and for high output activities like touring||Premium materials and a great fit at a price that saves you a few bucks||This is one of the least expensive models that still offers reliable performance for skiing or snowboarding|
|Rating Categories||Burton Weekend||Smartwool Ski Full...||Smartwool Ski Zero...||REI Co-op Powderbou...||Fox River Telluride...|
|Comfort & Construction (25%)|
|Specs||Burton Weekend||Smartwool Ski Full...||Smartwool Ski Zero...||REI Co-op Powderbou...||Fox River Telluride...|
|Material||80% acrylic, 18% nylon, 2% spandex||66% Merino wool, 32% nylon, 2% elastane||55% Merino wool, 41% nylon, 4% elastane||49% nylon, 48% RWS-certified Merino wool, 3% lycra spandex||53% acrylic, 27% nylon, 18% Merino wool blend, 2% spandex|
|Level of Cushioning||Midweight||Midweight||Ultralightweight||Midweight||Lightweight|
|Weight||3.4 oz||3.1 oz||2.1 oz||3.3 oz||2.8 oz|
|Overall Height||13.75 in||14 in||14 in||14 in||13 in|
|Padded Area||Cushioned throughout||Cushioned throughout||Zero Cushion||Cushioned throughout||Shin, heel, ankle|
Our Analysis and Test Results
The Weekend Sock is a 100% synthetic sock with a tube-like construction and a cute, stylish flair. It's a good option for snowboarders or those seeking a thicker sock who don't have super tight-fitting ski boots.
Comfort & Construction
For a midweight tube sock, this sock is nice and comfortable to wear with a pair of boots that aren't too tight. It features thicker materials that are soft against the skin with padding throughout the sock that isn't engineered in any specific fashion. Unlike other high-end options, it lacks areas of specific compression paneling. While it does feel good to wear around town and to the resort, many of our testers that wore tight ski boots mentioned that it's not a comfortable sock to wear on the mountain.
Our snowboarders did beg to differ, as they didn't experience the same issues of bunching on the mountain. All that aside, we can all agree that it's a great option to wear apres ski for its fun colors and comfortable synthetic materials.
When dry, this sock offers warmth in temperatures below freezing. While it offers warmth when dry, we noticed our feet getting cold on the lift several days on the resort. This is primarily because the material is thicker, and captures the water vapor. Being constructed of 100% synthetic materials (80% acrylic, 18% nylon, and 2% spandex), they don't insulate as well as natural fibers like merino wool. As a result, it's not a great option for sweaty endeavors where you might be stopping and going often. It's best for dry weather where your boots won't be getting too wet, and your feet won't be getting too sweaty.
This sock does not dry super quickly, and its wicking activity is sub-par. While it can take moisture from the surface of the skin and transport it through the material, it holds the moisture simply because of the thickness and properties of the synthetic acrylic materials used in construction. During a day of skiing at Lake Tahoe in California, we found ourselves with cold feet for this very reason. It's not an ideal option for super cold days where you might find yourself with wet feet.
Tossing aside any real construction that optimizes fit, this tube sock does well at its job. As a midweight option, it's thick and doesn't fit well underneath tight ski boots. That said, it is built for snowboard boots, which it does well with. If you're seeking a thicker sock and you've got ski boots that don't fit super tightly, this option may work if your boots are looser. If you're a snowboarder, it'll do just fine.
After just a few months of use, we've noted some serious underfoot compaction that has changed the overall warmth of this sock. Aside from that and some minor pilling, we didn't notice any other major issues. It is made of 100% synthetic materials that will typically stand the test of time. Overall, decent durability but there are options out there that'll stand up with better construction.
Low priced with a decent value. These socks aren't technical or the highest performing but they'll do for most folks while skiing and snowboarding at the resort. If a good deal and a comfortable sock with more insulation is what you seek, this one delivers.
The Burton Weekend Sock stands out for its generic 100% synthetic construction that doesn't feature any bells and whistles. Its midweight construction is prone to holding moisture. It also doesn't insulate well when wet. However, if you're facing sunny skies and dry days, this is a decent option for riding at the resort or in the backcountry.
— Amber King
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