The Icebreaker Ski+ Light is a high performance ski sock that sets itself apart when you're working up a sweat and cannot afford to have wet feet. It fits well, dries quickly, and will keep you warm when the mercury drops, which is why it wins our Top Pick award for wicking ability. However, it is not the best sock in this review. If you were to buy only one ski sock for the season, it should be the SmartWool PhD Ski Medium. The PhD has many features we like in the Icebreaker Ski + Light, but is more comfortable and durable.
The Ski+ Light has a lifetime guarantee which ensures your satisfaction, but it is not our best buy. That title goes to the Fox River Wilmot, which is $9 to $11 cheaper than the Icebreaker or Smartwool model, respectively. The Wilmot is not as high performing, but we found it to be much more durable than the Skier+ Light and just plain cozy. With comfy wool, a great fit, and a price tag of $15, it is easily the best value.
The Ski+ Light might not be the toughest sock out there, or the best fit for everyone, but with a lifetime guarantee, an impressive construction, and high performing nature, it is among the best in the business.