This sock is 42% merino wool, and does a great job when the conditions are not too demanding. The Sirocco is not ideal for high output activities where performance is paramount, but is plenty of sock to stand up to the rigors of a typical day out on the slopes.
Enjoying some warm spring skiing in the Eastern Sierra with the Wigwam Snow Sirocco.
The Sirocco has a soft, cozy feel when you put it on. However, we found it to move around in the boot more than any other, which created discomfort quickly. Also, testers found the toes to be a little boxy in the Sirocco, especially compared to the snug fitting SmartWool PhD Ski Medium.
The Editors' Choice winner, the SmartWool PhD Ski Medium (right) up against the much shorter Wigwam Snow Sirocco. The Smartwool wins for being the most comfortable sock tested, in part because of its extra height.
This sock kept our feet warm as long as things did not get too wet. We found that this pair does an average job of keeping the feet warm when you're really sweating it out, but the Icebreaker Ski+ Light and the SmartWool PhD were much better.
Wicking Ability & Drying Speed
The Sirocco is made with merino wool and does a decent job at wicking away moisture, but once it is wet, it is not the warmest sock we tested. There were a few days that we came home with wet feet when the Top Pick winning Icebreaker Ski+ Light came home dry.
Ski Boot Fit
As for life in the ski boot, this sock is just ok. With padding in the foot and shin, it protects your feet and is not too thick. We had problems with the toes bunching in the end of our boots, which caused a few blisters for one tester. It is a tad thick for a tight boot, which the thin Darn Tough Over-the-Calf Ultralight proved to be the best at.
Wigwam Snow Sirocco is shorter than the rest of the socks tested and suffers from bunching around the toes inside ski boots. It is not the best fitting sock.
These socks are tough. After two months of hard testing they have remained intact and ready for more. These socks are like an old friend, and can always be counted on.
The Sirocco is best used during conditions that aren't too wet. As long as they are dry, these socks are a great choice for skiing at the resort as well as an outing in the backcountry.
At $15 dollars, the Sirocco is a great product. This sock will last a long time and is more than adequate for a day of skiing. Our favorite inexpensive sock is the Fox River Wilmot, which is the same price, but doesn't suffer from the same bunching in the toes as the Sirocco.
Up against some stiff competition, the Wigwam Snow Sirocco held it's own as being an affordable and durable sock. Wigwam has created another classic product that is worthy of most adventures.