|Rating:||8.7 / 10|
|Value for Money||1.6 / 2|
|Comfort||1.8 / 2|
|Warmth||1.8 / 2|
|Durability||1.8 / 2|
|Breathability||1.7 / 2|
I am always on the lookout for socks – you can never have too many and of course the favourite ones always wear out eventually from overuse. So when it came time to review the Atmosphere socks from Wilderness Wear I was quite intrigued. Surely there’s a limit to the smart thinking you can put into creating a sock? Apparently not!
The Atmosphere socks are badged by Wilderness Wear as the ‘ultimate trail run sock’. Not that I am an trail runner but I do road run and I appreciate the benefits of a good sock. So what makes these socks worth a look?
When you run you sweat including around your feet so any sock that helps with moisture and minimises rubbing is a bonus. Wilderness Wear has combined the moisture management benefits of Climayarn, with PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene – phew that’s a mouthful!) based Profilen® to create an effective blister-preventing sock. PTFE is hydrophobic, non-wetting, high density and resistant to high temperatures. As such these socks are great for recreational runners through to ultra distance runners or athletes prone to getting blisters.
The Atmospheres come in quarter length (the ‘Q’ version) and half length (the ‘M’ version) and in a range of men’s and women’s sizes. There are two colours blue or red – complete with racing stripes!
This sock fits really well and is very comfortable. The stitching on this sock like the rest of the Wilderness Wear range, is pretty well invisible which is a big bonus which minimises any rubbing that can contribute to blistering. The Atmosphere has a generous toe box which allows your toes to spread out the way the should.
The sock is made from 75% Pure Australian Merino, and 14% Nylon, 5% Lycra, 5% Profilen® and 1% Photoluminescent polyester – a strip that glows in the dark! This combination makes the sock lightweight and ensures it feels dry when wet and warm when cold. The Atmosphere has deceptively light cushioning which is dense at the heel and under the toes and ball of the foot. I say deceptively because I really noticed and appreciated this cushioning when wearing this sock and in between it’s very thin providing enough covering and protection but staying lightweight enough to minimise sweating.
These socks are $44.95 for the Atmosphere M and $40.95 for the Atmosphere Q which for quality running socks, is good value.
These are comfy and durable socks that will take you any distance!
You can purchase the Wilderness Wear Atmosphere Q or M socks from Wilderness Wear
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Wilderness Wear produces a wide range of socks and garments for hiking and other outdoor activities. We have a reviewed a number of the range which you can find on our gear page.
Wilderness Wear Atmosphere men’s sock in red with the Q (quarter) and M (half) length versions
Wilderness Wear Atmosphere men’s sock – bottom view. The great areas are where all the padding is
Wilderness Wear Atmosphere M socks in packaging
Wilderness Wear Atmosphere sock – rear view of the men’s Q (left) and M (right)
Wilderness Wear Atmosphere sock – glow in the dark reflector
Wilderness Wear Atmosphere sock – glow in the dark reflector at night time
This review was done with product provided by Wilderness Wear