|Rating:||8.4 / 10|
|Value for Money||1.6 / 2|
|Comfort||1.8 / 2|
|Warmth||1.6 / 2|
|Durability||1.6 / 2|
|Breathability||1.8 / 2|
I’m a big fan of socks that are mainly constructed from a nice fine merino wool but with improved materials and construction technologies available, the hybrid merino socks now available on the market provide a great option. These Wilderness Wear socks are one of the newly released hybrids that contain 80% Climayarn™ (wool polypropylene mix) along with 15% lycra and 5% nylon. Climayarn is a material designed to regulate heat keeping you warm in the cooler months but not letting you overheat in the hotter weather. The nylon and lycra components allow for stretch as well as keeping the socks snug when they do get wet.
Along with the new construction process, comes the ability to create some very lairy patterns so there is absolutely no chance you could mistake these socks for another brand.
The padding on the bottom of these socks is perfect from my perspective providing good protection without creating a sock that generates too much heat. The top of the sock is much lighter in construction so allows the sock to breathe nicely.
While I haven’t worn these sock in mid summer, they certainly maintained the heat balance quite nicely in temperatures around 26º Celcius which is where I usually find that socks start to become too hot for my liking. Whether this is the sock construction or the materials used I’m not totally sure but in the time I have been wearing these socks, they certainly impress.
Now for the down sides and in the case of these socks I’m being picky. The sock length is classed as 1/2 length which is marginally long for my liking preferring a quarter length sock that is around about 4 cm shorter. From what I see when I’m out hiking, I know I’m in the minority in preferring a shorter sock. I also found there was some light pilling on the bottom of the socks but after a run through the washing machine, this disappeared and you really couldn’t tell it was ever there.
The only other thing that may be a bit too much for people are the very bright colours; I don’t have an issue with this but some people who prefer their clothing on the conservative side may well opt for other models in the range. And just in case you’re wondering, the socks I tested represent the most muted colour in the range.
I would be very happy to wear these socks on an extended hike but they haven’t quite knocked off my current preferred sock, the Wilderness Wear Multi Sport.
I’m being really picky here:
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$35.00 AUD RRP
Wilderness Wear produces a wide range of socks and garments for hiking and other outdoor activities. So while you are checking out these socks have a look at the range on offer
Wilderness Wear Fusion Light Socks
Lairy colours if that’s what you like
Wilderness Wear Fusion Light socks on
Wilderness Wear Fusion Light Socks top view
Wilderness Wear Fusion Light Socks bottom view
This review was done with product provided by Wilderness Wear