• Sizes 3-8, 7-11, 12-15
  • Height 1/2
  • Construction material 80% Climayarn®, 15% Lycra, 5% Nylon
  • Weight size 7-11 72 grams
  • Colours Various
  • Cost $40.00

Wilderness Wear Fusion Light Sock

Mens socks


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

Wilderness Wear Fusion Light Sock Review

I’m a big fan of socks that are mainly constructed from a nice fine merino wool and with improved materials and construction technologies currently 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.

We Like

  • 80% Climayarn™ wool polypropylene mix, 15% lycra, 5% Nylon  creates a rapid drying material that has great heat control
  • Good padding underneath the foot
  • Excellent mesh breathability on top of the foot means your feet won’t overheat
  • Reinforced heel and toe for support and durability
  • Flat toes seams reduces bulk which can prevent blisters
  • Love the lairy colours

We Don't Like

I’m being really picky here:

  • I’d prefer a sock about 4 cm shorter in leg length
  • There’s a bit of pilling on the outside of the sock after use which disappears through washing

Best Uses

  • Great lighter weight sock for hiking
  • For those who prefer a generous sock length

Buy One

You can purchase the Wilderness Wear Fusion Light Sock from Wilderness Wear

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AUD $40.00 RRP

Other Versions

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

Mens Merino Fusion Light Trail Socks Tribal Colour, there’s a number of other colour choices available

Wilderness Wear Mens Merino Fusion Light Trail Socks charcoal Blue colour

Wilderness Wear Mens Merino Fusion Light Trail Socks Neon colour

Wilderness Wear Fusion Light Socks top view

Wilderness Wear Fusion Light Socks bottom view


This review was done with product provided by Wilderness Wear

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