Wigwam Merino Comfort Hiker*

Superbly soft against the skin but not as elasticated as some, so care is needed when pulling boots on. The high wool content dealt well with sweat and remained fairly odour-free – a big bonus. Thicker and warmer than most.

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Verdict: A warmer wool sock that would be a good bet in cooler weather.