Nothing feels quite as luxurious as new woolly socks, and no wool feels quite as good as that from merino sheep. Part of SmartWool’s PhD (geddit?) range, these socks are naturally odour-resistant and high-wicking – helped by the looped-thread lining – as well as being warm and supremely comfortable, making them just the job for long, multi-day walks when a change of socks isn’t practical. These Outdoor ones are the medium weight of three variants, and they’re ideal as a middle-season, high-end option.
Review by Simon Ingram
First published in Trail magazine May 2013