ProView – Darn Tough Hiking Socks

Being active outdoor requires some level of comfort. I have learned many lessons the hard way that quality garments will aide in that comfort. Darn Tough socks were recommended to me and I was excited to try them. Is it not too much to ask for my feet to be cocooned in bliss?

I leaped at the opportunity to test these socks out because, in my world, comfort reigns supreme. When you search for durable sock brands; Darn Tough is a top contender, and for good reason. It is quite literally, darn tough. I had quite a few trips planned where I traveled across varying landscapes to test its namesake. These socks touched the ground on sandy shores and scree fields. They’ve cozied up in sleeping bags in near-freezing temperatures, and relaxed by toasty campfires.

Darn Tough Hiking Socks

Product Description: Built to withstand the rigors of the trail and come away smiling on a layer of cushioned comfort. This humble sock has earned a hallowed place in the hearts of many a discerning thru-hiker. Discover the trail legend for yourself.

Price: $25.00 MSRP

  • Durability
    (5)
  • Fit
    (5)
  • Features
    (4.5)

Summary

We have all experienced a time or two where our socks didn’t hold up during an outdoor adventure, leaving us aching or limping our way through. These aren’t those socks. These socks are fantastic for anyone; whether you are lounging fireside in camp trying to keep warm or tackling hard trails where your feet are going to be put through tough conditions. They’re a lightweight yet tried and true tough, durable sock that can take on the world.

Overall
4.8

Pros

  • Not too tight
  • No bunching in the boot
  • Breathable

Cons

Performance

As soon as these socks are on, you feel like they were designed to mold to your feet. I am not a fan of socks being too tight due to swelling when hiking nor am I a fan of socks being too big and the extra fabric filling up space in the boots effectively making the fit of the shoe uncomfortable. With Darn Tough socks, it molds to the shape of your feet, ensuring a near perfect fit every single time. They are blended with nylon, merino wool, and Lycra spandex. This unique blend provides sweat-wicking, warmth and cool as well as thickness to ensure durability, no bunching, and no blistering. You can trust these socks to hold up.

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Fit

I was able to test out the hiker boot sock full cushion and a micro crew cushion. The only noticeable difference between the two tested were the lengths of the socks. The full boot sits mid-calf while the micro crew peeks just above the hiking boot. One was not more comfortable over the other; the length really is buyer preference.

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Versatility

Both of these socks are meant to keep warm when conditions demand it as well as keeping cool in the heat of the day; it is a well-rounded sock that can be worn across varying types of weather and varying landscapes. Their versatility was highlighted when I was able to roll out of my sleeping bag and putt on boots to hike a strenuous uphill trail scrambling over large chunks of rock and scree. I was comfortable and warm. There is no terrain in which the sock performs better in than others.

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Look/Style

Sometimes, comfort doesn’t always translate to a garment or a piece of gear having style. Darn Tough has a wide range of designs and colors to give you a bit of flair.

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The Final Word

We have all experienced a time or two where our socks didn’t hold up during an outdoor adventure, leaving us aching or limping our way through. These aren’t those socks. These socks are fantastic for anyone; whether you are lounging fireside in camp trying to keep warm or tackling hard trails where your feet are going to be put through tough conditions. They’re a lightweight yet tried and true tough, durable sock that can take on the world.

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Chelsea Sedlak is a weekend warrior and an ambassador for two outdoor women’s hiking groups where she hosts monthly events for women to get together to explore in Northern California. During her spare time, she is backpacking, hiking, trail running, and traveling. Find her on Instagram, @clsedlak.

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