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ProView – Wigwam Moarri Socks

Over the winter season, I had the opportunity to test all three weights of the Wigwam Moarri ski socks: the ultralight, lightweight, and midweight. My primary activity for testing these socks was ski touring, but I also alpine skied and did a three-day, 20-mile hut-to-hut Nordic ski traverse in the ultralight Moarri socks. I am happy to report that after countless days and many miles on snow, these socks still look like-new, with no signs of wear. And my feet look pretty decent, too.

Wigwam Moarri Socks

Product Description: Patented Ultimax® moisture control from the bottom-up, Zone cushioned over the calf, U.S.A. knit inside cuff, Elasticized arch and ankle, seamless toe closure.

Offer price: $20-$24

  • Durability
    (5)
  • Fit
    (5)
  • Features
    (5)
  • Quality
    (5)
  • Eco-Friendly
    (4)

Summary

For skiers and snow enthusiasts, I would recommend any of the three weights of the Wigwam Moarri ski socks. Not only are they durable, well-made, and comfortable, but they’re made by a company that is mindful of its impact on our planet and taking conscious steps towards reducing its footprint. I’ll look to Wigwam whenever I’m in need of socks. 

Overall
4.8

Pros

  • Fit
  • Comfort
  • Durability

Cons

  • None

I don’t generally have a strong preference regarding the thickness of my ski socks, so I was excited to rotate all three pairs throughout my winter season and see if one style stood out as my favorite. I’ve been fortunate to get blisters only on very rare occasions, which is probably why I’m not very particular about socks. However, I’ve had enough long days on my feet to know that hotspots or even minor discomforts can have a big impact on the experience. 

Sock Weights

Just like with any gear, I know it’s working well when I’m not thinking about it at all. I figure as long as my socks are comfortable and my feet stay dry, I’m good. The last thing I want to be doing when I’m going skiing is deliberating about which socks to wear. By the time I hung up my skis for the season, I decided that I didn’t have a favorite among these three Wigwam socks – I was equally satisfied with all three pairs.

While testing the Moarri socks, I found that I reached for the thicker midweight ones on the coldest days and when I was going alpine skiing, and I opted for the ultralight socks on hot, spring ski touring days and for the Nordic ski traverse. I wore the lightweight socks in a variety of conditions and on both long and short tours, finding them to be a happy medium that performed in a variety of conditions.

Fit/Comfort

Regarding fit and comfort, I wear a size 9.5 (women’s) shoe and the medium socks in all three weights fit great. I liked that they were stretchy (some ski socks I have from other brands seem stiff and tight and take an effort to pull up my leg), yet they didn’t bag out and I never had troublesome wrinkles that could create friction points. 

Features

The socks are made with a wool blend designed for moisture control. It’s tough to keep feet and socks dry on long ski tours, yet these socks performed as well as any. I won’t say that my feet were totally dry at the end of every tour in Moarri socks, but I also never experienced any issues relating to cold or wet feet that took my focus away from the activity at hand. 

Durability

Durability was a big one for me. I am hard on my ski socks, putting in a lot of long days throughout the winter. Much of our local backcountry skiing terrain requires a 3-6 mile approach each way, so 10-15 mile days on skis are standard. Many of my non-Wigwam ski socks have holes or are worn through in the heel. So far, the Moarri socks (all three weights) are showing no signs of wear. I’m impressed!

Friendliness to the Earth

Aside from being comfortable and durable, I was pleased that the Wigwam socks arrived in simple, recyclable cardboard packaging (which was also made from 100% recycled content). Their socks are made in Wisconsin, USA, with wool and materials sourced from the USA. They also mention on their website that their facilities incorporate solar panels and other energy-reducing measures in an effort to shrink their carbon footprint. Everything that is manufactured makes an impact on our planet and it’s important for companies to share the steps they’re taking to help reduce harm to our planet as much as possible. I appreciate knowing that Wigwam is minimizing its supply chain network upstream and also making efforts to reduce its energy and waste during manufacturing. 

The Final Word

For skiers and snow enthusiasts, I would recommend any of the three weights of the Wigwam Moarri ski socks. Not only are they durable, well-made, and comfortable, but they’re made by a company that is mindful of its impact on our planet and taking conscious steps towards reducing its footprint. I’ll look to Wigwam whenever I’m in need of socks. 

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About the Gear Tester

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Alli Miles
Marketing :: Ruffwear

Alli is a backcountry skier, ski mountaineer, climber, and ultra runner in Bend, Oregon. On weekdays during work hours, you’ll find her in the marketing department at Ruffwear. Outside work hours, you’ll usually find her in the mountains near Bend or at Smith Rock, accompanied by her furry adventure pal Riggins.

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