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Backpacker Magazine – Fall Gear Guide 2013

Editors' Choice Snow Award 2013: Fits Pro Ski Sock

Socks so comfortable, you won't want to take them off.

by: Dan Larson

Fits Pro Ski Sock (Andrew Bydlon)
Fits Pro Ski Sock (Andrew Bydlon)

Best-Fitting Sock

We care about our feet, so we care about our socks. And when we find a pair that can handle five straight days of ski-touring in subfreezing temps, we care a lot. “Most ski socks work well for a day or two, but then they start to bag out, and it’s time for a switch,” says one tester. “On day one of our five-day Beartooths trip, I pulled on these socks and never looked back.”

Made of superfine merino (57 percent) blended with nylon (32 percent) and a touch of poly and spandex, the Pro Ski is very thin, so it enhances a performance boot fit, with just the right amount of padding in the right places (the shin and heel). A super-deep,
contoured heel pocket, a snug fit in the ankle and upper cuff, a slightly looser calf, and exceptionally flat toe seaming all conspire to make these socks feel like a second skin. “Only better,” says one tester, “because they wick and dry fast, keep me warm down to 0°F, and pad my sensitive shins.” $23; 3.2 oz. (M); unisex S-XXL; 

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