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Backpacker Magazine – Fall Gear Guide 2013

Gear Review: Wolverine Merino Xtreme Hiker Sock

Cushy winter socks that side-step being bulky or stuffy.

by: Dan Larson

(Andrew Bydlon)
(Andrew Bydlon)

Bargain Comfort

“These socks hit an elusive combination: They’re light and cushy,” one tester said after multiple trips in temps ranging from 20 to 80°F on Washington’s Olympic Coast and Bandera Peak in the North Cascades. “Often, the really cushiony winter socks are too warm to wear for spring or summer hiking. But the Wolverines worked great all day, and kept my feet warm, comfortable, and dry through a wide range of temps. The wool isn’t thick or bulky, but it’s amply padded underfoot. They were cozy for overnight winter camping but not too steamy for summer.” The Xtremes retain their shape after multiple days, thanks to a blend of 70 percent merino wool, 27 percent nylon, and 3 percent spandex. Note: This sock-for-all-seasons is a screaming deal, but, oddly, only comes in one size (fits men from 9 to 13). $15; 2.5 oz.; one size; wolverine.com

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