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Gear Review: Merino Icebreaker Hiker Light Crewe

These midweight hiking socks can stand up to serious miles.
Gear Guide 2010 ESS Merino Icebreaker Hiker 445x260 Merino Icebreaker Hiker Light Crewe (Courtesy Photo)

Even after three seasons of wear, the Merino Icebreaker Hiker Light Crewe still looks new (and is still spelled funny). “It doesn’t shrink in the wash, it feels great, and simply won’t stretch out,” says one tester. There’s enough padding for heavy loads and long miles—but not so much that the socks feel bulky in a light hiker. $16; icebreaker.com

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