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Gear Review: tekoMERINO Evolution Midweight Sock

Multi-season socks with tons of cush.
FGG 2010 tekoMERINO Evolution 445x260tekoMERINO Evolution Midweight (Courtesy Photo)

[all-purpose midweights]
“A terrycloth bathrobe for your feet!” That’s how one tester describes these merino socks. On the inside, a terry knit (made using high needle count machines) creates a fabric that’s  extremely soft and dense.  Our tester marveled at the socks’ comfort range—from winter use to a 90°F, mid-July sweatfest on a Colorado trail. Credit merino’s excellent wicking, plus a mesh-like vapor channel at the top of the foot that enhances breathability. The articulated heel is reinforced (as is the toe) with recycled polyester. $20; 2.5 oz. (w’s M); tekosocks.com

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