Toughest Gear: ThorLo Classic Hiking Socks

These socks have padding that won't quit.

Wool: love it for warmth, comfort, and blister prevention. Acrylic: can’t beat it for durability. Best of both worlds—ThorLo’s thick-cushion Classics, which blend the two. Says Annette, “Some socks last four trips in the gritty Southwest, but I’ve worn these for three years, and the padding is like new.” $14; 3 unisex sizes;

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