Gear Review: Point 6 Active Medium Cushion Crew Socks

This midweight crew sock by Point 6 was a tester favorite.

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"Over the course of several months," says one tester, "I found myself reaching for these socks more than any other pair in my overstuffed testing drawer. The cushion is just right for all-season hiking, yet the fit is snug and trim, so they work equally well under ski boots, when a thinner sock is usually required."

The supersoft, terry-looped merino is itchless, and the low-profile toe seams are among the smoothest we've ever felt–you won't notice them. Same goes for the heel pockets, which wrap precisely around foot contours. And they'll last: The heel and toe areas have nylon woven in for added durability; our samples have yet to show any signs of pilling. $18;