At the cold weather end of the spectrum, these are big, high, fluffy and very comfortable winter socks. They are calf length and work well with boots, and gently zoned at the heel to offer some support. It’s another mix of fabrics – this time, 50% merino, 40% nylon and some elastane for stretch – and it’s a functional mix that inhibits nasty niffs but improves moisture evaporation. These are wonderful as sleep socks in 3 seasons or as hiking or climbing socks in snow and ice, but make sure your boots can handle the extra volume without cramping your feet.
VERDICT: very luxurious and warm.
BEST FOR: winter sports, snowy walking and mountaineering.
Review by David Lintern @