Good deal on 1/4 merino wool socks?

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Good deal on 1/4 merino wool socks?

Post by moab » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:57 pm

Looking for some more wool socks. Merino wool, 1/4, normal to thick and in size xl 12-13.

I bought a bunch of better Goodhew wool socks a few years ago. But they are all to small by about one size. Been looking at darn tough. But concerned about thickness. The ones ive got are pretty thick.
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Re: Good deal on 1/4 merino wool socks?

Post by eugene » Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:07 pm

Wigwam seem to have discontinued their mid weight and only has light weight now.
I recently found these https://smile.amazon.com/s?me=A2JB1TK7Y ... PDKIKX0DER
they seem pretty good.

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Re: Good deal on 1/4 merino wool socks?

Post by moab » Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:50 pm

eugene wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Wigwam seem to have discontinued their mid weight and only has light weight now.
I recently found these https://smile.amazon.com/s?me=A2JB1TK7Y ... PDKIKX0DER
they seem pretty good.
$5 cheaper on their website. Thanks for this. Just bought 4 pair.

https://www.echogorge.com/
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Re: Good deal on 1/4 merino wool socks?

Post by Lettuce Pray » Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:30 pm

I bought three pair of the summer weight Darn Tough boot socks from rangerjoes.com about three years ago that are AR 670-1 compliant. I think that they cost $22 per pair back then. They are not too thick for me and I love them. I wish I had two more pair but I have a hard time justifying $50 for socks at this point. I say if in doubt get Darn Tough.

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Re: Good deal on 1/4 merino wool socks?

Post by moab » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:29 pm

eugene wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Wigwam seem to have discontinued their mid weight and only has light weight now.
I recently found these https://smile.amazon.com/s?me=A2JB1TK7Y ... PDKIKX0DER
they seem pretty good.
I bought several pair off your link. Im very happy with the larger size i got. These are perfect for most weather conditions. But the Goodhews are thicker and warmer. I dont remember what thickness they were. But i cant find a super thick 1/4 sock anyway.

I also bought Merrell cheapest 1/4 mid thick sock. Same rating as the ones you link. But they are warmer. If i had to buy again I'd probably try to find a thicker 1/4 or just go with the Goodhews again. Im sure darntough has some nice ones. But i just cant see spending that much money on socks. For spring, summer, fall the merrels are probably the best deal.
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Re: Good deal on 1/4 merino wool socks?

Post by eugene » Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:45 pm

Yeah, the like I posted are a mid weight, not a thick/heavy weight. Wigman still has the light thin weight last I looked.

For cold weather I'd want longer than 1/4 length anyway.

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Re: Good deal on 1/4 merino wool socks?

Post by moab » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:21 am

eugene wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:45 pm
Yeah, the like I posted are a mid weight, not a thick/heavy weight. Wigman still has the light thin weight last I looked.

For cold weather I'd want longer than 1/4 length anyway.
Your right. Id want heavy weight longer socks too.

Some of these 1/4s say mid weight. But are very different. The merrels are the thinnest and the warmest in mid. Which is weird. I actually think my goodhews are heavy. But to small. I should always order a size up. Cause i have a high arches. The echogorge are some place in the middle. Great socks. I just think the merrels are a tiny bit better for the money.
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