Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light


Believe it or not, I was a dedicated cotton socks hiker for a long time. I liked the extra texture of cotton, which kept my foot from slipping and sliding inside my shoes. Of course, I also loved the next-to-skin comfort of cotton. Then I got a pair of Smartwool socks as a gift. By that time in my life I was a bona-fide wool skeptic, convinced the stuff would always be hot, itchy, and uncomfortable (more...)

— April 25, 2012

Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents

Scott April 25, 2012 at 9:26 am

I prefer the medium even for BC, because I like the shin padding; I tried the Ultra Light but it was just too thin for me. But they're both really, really comfy and just feel great, you can't go wrong with Smartwool.

I've seen a lot of complaints about Smartwool sock durability, but I also rotate socks and have had zero problems with it. And of course I don't put them in the dryer.

Andy April 25, 2012 at 9:28 am

Yeah, thanks for mentioning that -- I never put mine in the dryer either. It kills them.

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