Gear Court: Paroled for “Darned” Good Behavior, Darn Tough-Vermont Merino Wool Hunting Sock

I wear Merino wool socks with my boots year round; even with my hiking boots in the dog days of summer.  Merino wool naturally regulates temperatures, which allow your feet to stay cool in the high temperatures and warm in low temperatures and is naturally antimicrobial.

My biggest pet peeve with socks is those that grow on your feet. You know the kind—they start off nicely fitted and snug on your foot and as the day goes on, they double in size. Before you know it, the heel is sliding up around your ankle and if you pull your boot off to adjust the sock, the toe has grown to the size that would fit the Incredible Hulk.  Good luck getting all that sock back in your boot comfortably. The real test is wearing them around indoors.  Some wool socks will stretch out and spin around on your foot before you ever get the chance to put them in a boot.

This week I put a pair of Merino wool socks through field testing; the Darn Tough-Vermont over-the-calf, fully-cushioned hunting sock. The Darn Tough hunting sock is made with 100% itch-free, moisture-wicking fine-gauge Merino wool for next-to-skin comfort. The fine-gauge knitting allows for less bulk and a snug fit by having more stitches per inch. Abrasion resistant yarn with 4-ply nylon reinforces the toe, foot bottom and heel, and gives mid-foot support to eliminate bunching. The deep heel pocket is friction-free so it removes the possibility of blistered skin.

The Darn Tough hunting sock is available in sizes from small to large. Small is ideal for women’s shoe size 4-6.5, medium 7-9.5 and large 10-12.5. I found that the sizes are true-to-fit as I wear a 7.5 and the medium fit me perfectly. The Darn Tough brand is made in the United States in the Green Mountains of Vermont and the company stands behind their product with an unconditional lifetime guarantee.

The Darn Tough-Vermont sock is coined “The Premium All Weather Performance Sock,” and I can guarantee that I will have more than one pair in my sock drawer after putting this one through field testing. To see the complete product line, visit  ~Nancy Jo Adams

Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, this product review is an endorsement and the writer was compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.

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