June 24th, 2007, 04:44 PM
Best socks for cold weather
What socks do you were in cold weather when you plan on sitting on stand for a while. I got a good pair of boots that help but my feet always get sweaty walking to my stand. Was looking for a good pair of moisture wicking socks, was wondering what your guys suggest.
June 24th, 2007, 04:57 PM
For a good outer sock you can not beat Smart Wool
June 24th, 2007, 04:59 PM
I like a liner sock and merino wool outer sock when I'll be in the snow and ice.
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June 24th, 2007, 05:49 PM
I agree with Todd a liner sock (poly-propolene) and the a top sock with at least 85% Merino Wool (I think some are calling this Smart Wool).
I can not use most wools next to my skin due to extreme itching but the Merino dosen't itch and appears warmer by a lot.
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June 24th, 2007, 08:43 PM
Wool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anything else is second best
June 24th, 2007, 08:47 PM
Cabelas makes a great cold weather sock. I believe it is 88% wool, and it is extremely thick. I wear a liner under it, and thats it. I believe they call it the Cold Weather Sock.
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June 24th, 2007, 08:51 PM
I bought a pair of Team RealTree wool socks and those things rock! I purchased two more pairs. Wool socks are awesome
June 24th, 2007, 09:00 PM
I think my dad got that sock, and i bought their heavy marino wool sock. My feet are the coldest thing on my body. Last year I bought some liner socks (polypropalyne) and used those marino wool heavy socks, and they made a HUGE differance. my feet still got a little cold, but nothing like before.
Originally Posted by archer2
My boots are rocky (junky) 800 gram thinsulate, but i think they are a joke. i really need to buy a new set of boots.
My dad doesnt complain about being cold hardly ever. he said the liner socks and the wool socks he got from cabelas made a pretty nice differance for him too. i think they even keep your feet more comfortable.
REMEMBER! the key to staying warm is not sweeting. If im walking a long distance, ill put my hunting socks and liner (and other ehavy clothes on) before i climb get in my climber and go at it, then ill work up a little sweat if i go too fast, but i sure dont wanna be messing around with socks and boots and crap 20 feet up in a tree, lol.
so, get you some polypropalyne liner socks, and some marino wool.
last year i invest in good cold weaither clothes, polypropalyne pants, shirt. Polertec pants, shirt, and glove liners. i did stay much more comfortable last year when i wore the correct clothes. (i have a bad habit of underestimating the temperature's effect on me).
okay, long post, but i hope it helped.
June 25th, 2007, 01:27 AM
these guys have nailed it on the head, a good pair of wool socks (stay warm when wet) over top of a liner (wicks moisture away from foot into the wool) will keep you the warmest, because that is what will keep your feet the dryest. also, be sure that your boots aren't too tight and restricting blood flow to your feet. and be VERY sure that you are keeping your core warm, this is what causes the biggest trouble for hunters. if your chest (heart and lungs) are cold then your body will pull blood flow from your extremeties (hands and feet) to raise your core temperature and you will be very uncomfortable. best thing i can suggest is too keep warm without becoming bulky. i could plug any number of various products here, but it isn't the place. keep your core warm and the rest of your body will follow. **another trick is to keep your head warm, it makes your body think it's warm out and will increase blood flow throughout**
afterthought: don't go out on cold days hung over, you'll get VERY cold!!!
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June 25th, 2007, 02:50 AM
There is a way to hike for miles and still have dry feet/socks for your sit in the stand. Save yourself a couple of plastic bread bags......when you are heading out, just wear your normal socks with the bags OVER them.....this will keep all the moisture inside the bags, not in your boots. When you get to your stand, change into your warm socks (I use SmartWool), and keep your sweaty socks inside the bags to keep the scent contained. Not only will you have dry boots, but dry socks as well, which equals warmer feet. Try it....it works great.
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June 25th, 2007, 05:46 AM
I work at Thorlo. Check out our web Thorlo.com, we make some great cold weather socks and socks for anything else also.
June 25th, 2007, 06:25 AM
June 25th, 2007, 07:22 AM
can't add nothing to this thread, you guys covered it all!
October 23rd, 2014, 04:58 PM
I wear Under Armour ankle socks for a liner and smart wool on top of them for comfort. they work great just get many pairs because its hard to keep track of them and they need washed after each use.
October 23rd, 2014, 05:14 PM
Gotta love 7 year old thread, lol! By the way, Darn Tough socks is the correct answer...
October 23rd, 2014, 05:20 PM
I get the thickest Merino Wool socks from REI; they are REI's brand, which keeps the cost down, and they are really warm. The key for me is wearing a thinner sock on my walk into my stand. Then I take them off and put the thick one on, and store the "used" one in a plastic bag in my pack. My feet sweat a lot and that keeps them really warm. I also throw in a hand warmer into the bottom of my boot, if the temps are really low.
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October 23rd, 2014, 09:00 PM
Alpaca wool, no liners. My in laws raise alpacas and gave me socks for x mas one year. For whatever reason, they perform better without liners. By far the warmest socks I've ever worn.
October 31st, 2014, 05:10 PM
Heat Holder socks. They're around $15 a pair. Buy them, wear them, thank me later. If you don't like them, I'll buy them. I wear mine without liners, with liners, or with merino wool socks under them. The only reason I wear any socks under them, is to hold the cuffs on a certain base layer that I sometimes wear.
Originally Posted by buckeyboy
October 31st, 2014, 05:16 PM
Check out wool blend diabetic socks.
Got 'em at Walmart and other places for cheap.
They stay put - let the warm blood flow - and your toes will not be cold.
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October 31st, 2014, 05:34 PM
The OP hasn't posted anything since 10/14/2013. I wonder if he is still around.
Originally Posted by escout402
But it's still good info for others...
OK, so my comment didn't add any significant wisdom to this discussion. But it DID up my post count, and pretty soon I will be regarded as a wise, experienced expert based on that alone.
October 31st, 2014, 05:36 PM
October 31st, 2014, 05:37 PM
Really,a post about which socks to wear?Some of you need to grow some nuts and make an educated decision.Wear the socks that keep your feet warm and dry,got it?
October 31st, 2014, 07:57 PM
No reason to be rude... most of this forum is asking the same questions that have been answered many times.
Originally Posted by Wildhunter877
I suffered from chronic cold feet for years trying the "warmest" socks w/ the warmest boots I could find... wearing multiple pairs at times... cuz if one pair is warm... two pair should be twice as warm... etc...
then I discovered Smartwool hunting socks... and never looked back!!!
on top of that I learned to
pack my outer layers in...
not lace my boots up too tightly...
keep my core & head warm
Not to wear too many socks... eliminating all the warm air space
October 31st, 2014, 08:13 PM
Nothing compares to alpaca...anything else is just second best!
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