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    Default Smartwool sox

    Has anyone got any good or bad things to say about smartwool socks and which style would be best for AK Range in September

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    Smartwool socks are a pretty good product. A lot of people use them and like them. I own a pair, although I prefer Thorlo's. I couldn't say exactly why, except that the Orlon material in the Thorlo's just feels a little better on my feet. I don't have any experience in the AK range in Sept., but I will say that you don't want such a thick sock that you foot feels cramped in your boot. It doesn't matter how good the sock is, if your feet are cramped you'll be miserable.
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    I already got caught with the thick sock trick in the Southern Alps in New Zealand. From the info I cna get suggests that the Mountineer would be suitable

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    I love my Smartwool socks! Seriously, I wear them every day - especially when out hiking, skiing, fishing, biking, or hunting. My favorite style is the light hiking, which is also what I use for hunting. The mountaineers are too thick for my taste. The regular hiking sock is fine if you like a semi-thick sock for warmth, but the light hiking has always been enough for me. Check out Sierra Trading Post, as they often have sales on Smartwools with cosmetic defects.

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    Default SmartWool Light Hiking socks...

    Brian M nails it...I much prefer S Wool's light hiking socks over all the other models...They're not very thick - I wear them in the summer doing construction as well as all year around....In the winter (I'm a dog musher) I double them up, wearing two pairs.

    My mother-in-law and sister-in-law always send me 3 pairs for Christmas...after nearly 10 Christmases I may have a lifetime supply....I've tried the other SmartWool models - the Light Hiking socks are the most comfortable year round and the longest lived.

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    Thats great. Sounds like I will be acquiring some Light Hiking Socks PDQ. thanks for the advice.

    PS This is a forum is a great thing, I read a lot of old threads last night and my better half looked at me like I had two heads because I was chuckling at some of the posts.

    Unrelated - I bought icebreaker base layer because of stuff off here and before I read all the raves about HH rain gear, I bought the Deluxe Jacket and pants and i was glad to read all the good comments

    Thanks from Downunder

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