Best Hiking Socks (Who Makes Them?)



There are a lot of factors that go into making the best hiking socks. In this video I cover what makes a good hiking sock and give you my opinion on who makes them. Whether you’re setting out on a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail or a weekend hike, your choice of socks is important. The best hiking socks will help prevent blisters and foot injuries on trail.

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Socks in this Video :

Darn Tough Socks –
Balega Socks –
Injinji Socks –

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Intro Music courtesy of the lovely Heidi –

Background Music courtesy of Josh Woodward –

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Camera Gear I use:

Sony A7Rii –
Sony 24mm -70mm F4 –
Sony 55mm F1.8 –
GoPro Hero 6 –
Sony RX100 V –
Rode VideoMicro Microphone –
Sandisk Extreme 32GB Memory Cards –
Tenba BYOB 9 Camera Case –
Gorrilla Pod –
Keyhole Camera Sternum Strap –

My Recommended Hiking Gear:

Thermarest Neoair Xlite Sleeping Pad –
Exped Air Pillow –
Enlightened Equipment Revelation Quilt –
Big Agnes Orno UL Sleeping Bag –
Gossamer Gear “The One” Tent –
MSR Mini Groundhog Stakes –
Gossamer Gear Silverback 50 Liter Backpack –
ULA Ohm 2.0 Backpack –
Osprey Ultralight Pack Liner –
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Pod Ditty Bag –
MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove –
TOAKS Titanium Long Handled Spoon –
Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles –
Sawyer Original Water Filter –
Aquamira Water Treatment –
Sawyer Stay Put Sunscreen –
Granite Gear Hiker Wallet –
Vargo Titanium Poop Trowel –
Counter Assault Bear Spray –
Camp Corsa Ice Axe –
Liteflex Umbrella for sun and rain –
Kahtoola Mirco Spikes –

Electronics I love for Hiking or Travel:

Anker Powercore 1000mAh External Battery Pack –
Anker 4 USB port Wall Charger –
Kindle Paperwhite –
Coast FL75R Rechargeable Headlamp –

My Hiking Clothing:

Railiriders Bones Flats Shirt –
Railriders Too Tough Trunks –
Altra Lone Peak Running Shoes –
Dirty Girl Gaiters –
Bedrock Sandals “Classics” –
Darn Tough 1/4 Length Hiking Socks –
Under Armour Men’s Original Series 6” Boxer-jock –
Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite2 Rain Gear –
Smart Wool Long Underwear Top –
Smart Wool Long Underwear Bottoms –
RAB Xenon X Hoodie Puffy Jacket –
Black Rock Gear Down Beanie –
Prana Zion Hiking Pants –
Merino Wool Buff –
Defeet Dura Gloves –
Extremities Goretex Rain Mitts –

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