A while back, I was contacted by a rep at Darn Tough Vermont. They asked me if I’d be willing to test out and write an honest review on a pair of their hiking socks. I said, sure! I love to hike/camp/backpack, so I knew I’d give these Micro Crew Trek Socks a fair trial.
I was a pinch leery at first because 1. I had actually never heard of Darn Tough before (I must be living under a rock though, because everyone else I know has) and 2. I was loyal to another brand of hiking socks (Smart Wool) at the time.
There’s nothing worse than the wrong socks when you’re on a multiday backpacking trip. But so far, I’ve worn these socks on 3 separate trips, in various climates (snow, wet/rain, and summer heat). AND LOVED THEM.
I was worried my toes would get cold on our snowy backpacking trip because the sock is a little thinner (not thin, just thinner than my thick Smart Wool ones). But I was pleasantly surprised! My toes stay nice and warm! (*Bonus, how sweet is the design/color?!)
On the wet or warmer hikes I’ve gone on, my feet stayed dry and comfortable. I’ve yet to experience any hot spots, aka, I’ve had ZERO blisters when wearing these socks! Anyone who goes hiking a bunch knows how rare that it.
I know it sounds overly dramatic, but the right socks can make a world of difference on the trails. These are those kind of socks for me.
I’m a complete convert now. I love these socks, and my fatter, thicker non-Darn Tough brand socks will definitely come second to my Darn Tough Vermont Trek Socks from now on!
They only cost $15-19 depending on where you buy them (comparable to Smart Wool socks, if not cheaper), and you can find where to order them HERE. Definitely worth the investment. Your feet will thank you!
Thanks again, Darn Tough, for sending me this pair to test out!
*Disclaimer: Darn Tough sent me these Trek Series Micro Crew women’s size medium socks free of charge, but these opinions are strictly my own.