Taking a moment to relax on the descent from White Baldy’s South summit. A year-round patch of snow is visible (some distance!) beneath my feet, while Lake Peak and White Pine Lake are visible in the mid-background.
After wearing one or the other pairs of Fits Sock Company’s products during most of my mountain adventures of the past seven weeks, I’m both pleased and impressed with their performance. I can’t say they’re never wet – like all of my gear, they get doused in sweat (Or river water! Or snow!) during hikes, running sessions, mountain biking, and even long distance slogs through snow.
When these merino wool socks get wet, they dry quickly, once the moisture source has stopped dousing the fabric. Equally important, particularly inside the tent on camping trips, they don’t retain smelly foot odor. (Shoes, which do smell, get relegated to the vestibule.) As I’ve done several times since being turned on to Fits Sock Company, I just wore a pair for two days straight, not even taking them off for the overnight spent inside my sleeping bag. And for the smell test? They don’t smell like unwashed socks, that’s for sure. More like the scent you’d get out of a clean tee shirt you put on for five minutes before changing into something else – totally negligible. Impressive.
I don’t take my socks off to sleep while camping, especially at elevations of 10,000 feet.
As for comfort, I’ve had two very small blisters while wearing these socks, and one fairly large blister, which I attribute to the new pair of boots I was wearing at the time, and have since shelved. The socks fit snugly enough to prevent unwanted chafing and rubbing.
Basically, Fits Sock Co. manufactures comfortable, fast drying, non-chafing socks that I never have to pull back up my leg. They just stay up, positioned where I originally placed them on my leg, whether I’m running or hopping from rock to rock on a peak descent. This will be particularly handy as ski season, and the requisite ski boots, arrive! They fit as if they’re custom made, and are largely odor-free, despite the length or nature of my adventures. In short, I haven’t worn more quality socks than Fits Socks!
Fits Socks on the approach to White Baldy.