REI Co-op Gear Guide: Best Hiking Socks

Socks are essential for every hiking adventure, but with so many options, how do you choose? In the REI Hiking Socks Gear Guide, learn about fabric, fit and cushion to decide which hiking socks will keep your feet comfy and cozy despite the miles.

Our picks:
Best All-Around Hiking Socks, 00:35: Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew, Women’s Men’s
Best Non-Wool Hiking Socks, 1:12: REI Co-op CoolMax Midweight Hiking Crew
Best Hiking Socks for Winter Trekking, 1:51: Darn Tough Hiker Boot Full-Cushion
Fast and Light Hiking Socks : Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Crew, Women’s Men’s

Check out our favorite socks at your local REI:
Don’t see your favorites? Let us know in the comments.


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