The best socks for hiking and camping are made from high quality merino wool. Merino wool fibers are softer and finer than normal wool, which makes them naturally temperature regulating and comfortable against the skin. This is important for camping and hiking when temperatures can fluctuate drastically between the midday sun and the evening.
Merino wool socks keep your feet warm when the sun goes down (or before it's even risen if you're up extra early to catch the sunrise from a mountaintop) but also cool and dry thanks to their natural breathability.
It's important to select socks which are made from natural fibers instead of synthetic. While synthetic can sometimes last longer, they are not moisture-wicking and can end up like a soggy rag by the end of a long day.
Merino wool socks are odor-resistant since the body's sweat evaporates through the wool fibers. This makes for less washing required - if you hang your socks out at the end of the day, they should be ready again by the next morning. Since you can wear wool socks several times before needing to give them a proper washing, you can pack less in total, saving precious room in your backpack.
Pure 100% Wool
Tibetan Socks are hand woven in the Himalayas from 100% natural New Zealand sheep wool. This high quality wool is hand spun and dyed with AZO chemical-free dyes. Our crew socks are the perfect length for wearing inside hiking boots.
It's important to look at the fiber content of hiking and camping socks - many companies advertise their socks as "merino wool," but the reality is that they are in fact blended with a high content of synthetic fibers. While this is done to improve the socks' durability, it's at the expense of performance. As merino wool is costly, these companies cut corners by using cheaper fibers such as nylon and polyester.
Our merino wool socks are designed for men and women and to be the perfect companion to life's adventures.