Injinji Tetratsok IR - Jennifer Pope
Here's my IR. Thanks for covering the edits. I've posted my html but
I don't have a pick yet. I'm going to take my own but I'm getting
ready to go OOP and I just haven't had a chance to do it yet. I'll
add a picture before I upload. I can post a revised html when I
return (with pics) if you like. Kind of tired tonight so I hope I
didn't make any dumb mistakes.
Thanks for any edits. This is a short report so far.
p.s. I think these would make fantastic hand puppets.
Injinji Tetratsok Outdoor Quarter & Performance Crew Socks
August 1, 2006
Biographical Information Product Information Initial Impressions
Summary Future Test Plans
Name Jennifer Pope
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)
Shoe size Women's 8 US
Weight 140 lb (64 kg)
Email Address Jennifer dot Pope at gmail dot com
Location Los Angeles, CA
Intermediate. I've been a car-camper as long as I can remember and
started backpacking in Northern California when I was 16. I've been
backpacking for a little over a year after a hiatus during college. I
backpack in the Sierras as well as National Forests and Parks in the
Los Angeles vicinity. I also spend time in the California deserts and
the mountains and coast of Northern California. I'm a tent camper
leaning towards lightweight; but I'm also a fan of gadgets and I like
being comfortable. I also frequently day hike close to home and while
Product Information (back to top)
Manufacturer URL http://www.Injinji.com/
Year of Manufacture 2006
Size Tested small (unisex) Available in S, M, L, XL
Claimed Weight none listed
Outdoor Quarter - Actual Weight 1.7 (48 g)
Performance Crew - Actual Weight 2.1 oz (60 g)
Color Tested slate (almost black) with a green label- Outdoor series
black with a red label - Performance series
MSRP Outdoor quarter - $16.00 US
Performance crew - $14.00 US
Outdoor Series Material 70% NuWool, 25% nylon, 5% Spande-Flex
Performance Series Material 70% CoolMax, 25% Nylon, 5% Lycra
Washing Instructions Machine wash warm. No not bleach. Line dry.
Purpose These are seamless socks with five toes. The toes are
intended to provide a thin layer of wicking fabric between all the
toes to eliminate toe friction and prevent blisters.
Initial Impressions & Product Description (back to top)
I didn't really know what to expect when I got these socks. I expected
them to be of high quality but I really didn't know what the fit would
be like, or more importantly, how they would feel. I first tried the
Performance series socks. When I first put them on the fit did
definitely feel different. It felt like I was getting a pedicure and I
had cotton balls between my toes. For this first wearing I just tried
them out in my house without shoes on. After an hour or so I stopped
noticing the fabric between my toes. If I thought about the socks I
noticed they still felt strange but I stopped noticing it unless I
purposefully thought about it.
One day at work I decided to wear the socks again to get a feel for
them further. Again the socks felt strange right after I put them on.
But just like before after a little while I stopped noticing the
difference. In fact, I didn't really think about the socks all day at
work. I will report on performance issues in my Field Report after I
have more experience with the socks.
Putting the socks on is kind of strange and it takes longer than with
regular socks. Some of my toes try to go in other "fingers" of the
socks with other toes. I have to separate each toe and carefully
arrange the socks when I put them on. It takes longer than it takes to
put on regular socks but I wouldn't say it takes a long time.
I noticed a few loose strings in between the toes of the socks. This
was pretty minor stuff that I was easily about to trim away.
Summary (back to top)
The socks do indeed feel different than any other sock that I've worn
previously. So far it seems like I habituate to them fairly quickly.
Sweat between my toes is a big problem for me though and if these
socks minimize that they would definitely take a place in my gear closet.
Future Test Plans (back to top)
I will be wearing these socks in a couple capacities. I'll use them
hiking, backpacking, biking, for casual weekend wear, and to work
even. This means that I'll be wearing the socks from sea level up to
over 10,000 ft (3,050 m) - give or take depending on where my summer
and fall hikes take me. I'll be under diverse conditions which may
include beach sand, the rocky mountains of the Sierras, forested
areas, shrubby chaparral and probably more. I may encounter rain
(light or thunderstorms), wind, cool temperatures (in the 30s F/~15
C), hot temperatures (up to the 90s F/50s C), etc.
I plan to evaluate how well these socks work while performing a
variety of activities. I will report on how well the socks work at
keeping me blister-free over the test period as well as how well the
minimize sweat accumulating between my toes.
In addition to performance, I will also report on the durability of
the socks over the 4-month test period. I'll report on whether thet
develop any tears or if they fade over time. As well as how easy they
are to keep clean and if they hold on to odors and dirt.
I want to thank BackpackGearTest.org and Injinji for giving me the
opportunity to test this item.