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Point6 Hiking Tech Med Mini Crew Socks
9 January 2013
Name: Dawn Larsen
Height: 5' 4" (163 cm)
Weight: 155 lb (70 kg)
Email address: vicioushillbilly AT gmail DOT com
Florence, South Carolina USA
I used to backpack in college a zillion years ago and just in the last
few years have backpacked some private trails in Tennessee, Missouri
and most recently South Carolina. I have been an avid car-camper for
eleven years and I have kayak/canoe camped for four years, in South
Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri and Arkansas. I use a lot of the same
equipment for both. I hike hilly/rocky trails especially in Missouri
(my home state) and Arkansas. I live in South Carolina and am busy
checking out the terrain here with my nineteen year-old son.
Year of Manufacture: 2012
Manufacturer's Website: www.point6.com
MSRP: $17.95 US
Measured dimensions flat: top of heel to top of sock - 3.5 in (89 mm),
toe of sock to mid-point of heel - 7 in (178 mm)
Advertised Weight: n/a
Measured Weight: 1.88 oz (53 g)
Color: Blue Violet (also comes in Taupe, Natural, Ocean, Gray, Black)
Size: Women S (4-6.5, Eur 34-37), M (US 7-9.5, Eur 38-41), L (US
10-12.5 Eur 42-4)
Fabric content: 66% wool, 32% nylon, 2% spandex
Made in USA
sock and packaging sock on
I had never heard of this brand before I found them in an online
store. The packaging focuses on the socks, and the merino wool they
are made from, and their ability to maintain the optimum temperature
of my feet no matter what the outside conditions.They also claim
durability. The socks are a cushioned mini-crew length that works
best with low rise hiking shoes. They are bulkier in the darker areas
on the sock. The toe and heel are reinforced (see diagram from the
packaging , below). They also advertise that the size is knit inside
the cuff. Um..it is and...OK...
I bought a medium pair in Blue Violet (I LOVE the color). I have worn
these socks hiking, backpacking, and for everyday use. I have owned
them for about six months. I have worn them in rather "opposite"
conditions. I wore them in South Carolina on sandy, but even, soil in
moderate temperatures of approximately 55 degrees F (12.8 C). I have
also more recently worn them on trips in Missouri and Arkansas where
temperatures were about 37 degrees F (2.8 C) and the terrain was
uneven, rocky and fairly steep. I have worn them with my warm
weather boots, as well as my low-rise hiking shoes. Though there is
elastic support around the arch and top of the sock, these slide
around on my feet a little more than I like, especially when I'm
hiking on uneven terrain. I have issues with their claim of "superior
anatomical fit." I found that I rely on them for warmth with my
hiking shoes more than with backpacking/hiking boots because they are
short and they slide around on my foot and they slip on my heels
somewhat. They feel very cozy on. The cushioning is ample. They seem
to wick moisture fairly well. They are warmer than other socks that I
own and my feet sweat in them, but don't stay wet.
I have washed and dried them many times and they have worn very well.
They seem to have retained their shape and elasticity very well
because they slipped when I first bought them.
I like these socks. I love the color. I wear them more with my
hiking shoes for light hiking in winter, as well as for everyday use
with other everyday shoes. I will continue to wear them, but probably
not to backpack or hike in. I'm afraid with all the slipping that I
will get blisters.
What I like
I love the color.
They keep my feet warm.
They feel nice and cozy on my feet.
What I don't like
They don't fit as tightly as I like.
They slip around my heel.