IR Darn Tough Poppy Gall sock - Jen P
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Darn Tough Vermont Hike/Trek Poppy Gall Socks
Last Updated: September 30, 2010
Initial Report - September 30, 2010
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Name Jennifer Pope
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg)
Email Address Jennifer.Pope@...
Intermediate. I've been a car-camper as long as I can remember and
started backpacking in Northern California over a decade ago. I'm
again taking a break from backpacking to hike and car camp with my two
young daughters and my husband. We tend to take our time hiking
shorter distances and my younger daughter rides on my back. We live on
the Connecticut coast and hike around New England.
Product Information (back to top)
Manufacturer Darn Tough Vermont
Manufacturer URL http://www.darntough.com/
Year of Manufacture 2010
Style Poppy Gall
Color Denim (blue), also available in Daybreak (red/purple), Seaweed
(green), & Willow (green/orange)
Claimed Weight not listed
Actual Weight 2.2 oz (62 g)
September 30, 2010
Initial Impressions & Product Description (back to top)
Thick wool socks, pretty much as expected.
This is a low-rise sock that just barely covers my ankle. The fit is
snug around the arch of my foot but loose around my toes (but not too
loose). The seams feel smooth and do not rub against my foot. There is
actually only one visible seam that runs across the top of my toes.
It's very smooth and hardly noticeable. There is added cushion on the
bottom of my foot which is noticeable (and comfortable). The socks are
soft to the touch and do not feel itchy at all. As a newbie knitter, I
can say that the socks have VERY small stitches making the fabric very
The socks are made in the USA (Vermont) which is becoming more and
more rare these days. The packaging is also 100% plastic-free; the
cardboard surround is made of recycled paper and is printed with
vegetable based inks. These details are important to me as an outdoor
enthusiast and it's clear that Darn Tough values American-made
products and protecting the environment.
These socks are to be machine washed on the gentle cycle, inside-out
and dried on the low dryer setting. I can guarantee that they will
probably only ever see the regular wash setting (though I have a
front-loading machine, so it's a bit gentler by nature). They may
occasionally be washed inside-out, but not exclusively. And they will
likely always be air dried or dried on the regular dryer setting.
I decided to take these socks back to their homeland for a quick jaunt
around Vermont, where they were made. I found them to be comfortable
and on the warm side on a comfortable night (this is coming from
someone who rarely wears socks during the summer). I found the fit to
be comfortable and roomy.
Darn Tough socks have an unlimited lifetime, no questions asked
guarantee. Clearly they stand behind their product.
Summary (back to top)
Comfortable. Cozy. Cushion-y. American made.
Thank you to Darn Tough Vermont and BackpackGearTest.org for allowing
me to test this item.