I've posted my FR for the DTV socks to the test folder. Here's the link and the
text for your editing pleasure.
Thanks a lot for taking a look at it.
FIELD LOCATIONS AND CONDITIONS
<<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "sock height">>I wore the socks during the Field
Testing period multiple times per week for a total of approximately 70 miles
(113 km). I wore them for 13 day hikes, 6 morning runs, 5 mountain bike rides
and 2 snowshoe hikes. I also wore them for daily use such as working in the
yard, going to the gym and playing tennis.
Some examples of my uses include:
Bassi Falls; Sierra Nevada, California; 4 mi (6.4 km); 5,000 to 5,500 ft (1,524
to 1,676 m) elevation; 25 to 30 F (14 to 17 C); overcast conditions
Tomales Point, Point Reyes National Seashore, California; 8 mi (13 km); 0 to 854
ft (0 to 260 m) elevation; 45 F (7 C); rainy conditions
Multiple hikes in Sierra Nevada foothills, California; 3 mi (5 km); 743 to 1,262
ft (226 to 385 m) elevation; 45 to 60 F (7 to 15 C); overcast to sunny to
Auburn State Recreation Area, California: 5.6 mi (9.0 m); 800 to 1,200 ft (244
to 366 m) elevation; 65 F (18 C); clear to cloudy
PERFORMANCE IN THE FIELD
During the Field Test period, I machine-washed these socks 12 times. I have
trouble remembering to turn them inside-out before I throw them in the hamper,
so for 7 of the 12 washings they were washed inside-out as recommended by the
The socks are cushiony in the ball of the foot and heel regions which makes them
very comfortable. They are high enough to extend above my mid-height boots.
They have been comfortable with multiple pairs of footwear; 2 pairs of
mid-height boots, low hiking shoes, 2 pairs of running shoes and my biking
My feet were warm while wearing these socks in temperatures down to 25 F (14 C)
which is the lowest temperatures they've seen so far. I would typically wear
calf-height socks for snowshoeing, but I wore these instead. I was able to tuck
my thermal pants into them and have the thermals stay in place, so I didn't mind
wearing these 1/4 height socks for snowshoeing.
The odor resistance has been good. I purposely wore them multiple times between
washings just to see how they would do. It hasn't been particularly warm so my
feet were not sweating. The breathability of the socks seems good. I never
noticed any tendency for my feet to get overly warm while wearing these socks.
They have stayed in place during all of my activities and have worn well so
far. There is no sign of any wear areas. There is no loss of shape or
loosening of elastic.
The Darn Tough Vermont Poppy Gall socks are a high quality, durable pair of
This concludes my Field Report. Check back in two months for my Long-Term
Report. Thanks to Darn Tough Vermont and BackpackGearTest.org for allowing me
to participate in this test.
This report was created with the BGT Report Generator.
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