Don't feel bad if the Dahlgren Women's Backpacking Traditional Crew Sock seems smarter than you are; after all, it's a patented brainchild that will bring your foot luxurious comfort on your long hikes or backpacking trips. Constructed strategically in zones that absorb, transfer, and evaporate moisture, this sock thinks hard to give you a cooling, sog-free feel from toe to calf. Starting with absorbent, super-soft merino wool and alpaca in the toe and heel, moving to efficiently wicking Therma-Dri in the Transfer Zone, and ultimately dumping sweat at the Evaporation Zone, it will keep you dry whether working up a sweat or slopping through wet terrain. Ample cushioning throughout provides a buffer between you and the hard earth, Y-heel enhances fit, and flat toe seams prevent blisters. But don't be demoralized; at least you have the brains to wear it.