Best liner socks ever
These liner socks keep my feet warm and dry - even in leather boots. They wick better than any other liner sock that I have ever tried and I've tried a lot of them. I wear them for sports and for everyday under my regular socks for extra warmth and to protect against blisters. They run a bit big. I wear a women's 7.5 shoe- but have thin feet- and the small sock was the best fit even though the sizing chart said medium.
I used them on a day of ice climbing.I couldnt even tell I had them on. My feet didnt stay any warmer but they stayed dryer. It was about 35 out. I used a pair of rental boots that my feet didnt like. However I didnt get any hot spots or blisters, Even with heel lift and the boot digging into my achillies tendon. I had them paired with a pair of Darn Tough Mountainerring socks, also recomended.
Number Two Favorite
I have a bunch of EMS Fast Mountain Wick Dry liner socks, so I can compare to them. The XStatics are a little thicker, not as stretchy and tend to bunch up under my feet more. They do seem to keep my feet warmer, though. Overall, I prefer the Fast Mountains, which feel like you're wearing nothing. I'd recommend the XStatics to someone looking for a little more warmth and no stretch.
The ultimate ice skating sock
I use these liners for ice skating where a very thin sock is essential. I skate outdoors in the winter and they keep my feet warm. I wear wool liners on the coldest days but I am not sure if the wool ones are any warmer than these. I also use them for indoor skating. They seem to regulate temperature well. All in all a great sock for ice skating and hockey.
Used in BWCA, MN
* Used product on 5-day canoeing/camping/hiking trip in the BWCA, MN
* Product did a decent job of wiking moisture away from my feet when they got wet.
* Product dries relatively quickly in the sun
* The product fits a little tight, but I think that is by design, to help wick moisture away
* Product also provides decent insulation in 30 - 40 F temperatures
Good for hiking but not winter activity
I was looking for thicker liners for my wool socks for winter work conditions. I purchased them based on other reviews but they are not that thick. Actually they are just your basic sock liners for hiking purposes. Great for light or mid-weight hiking, but not what you need when working outside all day during freezing conditions.
THE SMELL IS GONE
I WORE THE LINER SOCKS HIKING FOR OVER A WEEK STRAIGHT.
THEY DID NOT SMELL EVEN AFTER ALL THAT TIME AND I HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH BLISTERS.
I HAVE ALSO USED X-STATIC TRAVEL SOCKS (AND UNDERWEAR).
THESE PRODUCTS ARE A MUST FOR LIGHT-WEIGHT PACKING. THEY MIGHT GET A BIT DIRTY, BUT THEY NEVER SMELL. NEVER.
They Do The Job.
I run in severe winter temperatures and these liners, along with the man-made fiber hiking socks keep my feet nice and warm. I used to experience cold toes, but no more. These liners also keep your feet comfortable in daytime desert temperatures while hiking. Great value for the money.
I love these socks.
I order a size smaller, to insure a snug fit. I love these socks for their wicking ability. I wear them for all my activities and everyday in summertime, except at work. They are great alone or as a liner sock with double socks when backpacking.
These are great liners and somehow resist stinky feet smells like my nrmal liners seem to pick up. They are a little pricey, but after I used the one pair I picked up, I got over it and bought 2 more pairs. Money well spent